‘Hairy house’ in need of a trim
- 13th June 2012
- Crazy but True Stories
Neighbours rally against the dilapidated £100,000 bungalow, which is overgrown with vegetation.
Residents of a neat and tidy street in Plymouth have come together to voice their anger at what they are calling the ‘hairy house’, an overgrown and neglected bungalow that is a distracting eyesore for its neighbours.
The house has not been tended to in over 30 years, resulting in it being surrounded by tangled weeds and roots, overgrown trees and a roof so covered in twigs and branches it looks like it has sprouted hairs, leading to its nickname. Surprisingly, however, the property is still valued at £100,000.
Residents are so sick and tired of the rundown state of the property, which has attracted rats, badgers and infestations of other animals, that they have contacted their local MP to help tackle the problem.
Alison Seabeck, Labour MP for Plymouth Moor View, agrees with the views of her constituents, citing the ‘hairy house’ as an example of a nation-wide problem, and supports a government-planned crackdown on derelict homes.
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