Today I went to see an EX-LEA flat in Homerton. I was keen to take a look as the numbers were enticing (£125k guide against a value of c. £170k). I had already looked on google streetview and knew the area was a large council estate area – but it was close to the tube. So I convinced myself to go take a look.
As soon as I arrived and parked I felt uncomfortable – anywhere where you have so many bars over the windows and doors just doesn’t feel right….
Inside the flat was great – it was split level and spacious. The kitchen and bathroom needed some work, but it was just cosmetic:
Next door to the flat there was a group of guys smoking drugs
(No image here – didn’t think they’d appreciate it!)
And as I looked around I just got a sense of bars everywhere…it felt like I was in jail!
And I thought – I just don’t feel safe here – so no matter the money – I’m not going to buy it!