This house can be yours for £28,000 — if you can find it

© DC ThomsonThe house in Methilhaven Road
The house in Methilhaven Road

A house left to deteriorate into a dangerous eyesore has gone on the market for £28,000.

The post-war prefab in Methil, the subject of repeated complaints from local people over several decades, has been declared uninhabitable by a surveyor, who said it required demolition.

It is being sold as a building plot by estate agent Delmor, which is marketing it as a “development opportunity”.

Potential purchasers will not be able to view inside the property at 372 Methilhaven Road due to its condition.

The detached two-bedroom bungalow on the corner of Brady Crescent became notorious in 2002 when Fife Council ordered a local building firm to clean up the garden against the wishes of owner Jim Levack, after branding it a hazard.

He had been served with a Wasteland Notice from the local authority ordering him to clear up or face the consequences.

Mr Levack, who died recently, had not lived in the property for several years and it had become almost completely obscured by trees and bushes, apart from a narrow tunnel cut through the thicket to allow access to the front door.

Local councillors said the building’s looming demise would be welcomed by neighbours who had put up with the eyesore for too long.

Labour member Ryan Smart said: “Obviously it’s quite sad to hear of the death of Mr Levack but hopefully some good will come from this and the land will be bought over and redeveloped by somebody.

“This eyesore has caused a lot of heartache for people in Methil over the years and it will be good to see the area rejuvenated at last.”

SNP councillor John O’Brien said he had asked Fife Council to consider buying the plot of land for much-needed council housing.

“The council is desperate for land to build houses and this is an ideal opportunity,” he said.

“Folk have been complaining about the state of the house for several years. It’s a real eyesore.

“It’s one of the first things you see when you come into Methil and it’s terrible for local people

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