House built with lamppost in pathway fails to attract buyer — and sales of neighbouring homes are down too

A lampost by the front porch of a house of a new build brick house
The house, and the nine neighbouring homes have all been on the market for seven months and all are yet to be sold (Image credit: Google Street View)

A newly built home is failing to attract buyers after it was built with a lamppost blocking the front path to the house.

The house in South Shields, South Tyneside has a lamppost blocking the entrance to the property after developers failed to take into account the lamppost during the planning stages, showing the potential pitfalls when building a house.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.