Hello, i’m new on here, and I am in need of some advice! I have the opportunity to buy a 3 bed victorian property just outside Brighton in an affluent area for £185k. However, this is a big project….The property has never had electricity, there are only a couple of gas lamps on the walls to light some of the rooms, no bathroom, one toilet downstairs with original toilet seat, one tap of running water which is cold and is in the kitchen…. There are some original features such as a wrought iron fire which sits under a cooper bowl for heating water to wash your clothes in. i can see some damp patches but nothing to major. The ceiling in the front room has fallen slightly, so will need fixing. However, i can see it has potential, and we want to make ourselves a family home.
So, the advice I am after is this…. Is it possible to get electricity to the house, and if so approx how much – and I was thinking does anyone know if we really need electricity or can we use solar somehow? Also, if anyone has taken on a project like this, I would really like some advice with it all.
There is a garden, but it hasn’t been touched in 30 odd years, and it may just need a new roof!
I’m not in the trade (I’m a Podiatrist), but my husband is a project manager for a construction company, so I know we have access to people who can help. Most properties that are similar in age, floor space etc… in the area sell for around £330k.