Whether it’s overpriced, in the wrong area or just too small - there are plenty of reasons a property might not sell.

According to a survey by Rightmove,  more than 4,000 home-movers were  looking for bigger gardens, homes and space for a home office - however this wasn’t the case for first-time buyers. 

Whatever the reason, here are some Southampton homes that haven’t sold despite being on the market for years:

First listed: December 2015

Daily Echo:

South Western House, City Centre, SO14


This one-bedroom flat has been on the market for a whopping five years, in that time it has been reduced by just under £15,000. 

The split-level groundfloor apartment is offered with no onward chain.

Located in the popular residential building of South Western House in the City Centre the property is ideal for first-time buyers or investors. 

First listed: March 2016

Daily Echo:

3-5 Northam Road, SO14


This two-bedroom flat is currently on the market with Knights Porter.

Within its four years on the market the property has not been reduced once.

The blurry property images leave a lot to the imagination but it is clear to see the flat is in need of some renovation and maintenance. 

Described as a great investment the property currently achieves a rental yeild of £8,520 per annum.

First listed: April 2016

Daily Echo:

Southwold House Bastins Close, Park Gate, SO31


Another Knights Porter property has made the list.

Despite being described as a spacious and 'beautifully presented' two-bedroom flat, this property has still struggled to sell. 

The property has been reduced once during its four years on the market by £5,000.

It is now up for sale at little more than £14,500 more than it was bought for 12 years ago. 

First listed: February 2017

Inner Avenue, SO14


This first floor one-bedroom apartment boasts permit parking and is in the popular area of Inner Avenue, close to the City Centre.

The compact flat has an opening plan living area, seperate bedroom and bathroom.

In its three years on the market this flat has seen multiple changes in price, and is currently available for £2,500 less than the original asking price. 

First listed: December 2017

Daily Echo:

Salterns Boatyard, Salterns Lane, Bursledon SO31


Surprisingly this unique opportunity to live on a beautifully converted house boat has not been snapped up by potential buyers.

The luxury property is situated on the banks of the River Hamble, close to schools and shops. 

The current owner obtained the barge in 2014 and since then it has undergone a major rebuild. To see more pictures visit Zoopla.

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