‘Bugger off!’ Britons’ fury at first-time buyers in early 30s with huge £700k budget

Kirstie Allsopp admits she doesn't like 'mean' reputation

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Britons were fuming after they watched a young couple in their early 30s explain to hosts Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer they were prepared to spend £700,000 on a home in South London. The couple were first-time buyers.

This week’s episode of Location Location Location followed couple Jess and Zak as they looked for the perfect house to call their own in South London.

The pair wanted a home with a good-sized garden and plenty of indoor space to work from home more easily.

Jess and Zak told Kirstie and Phil they wanted a three-bed house.

This surprised viewers, who were angry that the couple had a whopping £7000,000.

Many Britons took to social media to express their anger and frustration while watching the programme.

Twitter user @PennySweetz wrote: “700k budget and you’re struggling to find a 3 bed in S London. @c4locations, can we get more realistic first time buyers on the show.”

User @Dboi235 said: “Dare I say they both work from home, half a million for a flat. FFS the London syndrome is real. For that you could by two in middle of Birmingham.”

User @4EveraBlueNose added: “I’m a completely lost northerner…why pay £695k for a flat in Dulwich when you can buy a house in Crystal Palace for £525k…3.5 miles from Dulwich.”

One person fumed: “How the hell do first time buyers have a budget of 700k but they could borrow more! Yes they have a deposit but even so…that’s frightening.”

Another chimed in: “How are a couple in their twenties/thirties, in this day and age, in a position to not only have a £700k budget, but are able to increase that if needed?”

One person wrote: “They have a 700k budget and they’re saying it’s tight. Guys I’m gonna be sick. I’m never moving out.”

Another simply commented: “Bugger off.”

The angry reactions continued as Kirstie and Phil began to list the prices of flats and houses they were going to show Jess and Zak.

One Twitter user wrote: “585k for an effing flat.”

Another said: “Over half a million for one floor of a house. Lol.”

Twitter user @munkyfaz commented: “I watch #locationlocationlocation and can’t fathom how people have 700k to spend on what’s basically a council house.”

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Twitter user @Plantagenet2 added: “Where or rather how do a young couple manage to have a £700,000 budget!”

At the beginning of the Location Location Location episode this week, presenter Kirstie explained: “London is still one of the most expensive places to buy a house in the UK with prices almost twice the national average.”

The national average cost of a property in Britain is £255,707.

But houses in South London have increased seven percent in value over the past year alone.

Kirstie added: “Competition here is fierce, so no wonder our house hunters this week have run out of steam.”

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