Posted on December 19, 2022 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
It's nice when the previous owner of a home mentions the items that they'd like to leave behind, rather than surprising you when you move in.
And that was the case for the new owners of author Evelyn Waugh's mansion in the English countryside.
The Guardian reports that the unnamed bidder who won the auction with a £3.16 million ($3.85 million) offer was warned in advance that the current tenants were refusing to vacate the property.
The self-described Evelyn Waugh superfans currently living there have told reporters that they consider themselves to have a "major share in the house," having poured considerable financial and sweat equity into the home.
A notice to quit was posted in August, and prospective bidders were made aware of this fact — and the fact that the residents were refusing to let in prospective buyers or real estate agents in to see the property.
Waugh wrote his famous novel Brideshead Revisited in the home.
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