A DETACHED Halesowen home which went up for auction with a guide price of just £50k has sold.

The three-bedroom house in Hillcrest Avenue sold at auction last Wednesday (June 24).

It was snapped up by eager buyers for £165k - smashing its original guide price.

The property is in need of modernisation.

A home in the road, which is off Lyde Green, near Cradley, sold for £196,950k in January this year.

The Government has updated guidance for England only to allow physically distanced viewings that carefully adhere to public health guidance.

Viewings must only take place with serious buyers who are genuinely interested in the property.

Initial viewings should be done online as virtual viewings.

When conducting physical viewings, they should be done by appointment only and open houses are not permitted.

If your home is being viewed, open all windows and doors prior to the viewing taking place and if possible, leave the property for the duration of the viewing.

Everyone involved must wash their hands prior to the viewing and handwashing facilities should be made available with separate paper towels if possible.

Estate agents will look to restrict the number of people present at the viewing in order to follow social distancing guidelines.

Once the viewing has finished, the homeowner should ensure surfaces such as door handles are cleaned.