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Channel 4 Location, Location, Location viewers fume at South London first-time buyers in early 30s with 700k budget

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On this week’s episode of Location, Location, Location, viewers were left enraged at two South London first-time buyers with a budget of £700k.

Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer were doing their usual house-hunting, this time for a couple called Jess and Zak.

The young pair had realised post-lockdown they wanted a good-sized garden and more space indoors to work from home so were looking for a three-bed house.

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Fair enough, right? That’s not how the viewers saw it after they started discussing their budget.

One tweeted: “How the hell do 1st time buyers have a budget of 700k but they could borrow more! Yes they have a deposit but even so…that’s frightening.”

Presenters Phil Spencer and Kirstie Allsopp didn’t help the situation with their comments

It wasn’t just him asking. Another questioned: “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?”

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

While someone else wrote: “Wish #locationlocationlocation showed more realistic first time buyers in London. £700,000?!”

One said they’d even “given up” on the show as its “London centric with tales of impoverished first time buyers with only £700k for their first house.”

It didn’t help when Phil said they only – I repeat, only – have a £700k budget. Someone simply reacted to that: “Bugger off.”

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The angry reaction kept coming when Kirsty and Phil started going through the prices for the flats they were going to show them.

“585 for an effing flat,” said one.

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

The presenters weren’t helping the situation, saying the £585k flat was a “sensible price”.

One person online responded to that saying: “I really, really, shouldn’t watch #locationlocationlocation I just end up staggered (and jealous) as to how the buyers have so much money to spend.

“£700,000! I couldn’t ever comprehend having that much to spend on a house, they look younger than me and have that now.”

Many questioned where they were getting all the money from, with people jumping to conclusions.

“Undoubtedly they’ve had a lot of help from parents. It would just be nice if they could be honest about that. (Yes, I am envious!),” said one.

Others were questioning why they weren’t looking for properties outside of the capital after he said he worked from home. “With this budget they could live in a palace anywhere else,” a person tweeted.

As one woman tweeted: “There’s some bitter people on Twitter tonight.”

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