Only Fools and Houses – TV House Prices

Only Fools and Horses

Nelson Mandela House, one of the most iconic buildings from British TV screens. The home of the Trotter family was actually Harlech Tower which was in Acton, not Peckham. Only Fools and Horses started in 1981, the year after Margaret Thatcher introduced the Housing Act extended right-to-buy council homes.

Over 30 years on and Del Boy wouldn’t have quite been a property millionaire, however he would be a third of the way there.

This type of local authority three bedroom flat in the Peckham area would now set you back at least £250,000, however with the floor space in Trotter onscreen example it’s likely to this would be valued at £330,000.

The sixties tower blocks on the sprawling South Acton Estate were used as the location for the long-running sitcom. But now the 17-hectare site was bulldozed a few years back as part of a £500million regeneration project.

Property Type – flat
Location – Peckham
Valuation – £330,000

Harry Potter

The Dursley home and the house where Harry Potter grew up was number 4 Privet Drive. Many people have suggested this was a property in a private road close to the filming location in Watford, however the property used in the movie is in Picket Post Close, Bracknell.

The house has been sold a few times since the launch of the first movie and when Prisoner of Azkaban launched it sold for £239,950. The link-detached house is now valued at £350,000

Property Type – House
Location – Bracknell
Valuation – £350,000

Bread

The BBC sitcom Bread ran from 1986 to 1991. The Boswell family, like the Trotter family tried to make their way through life in Thatcher’s Britain.

They lived on the typical terraced street in Liverpool and the properties used for filming can still be seen in Elswick Street.Back in 1986 a 2 bedroom terraced house in Toxteth would have cost roughly £18,000 with the UK average at that time £35,647.

These days, a 2 bedroom terraced house for sale in Elswick Street, Liverpool would set you back just £90,000.

Property Type – House
Location – Liverpool
Valuation – £90,000

About a Boy

The movie adaptation of the novel of the by Nick Hornby was released back in 2002. Hippy Fiona and her son Marcus lived in a two bedroom flat in Kentish Town, just north of Camden.

The flat in 2002 would have been worth close to £200,000 but with the London market booming in recent years this has jumped to half a million pounds.

Property Type – flat
Location – Camden
Valuation – £500,000

Game On

Maybe not one of the best known British sitcoms, but Game On had a cult following back in the 90’s. The show characters were three childhood friends living in flat in Battersea, Southwest London, which Matthew, who had acute agoraphobia, bought with his inheritance.

When the show was being broadcast the 3 bedroom flat would have been worth £130,000, move forward twenty years and it is now valued at £650,000.

Property Type – flat
Location – Battersea
Valuation – £650,000

Men Behaving Badly

Another popular comedy from the 90’s was Men Behaving Badly. Two beer-guzzling flatmates shared a 2 bed flat in Ealing. The price of this flat would have jumped from £125,000 to £550,000.

Property Type – flat
Location – Ealing
Valuation – £550,000