We're looking at buying a house. We've found one that would be perfect - in our budget, good size, perfect spot and it even has a nice garden. Went back for a second look last weekend, and whilst it needs a bit of work (someone's stopped doing it up halfway through, which makes me a little suspicious - but that's another story) we don't mind that, seeing it as a blankish canvas.
The problem is, there are a few troubling spots of damp. It's been empty for 8 months, so this isn't entirely surprising, but there are a few bits of black mould on the walls, and a couple of spots where the plaster is completely flaked away, as well as a bit where the skirting board is pretty rotted looking.
Should we just walk away? Is it gonna end up being a mammoth project or is it likely to be an easy(ish) fix?
tl;dr - should I buy a house with the pics below. Sorry about the photo quality, I left the Mrs with the camera