Clegg home is still for sale

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DEPUTY Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s Sheffield home remains unsold almost five months after it was put on the market.

The semi-detached property in the Lib Dem leader’s Hallam constituency, is in one of the city’s most desirable suburbs.

But neither the selling agent or the asking price of the house has been advertised and no “for sale” board has been put up.

Instead, it is believed the estate agency handling the property is telling customers about the house if it matches what they say they are looking for.

Mr Clegg’s spokesman said the house was being marketed in a “more subtle” way and added: “It is still on the market. There has been a bit of interest but nobody has made a formal offer on it yet.

“When the house is sold Mr Clegg will be renting a home in the constituency to bring him into line with the new rules on MPs expenses.”

Mr Clegg faced controversy before the General Election when it was revealed he had claimed £84,000 in four years on the home, which he described as a “modest” property that was in a “complete state of disrepair” when he bought it.

He said any profit from the sale will be returned to the taxpayer.