A home-owner who splashed out £150,000 on a cliff-top house suffered a property crash a week later - after a massive rock fall at the bottom of the garden.
The large six-bedroom property was sold for the bargain price because of its precarious position overlooking Oddicombe Beach in Torquay, Devon.
It was bought for £150,000 last week but within days more than 5,000 tonnes of rock had collapsed from cliffs just 50ft from the main house.
Local residents said they heard a ''rumbling'' noise before the unstable sandstone cliffs crumbled onto the beach below - narrowly missing a row of beach huts. Police and coastguards feared joggers or dog walkers were trapped inside the 300ft cliff fall and used thermal imaging equipment to hunt for survivors.
Luckily no-one was hurt but Ridgemont House which overlooks the beach lost a ''substantial'' chunk of its land after being sold - just six days before.
Distraught owner Sue Diamond says the house is now been rendered unlivable and is worth only £3,500.
Onlookers point out the huge landslide (Picture: SWNS)