The coronavirus crisis has placed huge financial strain on many households, with thought of buying a house during the pandemic the last thing on most people's minds.

But if we told you you could buy a two-bedroomed terrace for less than £40,000, would it make you change your thinking?

We scoured Rightmove and Zoopla looking for the cheapest properties for sale in East Lancashire and came across these three houses, including one in Belford Street, Burnley, which is on the market for just £35,000.

Buyers looking for a steal could realistically get their hands on the property for as little as £35,500, with Rightmove stating only offers in excess of £35,000 would be considered.

The accommodation opens to the ground floor which comprises a vestibule, living room and kitchen, while upstairs there are two bedrooms and a bathroom.

Situated close to Burnley town centre, with great road links to the M65 and nearby Burnley Central Station, the property also benefits from double glazing and a rear yard, which offers scope for extension.

Springbok Properties, who have listed the house on Rightmove said: "This is a realistically priced property and is likely going to create a fair amount of buying interest to achieve a faster sale.

"If you're interested in buying this property, we'd urge you to contact us immediately to avoid losing out."

Meanwhile, we also spotted this terraced house for sale in Hunslet Street, Burnley, and unbelievably it's on the market for just £19,950

Comprising of two bedrooms, a lounge and dining kitchen, the only crux with this property is that it is in need of complete refurbishment so would end up costing a lot more than the advertised price.

However, it would be an ideal investment opportunity for those willing to put the time, effort and money into a promising residential project.

Searching further, we did find cheaper properties currently on the market, but many were only available to purchase via auction, or were being offered on a 25 percent shared ownership basis.

The property with the lowest starting price that we could find, was a mid-terraced two-bedroomed house on Smith Street in Nelson, with a reserve of just £1,000.

The house comprises of a hall, one reception room and a dining kitchen on the ground floor, with a landing, two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor.

With a rear yard, the property also has gas-fired central heating and UPVC double glazing, but is in need of modernisation.

The public auction in which this property is listed will take place on June 24 and will be live-streamed via the Bond Wolfe Auctions website with remote bidding available by proxy, telephone or internet only.

Rightmove stated that external viewings are available but at the time of going to print, the auctioneers were unable to inspect the property internally and therefore the accommodation details should not be relied upon.