Why can't I buy the Windhelm house (Hjerim)?

  • I've finished the Stormcloak storyline, and now cannot become a Thane of Windhelm without buying Hjerim. The Steward keeps saying something has happened and he can't sell it right now.

    What the heck am I missing? I've been doing every random little quest from people in town I can find, hoping to unlock the house. I'm well over the 5/5 requirement of helping people.

    Any ideas?

    I know there is a murder quest of some sort which involves the house, so you may need to complete that first.

    @Wipqozn Is that the one the town npcs mention when you first get there? Or is it the one for Dark Brotherhood?

    Arrrrrggggg me too!!!! I watched someone else solve the murder and I really want the house (It has a hidden room) but I cant get the house!!! I'm so sad now... =[

    Did you do Blood on the Ice too?

    Did you do **Blood on the Ice**?

    @Jim This was posted nearly 4 years ago. I have no idea if I had done the quest Blood on the Ice yet. As mentioned on other answers, at the time it was a bug no matter what you had done.

    Okay if it's a bug then I guess you're doomed.

  • DieZoG

    DieZoG Correct answer

    9 years ago

    This is a major bug, most players have encountered it, and sadly there is no known workaround that lets you buy this house or start the mission that grants you the option to buy it from he steward.

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