Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

"I swear that when I passed by Benirus Manor last night, I heard someone scream from inside. Velwyn Benirus will never sell that deathtrap!"
―Anvil Guard[src]

Benirus Manor is a house for sale the Hero can purchase in Anvil. It is a two-story house with a basement located in the east side of Anvil that can be bought for 5,000 Gold from Velwyn Benirus, found at The Count's Arms.


House Name: Benirus Manor


Through neglect over the years by its owner, both the exterior and interior looks run down before the Hero buys the house. However, once the associated quest "Where Spirits Have Lease" is completed, Benirus Manor will then become fixed and improved.

For the price, this can be seen as one of the best houses in the game, in terms of size. The Hero also does not have to buy furniture for this building. However, there is a relative lack of storage containers, except in the cellar.

The house is made up of a bedroom, dining room, living room, balcony/sitting area, office, basement and a secret cellar (located in basement).


Where Spirits Have Lease[]

I've overheard a rumor that Velwyn Benirus wants to sell a manor here in Anvil, and that he's selling it cheap. I should go find him and see what he has to offer."

After sleeping in the manor, three Benirus Manor Ghosts appear and a loud sound will be coming from downstairs.

After completing the quest, all of the furniture returns to normal, and the house becomes an ideal place to live and to store any items from the Inventory.



  • Do not store any important items in the dining room cupboard when the house is haunted. After the house is cleansed of Lorgren Benirus, the cupboard and any items inside will disappear.
  • The drawers in the bedroom are safe to store items in before the quest is done.confirmation needed


This section contains bugs related to Benirus Manor. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  /  XB1  ,  PS3  /  PS4  ,  PC  /  MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  360   Occasionally, there is a bug where halfway through the quest, the manor never loses its curse and the original owner, Velwyn Benirus, never appears again.
  •  PS3   Items stored in the bedroom drawers will sometimes disappear.
  •  PC   You cannot fast travel while inside of this house even after completing the associated quest, unlike other owned houses.