Why would you write this in your rightmove listing!?

(55 Posts)
HopBopPop Wed 09-Mar-16 22:17:03

All seems normal-ish in the description, but read down to the very last line!

www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-53344210.html

YesterdayOnceMore Wed 09-Mar-16 22:18:55

confused shock

How bizarre!

Southernlassie Wed 09-Mar-16 22:19:29

I have NO idea. Is it a legal issue - declaration etc?

Snoopadoop Wed 09-Mar-16 22:19:42

I think you have to disclose any burglaries within a certain time period when selling a property. Maybe they're putting it so that people know upfront and aren't put off later once the buying and selling process isn't a later stage?

wowfudge Wed 09-Mar-16 22:21:44

There are very few photos - perhaps there is some damage that hasn't been fixed?

SecretWitch Wed 09-Mar-16 22:21:46

How very unusual....wonder why it is mentioned?

wowfudge Wed 09-Mar-16 22:22:50

You disclose on the property information form. Unless it's happened with alarming regularity I wouldn't have thought it was a big deal.

Palomb Wed 09-Mar-16 22:23:14

I wouldn't buy a hiuse that had been recently burgled. Would you?

HoneyDragon Wed 09-Mar-16 22:25:38

£650'000 to live in Leighton Buzzard?! Yikes.

wowfudge Thu 10-Mar-16 07:13:13

Without knowing more about the circumstances of the burglary, it wouldn't be a deal breaker.

Scone1nSixtySeconds Thu 10-Mar-16 07:42:55

Honey I looked at it and thought "oh, £650 grand, that's a nice house for that".

And then I had a word with myself!

But for comparisons sake this is near me at £625,000. And I think that is insane, but property appears to have gone loopy around here.

scribblegirl Thu 10-Mar-16 07:49:36

Oh god that's weird.

I wouldn't be hugely bothered though, we're buying in the wilds of Croydon borough and I can't imagine at least one of the places we viewed hasn't been burgled or attempted at one point or another.

It's a beautiful house though, I love it.

Turbinaria Thu 10-Mar-16 07:53:49

You need to show people all the good things about your house before the legal nitty gritty. A burglary on that type of property is not uncommon (as burglaries go). Any serious buyer will think result as many others would be put off, can't imagine a car salesman being as honest as this about his stock

FatherReboolaConundrum Thu 10-Mar-16 11:53:09

Maybe they did so much damage that the pictures aren't accurate any more? Otherwise v. odd.

That's a lot of house for 650K - would get you this near me.

Owllady Thu 10-Mar-16 11:57:22

Cambridge is ridiculous isn't it? I have to take my dd to the hospital there and I'm shocked at how much those Beirut houses are by the hospital shock

I'm lol at the last line on that link

Greaterthanthesumoftheparts Thu 10-Mar-16 11:57:42

But that's the nice bit of leighton buzzard my mum lives just around the corner

Owllady Thu 10-Mar-16 11:59:09

Has your mum been burgled?

FatherReboolaConundrum Thu 10-Mar-16 12:06:58

Beirut houses Owl? grin Anything near the hospital or in the centre is crazy money. If you go a bit further out things are slightly saner, but still absurd compared with almost anywhere outside London or the commuter belt. Still, for under £600K you could get this house with its very special lighting.

Owllady Thu 10-Mar-16 12:10:09

Trumpington? Those square New things? It looks like Beirut. I'm boggled by it grin

sparechange Thu 10-Mar-16 12:10:46

I'm shock at Cambridge prices! That house isn't far off London prices

Owllady Thu 10-Mar-16 12:11:24

grin at the decor in that house

Owllady Thu 10-Mar-16 12:13:08

It's like the world's end. Thank you for linking, you've made my day grin

FatherReboolaConundrum Thu 10-Mar-16 12:15:20

Do you mean these ones? Why anyone would pay £1.25m to live there is a mystery.

Owllady Thu 10-Mar-16 12:16:29

Yup. Have you not been up there? It's barren

FatherReboolaConundrum Thu 10-Mar-16 12:17:06

It's great isn't it? I think the thing over the dining table may be some kind of teleportation device.

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