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To tell letting agent photographer to leave

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Sazzle41 Tue 09-Jun-15 18:24:09

Just that really. They are reletting so need photo's and i am moving on. I I am v neat and tidy so left her to it and then found she had taken my nightie and dressing gown/jeans & tshirt off the back of my bedroom door and left them dumped them on the bed. (last agent took photos with door open as thats best view he said). I would have moved them if she had said tho this time. Then i went to bathroom and she had taken all the nice bubble bath and stuff off the bath and just scattered it randomly all along the long shelf below the big miror so it looked incredibly messy. Then she proceeded to the kitchen where she threw the sponge and scrubber in the sink, and started re arranging my chopping boards and the kettle. I asked her to leave. I am v territorial and now i feel bad. Feel free to flame me. I've never asked anyone to go before but i have raging PMT , the diets making me ratty and that just did it. I am in desperate need of a custard cream.

fredfredgeorgejnr Tue 09-Jun-15 18:28:56

Nothing wrong with asking her to leave, re-arranging and not even leaving it as found is inappropriate, the letting agent will be a member of a trade body, ensure that you complain to them. They use the lack of formal complaints to make out that self regulation works.

Noneedtoworryatall Tue 09-Jun-15 18:32:27

I hate when women use PMT as an excuse.

She should have asked permission.

I can see where she is coming from tho.

Not suggesting your home is untidy but perhaps she thought it looked neater. I can't stand seeing shampoo bottles, washing up liquid bottles etc hanging around.

Bottom line tho she should have asked your permission as you were home and then put it back herself.

I wouldn't ask her to leave mind.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 09-Jun-15 18:37:22

I think it's fine to move the clutter in order to take better pictures.

GERTI Tue 09-Jun-15 18:40:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Snozberry Tue 09-Jun-15 18:43:10

YANBU, I know she needs to get good pictures but if you were right there she could have discussed it with you. But I wouldn't have let them take pictures while I still lived there at all tbh.

dogrilla Tue 09-Jun-15 18:46:16

It's only a few bloody bottles. She's hardly gone rummaging in your pants drawer. It's what they do in every place they photograph. No big deal, surely?

Sazzle41 Tue 09-Jun-15 18:46:50

My anti d's are not so effective when i get PMT - Dr reckons hormonal issue (small things do get to me then,otherwise i am good on current dose) but not to increase dose just for that week. If she had asked i would have been fine. I dont do clutter, she moved two shampoo bottles and 2 v pretty bubble baths - I dont do clutter and every check they tell me how immaculate. She made my really tidy bedroom, bathroom and kitchen look messy and cluttered and just strewn. I like stuff grouped,orderly and tidy. I cant bear stuff scattered to the four winds like she made it look.

Hissy Tue 09-Jun-15 18:50:11

She should have tidied back up, but agents don't like bottles of shampoo etc out, it's a massive no-no

You have to understand this property is being marketed, and there's a whole new level of anal when it comes to photography.

Have a word with the agent, tbf they should have prepared you for the visit better.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 09-Jun-15 18:54:31

Come on, we're only talking about a few bottles,easily put back and nothing yo get stressed aboutbrew

Coincidenceschmoincidence Tue 09-Jun-15 18:56:18

I would have been irritated too and I'm generally easy going. Understand them wanting to move stuff but it's surely basic courtesy to check you don't mind them touching your stuff and then to put it back where it came from afterwards.

PtolemysNeedle Tue 09-Jun-15 18:57:13

If the photographer didn't ask if it was ok to move your stuff, then they were rude. YWBU to tell them to leave, you shouldn't have to put up with so done being rude to you in your own home.

BabyMurloc Tue 09-Jun-15 19:00:51

As a photographer I would take photos without "clutter" of any kind around but I would ASK the person if they were there and I would put things back afterwards.

Sazzle41 Tue 09-Jun-15 19:05:09

She was re arranging my perfectly tidy kitchen when i walked in , I still think its not up to a photographer where my kettle and chopping boards are placed - in a pristine kitchen. To add to it, last time it was marketed everyone who looked said how tidy/ nicely presented it was but felt it was too expensive: I was there for the viewings.. I even got asked where i got my rug and my pictures, so its not a cluttered dump. I suppose its a territory thing.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 09-Jun-15 19:06:29

It's probably because you are moving on OP and things feel uncertain. Have you got somewhere nice to go?

londonrach Tue 09-Jun-15 19:07:03

As a tenant you dont have to allow access even if in contact to viewers. No way would i allow anyone to take photos of my stuff. Contact cab to find out your rights. Yanbu and flowers

Janethegirl Tue 09-Jun-15 19:19:37


bloodyteenagers Tue 09-Jun-15 19:47:55

So if the photographers don't like people's stuff then why are there thousands of listed properties with people's stuff in the pictures?

I would have flung her out as well and letting the agents know they can use the old pictures.

Signlake Tue 09-Jun-15 19:49:34

YANBU. I wouldn't want other people touching my things either. The least she could have done is asked

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