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...to think house viewer was taking the piss - literally

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Bunnyfuller Sat 03-Jun-17 18:29:49

Our house is on the market and we had a viewing today. They arrived 15 mins late, the agent met them at the door. The door to the kitchen was half open and my DCs and I were sat in the adjoining family room (we normally go out for viewings but this one had moved it twice, it was 430 and I couldn't be arsed going out again. I heard them come in, it went quiet then suddenly the sound of the downstairs loo flushing! Then the tap going.

Am I being picky expecting a stranger in my home to ask to use the loo?

HundredMilesAnHour Sat 03-Jun-17 18:32:05

Doesn't mean they actually used the loo. It's sensible when viewing a property to flush the loo, run the tap/shower etc to ensure that there are no issues with water pressure etc.

00100001 Sat 03-Jun-17 18:33:36

Yep. I flush loos, turn on every tap, light and socket, open every door, drawer and window!

BeingATwatItsABingThing Sat 03-Jun-17 18:34:47

I would find it weird if they used the loo, yes.

I wouldn't have thought about checking the water pressure so I might consider that when I'm viewing the next in an endless stream house.

sonjadog Sat 03-Jun-17 18:36:29

Yes, I check the water too.

Wolfiefan Sat 03-Jun-17 18:36:45

Maybe they asked the agent?

Bunnyfuller Sat 03-Jun-17 18:37:09

We have 4 loos. She only flushed in that one.

PickAChew Sat 03-Jun-17 18:38:22

Heck, yeah, after so long living up on this hill, I'm definitely checking water pressure, next time.

And listening out for weird plumbing noises!

Trifleorbust Sat 03-Jun-17 18:38:52

I always check water pressure. Flushing one toilet is enough.

PantPlot Sat 03-Jun-17 18:40:34

They're not going to check all four grin

fifteenfortytwo Sat 03-Jun-17 18:41:49

The agent may not have told her you were in the house. I would not expect the seller to be in, and the one time they were the agent didn't bother to tell me so that I got the shock of my life walking into he living room where she was reclining on the sofa.

Toilets are there to be used. She was perfectly reasonable to do so really.

PurpleDaisies Sat 03-Jun-17 18:43:21

I think you're being precious. They might not have even known you were in.

BarbarianMum Sat 03-Jun-17 18:44:38

I would always flush the loo/run the tap when viewing a property. And i wouldnt ask, either.

Paperdolly Sat 03-Jun-17 18:45:38

They may have travelled some distance for the viewing?

VladmirsPoutine Sat 03-Jun-17 18:46:03

Yabu. It's not an issue at all.

sonjadog Sat 03-Jun-17 18:47:27

Even if she did have a pee, does it really matter?

BackforGood Sat 03-Jun-17 18:48:47

You might want to look up the meaning of the word 'literally' - I was agog at your title.

ElleMcElle Sat 03-Jun-17 18:49:04

We once came home after a viewing on our flat to discover that someone (person viewing? estate agent?) had taken a rather fragrant dump in our toilet. They did not put in an offer.

Maudlinmaud Sat 03-Jun-17 18:50:24

I don't see the problem. Would you really begrudge someone using your loo.

Ravenblack Sat 03-Jun-17 18:50:58

Yep YABU. Little bit cheeky, if she didn't ask, but I would have just laughed. Wouldn't have bothered me.

Bunnyfuller Sat 03-Jun-17 18:57:20

I don't begrudge. But I would ask. Regardless if I'd driven a long way.

Trifleorbust Sat 03-Jun-17 18:58:06

I would always ask if I wanted to use the toilet. Basic manners.

FrancisCrawford Sat 03-Jun-17 18:59:55

Maybe they asked the agent?

Ifitquackslikeaduck Sat 03-Jun-17 19:00:27

I assumed you really meant literally. I expected you to say that a viewer had stolen a pee specimen from your house before you had chance to take it to the docs or something.

You're selling your house. Before long it won't be yours. It's the most expensive thing most people will ever buy. Having a good look around and checking stuff is surely vital. Or maybe they'd travelled a long way and just needed a wee.

FreeNiki Sat 03-Jun-17 19:00:40

A house is the single most expensive purchase you will ever make.

You think she shouldn't even flush the toilet?

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