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AIBU to say no to house viewers using my toilet?!

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CantHoldIt Thu 28-Mar-19 21:50:56

Ok so I’m currently selling my home and I’m astounded by the number of people who ask to use the toilet! I just don’t get it, yeah sure small kids I can understand they can’t always hold it. But surely if you are an adult in strangers home you can hold it and pop into the petrol station/ cafe before or after?! I’m not talking about a downstairs cloakroom, the upstairs family bathroom. I think maybe I wouldn’t mind so much if it downstairs and just the toilet. hmm
I hate strangers using my loo... AIBU?! Please tell me I’m not alone

TeacupDrama Thu 28-Mar-19 21:52:48

I think people ask so they can check it flushes properly and that the taps don't leak some modern toilets have pathetic flushes ( to save water which it doesn't if you need to flush 2-3 times)

greenelephantscarf Thu 28-Mar-19 21:53:43

I always flush the toiletwhen viewing and switch on the shower.

Gingerivy Thu 28-Mar-19 21:54:02

I think it's a bit silly to refuse. They're not asking to try out the bedroom, for heaven's sake. It's a toilet.

Solasum Thu 28-Mar-19 21:54:11

Yes, convenient excuse to check water pressure

TildaKauskumholm Thu 28-Mar-19 21:54:35

Yes I hate it too but hard to refuse.. and yes if viewing I would want to check!

LeesPostersAreInFrames Thu 28-Mar-19 21:54:35


I wouldn't have a problem with that.

They are potentially about to give you tebs or hundreds of thousands of pounds to buy said home. Let them use the loo rather than expecting then to find and use a grotty garage. I'm guessing some of these people have travelled a long way.

shaggedthruahedgebackwards Thu 28-Mar-19 21:55:49

If I've invited someone inside my home for whatever reason I can't imagine refusing to let them use the toilet

Why would you?

AntiHop Thu 28-Mar-19 21:56:15

Yabu. When I was house hunting I would often be rushing from one viewing to another, with no time to find a public toilet. Thanks to a prolapse, my bladder is rubbish.

RockingMyFiftiesNot Thu 28-Mar-19 21:57:45

Either they are checking out the toilets.... or they need a wee. I actually wouldn't buy a house from someone who wouldn't let me use the loo

DoneLikeAKipper Thu 28-Mar-19 21:58:04

Really ?

OhTheRoses Thu 28-Mar-19 21:58:04

Younare being very silly.

SheChoseDown Thu 28-Mar-19 21:58:17

I was pregnant when viewing houses, we would see lots in one day. If I needed to pee I'd go. Also I like to see what the plumbing is like.
Wees only. No poop

FurrySlipperBoots Thu 28-Mar-19 21:59:02

I hate my stupid newfangled 'water saving' loo. You have to flush it at least 3 times!!! I would definitely want to see how the toilet behaves in a prospective new house.

ReallyReallyNo Thu 28-Mar-19 21:59:32

It’s a toilet. Why are you being so precious about a hole that people shit in?

Xmasbaby11 Thu 28-Mar-19 21:59:36

Yabu. What's wrong with them using it?

GinUnicorn Thu 28-Mar-19 22:00:27

I was pregnant when viewing and needed every time. They can’t help it and there might not be a chance to go via a petrol station all day if they have lots of appointments. Surely it’s no harm as long as they are polite?

CandleLand Thu 28-Mar-19 22:00:42

Yabu, I've used toilets when we house hunted, partly to check plumbing but also I just reallt needed the loo as we were going from house to house. And I wouldn't have a problem with someone using my toilet.

Itwouldtakemuchmorethanthis Thu 28-Mar-19 22:00:58

I crossed a house off because the owner refused to let my four year old use the toilet. It just felt mean and there were others that felt generous and welcoming.

DoneLikeAKipper Thu 28-Mar-19 22:01:25

Careful people.

CantHoldIt Thu 28-Mar-19 22:01:42

Can understand trying out the shower and checking the flush, but had a man the other day who left drips on the seat and on the floor round the loo 🤢

Buddytheelf85 Thu 28-Mar-19 22:02:13


Firstly, you want these people to give you hundreds of thousands of pounds for your house and you begrudge them a loo visit?

Second, it’s not uncommon for people to have lots of house viewings lined up, and there are rarely public loos in residential areas. Plus your viewer could be pregnant or have a prolapse or whatever!

Third, it’s really not unreasonable for the viewer to want to check the plumbing and water pressure.

Gillian1980 Thu 28-Mar-19 22:02:46

I’m currently heavily pregnant and viewing lots of houses.... I’ve had to ask to go for a wee in about 50% of them. It’s a sudden, desperate need and my continence is dubious! Also they’re in residential areas where there aren’t other loos nearby.

We have lots of viewings of our house too.... wouldn’t bother me at all if people needed the loo.

TrixieFranklin Thu 28-Mar-19 22:03:13

I'm an estate agent and I once was showing quite a large family round an empty house, it must have been one of my first ever viewings that I did alone back in the day when I was training and they were off in different directions and the dad sheepishly came downstairs and told me he had helped himself to the en-suite toilet but hadn't realised the water had been shut off and couldn't flush his poo away grin

GruciusMalfoy Thu 28-Mar-19 22:04:41

YABU. They're potentially going to be buying your house, if they want to use the facilties it's fine. They've had a good old nosey throughout the place anyway.

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