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Just came across this little beauty!

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Ikeatears Sun 12-Jun-16 20:31:48

Quite sad really that someone has been living in this - not sure why the agents have published theses photos...

Ikeatears Sun 12-Jun-16 20:32:31

ApocalypseSlough Sun 12-Jun-16 20:35:33

It looks like deceased estate- maybe the owner is happily in a nursing home. It looks as if there's been some sorting done. The front is immaculate.

SwedishEdith Sun 12-Jun-16 20:42:37

Pretty intrusive photos - poor show by the agents

dynevoran Sun 12-Jun-16 21:03:08

The blurb doesn't fit with the photos. Really family should have cleared it before putting on the market. The house 3 doors down from me was in a similar state following what i assume is similar circumstances and they tidied it up and cleared out before sale.

JeffreySadsacIsUnwell Sun 12-Jun-16 23:50:18

The EA has pulled it now. I guess there have been complaints (or the EA tracked traffic back to MN!).

FrikkaDilla Mon 13-Jun-16 00:34:31

Poor form to call this a "little beauty" and even worse for a company to take such intrusive and sad photographs.

wowfudge Mon 13-Jun-16 07:25:18

It was on a thread on MSE before it was on here Jeffrey so it's probably had an unexpectedly huge number of hits.

JeffreySadsacIsUnwell Mon 13-Jun-16 11:01:34

Ah, thanks Wow. I did think that pulling it on the basis of four posters on Mumsnet on a Sunday night was a bit extreme - as was monitoring MN Property thread in the first place! But yes, a MSE thread would have generated an unexpectedly high hit rate... At least they responded, give them credit for that. And EAs can only go with what the vendor wants.

The photographer who came to do our pics said that he often has to move mouldy dishes out of kitchen sinks, pick up clothes etc, but he needs to check with the vendor first. If he phones and the vendor says 'don't touch a bloody thing, people are buying my house not my stuff anyway', there's not much he or the EA can do. Our EA popped in as the photographer was nearly done, and they had a conversation about another house which was too filthy to take photos. Apparently it was the second time the photographer had been sent. The EA then decided to drop the house from his books because it would damage the EA's reputation, but he's lucky, this is London and there are plenty of better-presented properties.

I imagine that a small independent EA in a less densely-populated area might want any and every chance of commission - you've got to feel sorry for some poor sod trying to sell a place in a state like that. And can you imagine actually doing viewings? The EA should offer to get the place cleared up, belongings boxed and sent to owners/family or disposed of as directed and a professional clean - but up the commission to compensate or add an admin fee to the costs.

wowfudge Mon 13-Jun-16 12:44:30

I wouldn't be surprised if the EA had been round to view and value the place and took the photos then instead of speaking to the vendors about presentation.

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