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Estate agent omits nuclear eyesore in property ad

By Staff Reporter
01 October 2009 | 1 minute read

A British estate agent has come under attack for failing to highlight the proximity of a ‘traditional fisherman’s cottage’ to two nuclear power plants in the property advertisement.

According to a report in UK tabloid, The Sun, prospective buyers flocked to see the three-bedroom property described as an ‘exceptional detached property set in half an acre of private land’, and listed at £247,000 ($450,000).

However, the listing agent forgot to mention one crucial element about the property’s setting in his advertisement – the fact that it is directly overshadowed by two enormous nuclear power stations.

The agent took a cleverly angled photograph of the house that cut out the power stations altogether.

Potential buyer Alex Robertson told the newspaper that he was horrified to see the power stations when he arrived at the property.

"It was unbelievable. I had seen the property online and thought it looked just right for me and my family - but when I got there I just saw this tiny fisherman's cottage in the shadow of these huge nuclear power stations,” he said.

"These power stations are literally at your front door - there is no escaping them, they are gargantuan. I didn't need to look inside the house, one look at the power station and I was on my heels and off."

Estate agent omits nuclear eyesore in property ad
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Terranora
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