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Estate agent omits nuclear eyesore in property ad

01 October 2009 Reporter

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.

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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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