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Detached or end of terrace?

Hi, 

This property is advertised as detached, but would it be more accurate to describe it as end of terrace and should be priced accordingly? 

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  • The price is the price. There are no set pricing bands for different types of house. If you like it then offer what you think it's worth based on the property description and your own due diligence. 
  • eddddy
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    edited 15 December 2023 at 8:40AM

    The price is what somebody is willing to pay.

    The estate agent has a legal obligation not to say anything that is misleading - so It's a question of whether consumers would be misled by that property listing.



    I guess if you want to be pedantic, you could call it semi-detached. It's not a terrace, the 2 closer houses in the photo are detached from the further 2.

    According to the RICS definition, it's not link detached, because the 1st floor bedroom/bathroom has a party wall with the neighbour.

    Link-detached

    A link-detached property or house is a term given to residential units that share no common walls with another house or dwelling. They are, however, typically linked together by a garage.

    Link: https://www.ricsfirms.com/glossary/residential-property-types-definitions/

  • DeLaSole
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    edited 15 December 2023 at 8:41AM
    I too would consider it a link-detached home if those car ports are attached to one another and the homes, but if no home walls are shared. Its asking price, regardless of how it's been listed, is just that.

    I've not lived in such a property but would imagine it's possible that a neighour may extend into the part that's attached leading to noise levels beyond those originally experienced.
  • It's a semi detached. The fact that the rooms above the garage would share a wall mean it can't be considered link detached.
    I saw a house once that was advertised as detached, but it was a link detached home, I gave the estate agent what for for wasting my time.
  • Calidad
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    Thanks for the advice/views everyone. We just wanted another perspective. Thanks again. 
  • Gavin83
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    I'd consider it closer to a detached than a semi. It's a link detached from my point of view, although not a proper link detached. There's several different categories of link detached in my mind with this being one of them. However there is no universally agreed definition and everyone will have their own opinion. Ultimately though, as pointed out it doesn't really matter. It's whether you're happy with the price for that property.
  • grumbler
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    edited 16 December 2023 at 3:01PM
    eddddy said:

    The estate agent has a legal obligation not to say anything that is misleading - so It's a question of whether consumers would be misled by that property listing.
    Ha-ha
    This property is listed as link-detached


    They probably have legal obligations, but, AFAIK, there are no legal definitions.
  • Stubod
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    edited 15 December 2023 at 1:01PM
    ..IMHO, I would classify this as a link detached house...
    .."It's everybody's fault but mine...."
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