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Detached or end of terrace?

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  • robatwork
    robatwork Posts: 7,086 Forumite
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    Nice Rob thinks...just a typo, could happen to anyone
    Cynical Rob thinks...that will appear on far more searches than terraced

    Either way it's North Sheen not Richmond, and 1/10 value for money
  • Gavin83
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    robatwork said:
    Either way it's North Sheen not Richmond, and 1/10 value for money
    I find this extremely common as well. I live in a great small city which is considered a desirable place to live. There are several nearby towns which aren’t so desirable, including one whose claim to fame is a double child murder.

    I often found that houses in those towns were listed as belonging to the city I live in, even though they’re not. However the price difference is 25%-30% so I could understand why a vendor would want this. It’s ridiculous though as surely no one is tricked by this.
  • robatwork said:
    Nice Rob thinks...just a typo, could happen to anyone
    Cynical Rob thinks...that will appear on far more searches than terraced

    Either way it's North Sheen not Richmond, and 1/10 value for money
    I remember when houses near the Wandsworth one way system were being marketed as "East Putney".  
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  • robatwork
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    robatwork said:
    Nice Rob thinks...just a typo, could happen to anyone
    Cynical Rob thinks...that will appear on far more searches than terraced

    Either way it's North Sheen not Richmond, and 1/10 value for money
    I remember when houses near the Wandsworth one way system were being marketed as "East Putney".  
    This is endemic in areas around Finchley/West Hampstead/Kilburn/Cricklewood. Some of these names conjure up gang warfare, others suburban idyll. Reality is most of London is becoming a craphole sadly. 
  • Mutton_Geoff
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    Calidad said:
    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? 

    The agent is probably hoping you'll view it in the dark. From the details in the link the agent states "Prospective purchasers are advised to verify the information through inspection or other means to their satisfaction." They used to call it caveat emptor when Pontius was a pilot. At least they are revealing their integrity & attention to detail before you even pick up the phone.

    I sent the link to ASA and they just replied ..

    Thank you for contacting the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).
    I understand that you considered an ad for a property on the Minors & Brady website for a property on Sandpiper Way is misleading as you understand the property is not a detached house as stated but an end of terrace house.
    We have reviewed the ad in light of your concerns and considered all the issues raised.
    On this occasion, having taken our prioritisation principles into account, we have decided to resolve your complaint through the provision of advice. Therefore, we have explained your concerns to the advertiser and provided them with guidance on how to ensure that their advertising complies with the Codes.

     That'll learn 'em.
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  • Gavin83
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    Calidad said:
    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? 

    The agent is probably hoping you'll view it in the dark. From the details in the link the agent states "Prospective purchasers are advised to verify the information through inspection or other means to their satisfaction." They used to call it caveat emptor when Pontius was a pilot. At least they are revealing their integrity & attention to detail before you even pick up the phone.

    I sent the link to ASA and they just replied ..

    Thank you for contacting the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).
    I understand that you considered an ad for a property on the Minors & Brady website for a property on Sandpiper Way is misleading as you understand the property is not a detached house as stated but an end of terrace house.
    We have reviewed the ad in light of your concerns and considered all the issues raised.
    On this occasion, having taken our prioritisation principles into account, we have decided to resolve your complaint through the provision of advice. Therefore, we have explained your concerns to the advertiser and provided them with guidance on how to ensure that their advertising complies with the Codes.

     That'll learn 'em.
    Except, as this thread has pointed out it's partly down to opinion. I think we'd all agree it isn't a detached property but we certainly wouldn't all agree it's a end of terrace. I certainly wouldn't describe that as an end of terrace. Therefore you can't possibly please everyone and therefore there's no 'right' description.

    Out of interest is 'link detached' an option on Rightmove?
  • sheramber
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    Gavin83 said:
    Calidad said:
    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? 

    The agent is probably hoping you'll view it in the dark. From the details in the link the agent states "Prospective purchasers are advised to verify the information through inspection or other means to their satisfaction." They used to call it caveat emptor when Pontius was a pilot. At least they are revealing their integrity & attention to detail before you even pick up the phone.

    I sent the link to ASA and they just replied ..

    Thank you for contacting the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).
    I understand that you considered an ad for a property on the Minors & Brady website for a property on Sandpiper Way is misleading as you understand the property is not a detached house as stated but an end of terrace house.
    We have reviewed the ad in light of your concerns and considered all the issues raised.
    On this occasion, having taken our prioritisation principles into account, we have decided to resolve your complaint through the provision of advice. Therefore, we have explained your concerns to the advertiser and provided them with guidance on how to ensure that their advertising complies with the Codes.

     That'll learn 'em.
    Except, as this thread has pointed out it's partly down to opinion. I think we'd all agree it isn't a detached property but we certainly wouldn't all agree it's a end of terrace. I certainly wouldn't describe that as an end of terrace. Therefore you can't possibly please everyone and therefore there's no 'right' description.

    Out of interest is 'link detached' an option on Rightmove?
    It is now described as link detached.
  • Gavin83
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    sheramber said:
    Gavin83 said:
    Calidad said:
    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? 

    The agent is probably hoping you'll view it in the dark. From the details in the link the agent states "Prospective purchasers are advised to verify the information through inspection or other means to their satisfaction." They used to call it caveat emptor when Pontius was a pilot. At least they are revealing their integrity & attention to detail before you even pick up the phone.

    I sent the link to ASA and they just replied ..

    Thank you for contacting the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).
    I understand that you considered an ad for a property on the Minors & Brady website for a property on Sandpiper Way is misleading as you understand the property is not a detached house as stated but an end of terrace house.
    We have reviewed the ad in light of your concerns and considered all the issues raised.
    On this occasion, having taken our prioritisation principles into account, we have decided to resolve your complaint through the provision of advice. Therefore, we have explained your concerns to the advertiser and provided them with guidance on how to ensure that their advertising complies with the Codes.

     That'll learn 'em.
    Except, as this thread has pointed out it's partly down to opinion. I think we'd all agree it isn't a detached property but we certainly wouldn't all agree it's a end of terrace. I certainly wouldn't describe that as an end of terrace. Therefore you can't possibly please everyone and therefore there's no 'right' description.

    Out of interest is 'link detached' an option on Rightmove?
    It is now described as link detached.
    Ah yes so it is. They must have updated it at some point, maybe based on advice the description wasn't accurate. Problem solved then!
  • grumbler
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    Gavin83 said:
    Calidad said:
    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? 

    The agent is probably hoping you'll view it in the dark. From the details in the link the agent states "Prospective purchasers are advised to verify the information through inspection or other means to their satisfaction." They used to call it caveat emptor when Pontius was a pilot. At least they are revealing their integrity & attention to detail before you even pick up the phone.

    I sent the link to ASA and they just replied ..

    Thank you for contacting the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).
    I understand that you considered an ad for a property on the Minors & Brady website for a property on Sandpiper Way is misleading as you understand the property is not a detached house as stated but an end of terrace house.
    We have reviewed the ad in light of your concerns and considered all the issues raised.
    On this occasion, having taken our prioritisation principles into account, we have decided to resolve your complaint through the provision of advice. Therefore, we have explained your concerns to the advertiser and provided them with guidance on how to ensure that their advertising complies with the Codes.

     That'll learn 'em.


    Out of interest is 'link detached' an option on Rightmove?
    Yes, see my post on page 1 of this thread  :/
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