posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 03:36 AM
My wife and I got into a dispute recently with one of Britain's leading estate agents (I won't mention the name). We were house hunting, found a
place and after paying the holding fees, the price suddenly jumped £25 from the original listing of £600 per month. After much to and fro, we either
had to pay the money or be on the street. It was only later when we reviewed the property online that it listed the property as being let for £650, a
price never mentioned at all before then. Now £25 may not sound a lot but I'm wondering if this bunking up of the price is more widespread.
The trap comes, not for us but for future renters and buyers to the area. When looking at other properties to guage the worth of the area, are estate
agents trying to generate the illusion that people are paying more for their places than they actually are.
Does anyone have a similar experience of this? Quite frankly, I am livid with the price switching and so I'll be bring these guys down if this is
truly what they're doing.