I’ve recently been looking to buy a property here on the Island. Searching around brought up 5 Nicholas Close Brading as a good punt as it was priced well below the normal price for a 3 bedroomed detached bungalow, some research revealed why.
Despite the agent’s description saying “The property has undergone some improvement works in recent times and is considered ideal for owner occupation as a weekend/holiday retreat or as a letting investment.”
The real description should have read “This property has been subject to flooding by water and raw sewerage and has been decorated to disguise that fact.”
OK, so the price of c£140,000 should have told me something was very wrong, but nobody had the balls to admit it. I’m sure they knew but they just didn’t say!
Needless to say I won’t be taking things any further….
Estate agents? don’t ask……