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Letting agent apologises after listing ‘prison cell’ apartment

Brighton letting agent causes a stir on social media after property's bedroom - which features a toilet close to its bed - was uploaded to Rightmove.

Nigel Lewis

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A letting agent in Brighton has apologised after posting an ad on Rightmove that showed a one-bedroom apartment in the city available for rent with a toilet situated a few metres from its bed.

The listings appeared on Rightmove a few days ago and was spotted by an eagle-eyed local house hunter who then posted the picture on social media.

“It’s disgusting. I saw a listing for a flat in Brighton that charges £1,000 a month for a toilet in the same room as a bed. I just want this to be known because it’s unacceptable,” the anonymous house hunter told local media.

The listing led to a minor ‘Twitter storm’ during which people commented on how its combined bedroom/toilet resembled an ‘upmarket prison cell’.

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Local agent Mishon Mackay had uploaded the pictures of the property to Rightmove. It is on Guildford Road in central Brighton near the city’s train station.

The agent’s portal listing advertised the property as having a ‘fantastic size bedroom with a double glazed window to [the] front and en-suite wet room area’.

“We are aware we made an error on a property listing,” a spokesman from Mishon MacKay told The Evening Argus, adding that the property’s refurbishment is not yet complete.

“This has now been amended and we are sorry for any confusion – it shouldn’t have been listed as an en suite.”


November 1, 2019

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