The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has investigated a complaint against Preston estate agent Leftmove about two of the company’s listings on Rightmove.
A statement from the ASA says the complainant said both properties were advertised as “under offer” even though Land Registry information revealed they had been sold in March and April this year respectively.
The ASA says it contacted Leftmove which said the mistake was due to human error and both listings have now been updated to “sold”.
Following the explanation and remedial action by Leftmove, the ASA says it didn’t consider that further action was needed and closed the case informally.
Leftmove has five branches in Preston, Freckleton, Kirkham, Blackpool and St Annes and has approximately 16 staff.
The company was established in 2014 and claims to be one of the fastest growing agents in the affluent area stretching from Preston, along the Ribble river and north to Blackpool. Its Preston branch is listed as 1st out of 172 in the PR4 postcode for instructions and it has sold 20 properties this year according to its Rightmove listing.
It lists with both Rightmove and Rightmove and operates an unusual pricing structure, charging different set selling fees for properties, depending on their asking price.