Spot the difference, sponsored by Rightmove
Avid Bitterwallet reader Simon is moving out of his three bedroom flat. Three cheers for Simon, there. Not uncommonly, he decided to look for similar properties in the area through Rightmove's intermaweb site. And not surprisingly, Simon stumbled upon the listing for the flat he currently occupied, which was being leased out by local property agents Adderstone Group.
What he wasn't expecting, however, was that the photographs in the listing appeared to be of a different flat altogether. They were certainly similar - another property in the same area, perhaps - but they weren't of the flat Simon was sitting in at the time. To prove the point, Simon took his own photos to provide a side-by-side comparison:
The identical tiling on the kitchen wall suggests that perhaps the two properties are owned or were refurbished by the same owner, whether that's Adderstone Group or another party. But why would somebody swap the photos? Because securing viewings on the promise of a different property isn't unehtical at all, is it?