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Estate agents and literacy

Discussion in 'Personal' started by jubilee, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    I'm back searching sites for accommodation for Miss jubilee who will soon be homeless in London after discovering that her studio flat, in the owner's garden, does not have planning permission for residential use.
    Writing 'complimentary' instead of 'complementary' seems to eb the norm now but I found one flat where the bathroom was described as having a 'pedal stool wash hand basin'!
    Pedestal!
     
  2. lizziescat

    lizziescat Star commenter

    Goes with the beeday I saw on particulars the other day.

    I think I've also seen an intergull garage somewhere as well.
     
  3. (ignores the typo and simply responds - and double checks for own mispers)

    We are looking to buy again and there does seem to be a lack of literacy that occasionally makes Climber laugh out loud.
    We could have bought half an acher of land! But just the thought of it was painful!
     
  4. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I've seen many estate agents describe bathrooms with 'vanitory' units over the years.
     
  5. *** dont you realize its you're falt. You are pade to do one thing , teech. If you carnt get it write and fale dont go blaming the kids whose learning was not done properley.

    (edit) I'm sorry but I have to laugh at the fact that F..F..S. was filtered. Who the ***** is filter monitor this week?
     
  6. Crowbob

    Crowbob Established commenter

    I saw "refirbishment" today.
     
  7. Were they good?
     
  8. Lots of estate agents don't know what dormer windows are...
    They are often referred to as 'dorma' windows. [​IMG]

     
  9. Comprising of...
     
  10. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

  11. It's The Completely Random Capitalisation Of Every Single Word In The Particulars That Does My Head In.
    And the complete over-the-top attack of exclamation marks, usually only seen at such levels in the writing of year 4 girls. We once had one set of particulars when we were looking a couple of years ago with a paragraph and a half about the amazing fact this house had a Cellar!!! Imagine the possibilities of a Cellar!!! (always with a capital letter)... it went on to detail potential uses for the Cellar!!! at great length.
     
  12. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    This property is enviably situate, and benefits from a lawned fore-garden.
    (From the property page in our free local paper)
     
  13. Is it in a sort-after area?
     
  14. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Lead commenter

    It usually turns out it's not been sorted ...
     
  15. hazeymazey

    hazeymazey New commenter

    making me smile
    [​IMG]
     

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