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Incorrect and misleading floorplans

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ASNL

New Member
I have visited more than 10 properties in London through local state agencies and most of them were significantly smaller than the area in their floorplan.

One of the main factors I use to value a property is the square footage. I cannot understand why there are not national standards and why the state agents are not obliged to using them to portray an accurate picture of the property.



If floorplans are wrong or misleading, uninformed buyers may loose huge amounts of money buying smaller houses and investors have to visit properties with their laser meter to create their own floor plan. That poses a problem for international buyers as they cannot visit the UK for those purposes during the pandemic.



Last property I visited was 75 sq ft smaller than expected. You might think by looking at the pictures should be enough, but think again, as the pictures are often manipulated so properties look better, brighter, and definitely bigger!



We could save so much time if state agencies could confirm the accuracy of their floorplans instead of just using those for "illustrative purposes!" so they are not responsible for any potential disastrous outcome.
 
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Longterminvestor

Administrator
You make a perfectly valid point and especially valid for overseas investors in the UK property market. Can estate agents really get away with "misleading" floorplans? Surely they must have to show the actual measurements on the property sales page?
 
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Longterminvestor

Administrator
I have read about these laser measuring devices, which today cost? Assuming the cost is not too much, this is surely worth a look?
 
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