Win M&S vouchers for your funny property stories

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This competition has now closed.

Do you have a funny property story to share? When you moved house did something entertaining happen?

House-hunting is rarely a painless experience, everyone from landlords, buyers, estate agents and tenants are likely to have faced some less than ideal situations… but there can often be a funny side.

Whether you’re a buyer, renter, landlord, seller or even an agent, we want to hear from you. Perhaps you had a bizarre house viewing or rented your flat to some curious tenants; whatever the story, we want to know about the amusing situations you’ve found yourself in when dealing with property.

Send your funniest property-related anecdotes to stories@rightmove.co.uk to be in with a chance of winning one of three £50 M&S vouchers.

Rightmove will then select the funniest, most entertaining stories to be featured on the Rightmove Blog.

Good luck!

The serious bit – Terms & Conditions
- The closing date for story submissions is Thursday 14th February 2013. Entries after this time will not be allowed.
- Winners will be notified via email on Monday 18th February 2013.
- The competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 years and above.
- The competition is not open to employees of rightmove.co.uk.
- Stories should be no more than 500 words. Submissions do not have a minimum length.
- Please do not disclose any personal information of people or companies in your submission.
- Submitted stories with foul language or those that are deemed offensive will be excluded from the competition.
- By submitting your story, you allow Rightmove to use the story on our blog, via our social media channels and for marketing purposes where it will be viewable by members of the public.
- Rightmove reserves the right to exclude any stories from the competition that do not fit within the guidelines.
- Users can submit multiple stories however they will only be eligible for one prize.
- The Rightmove team will read all of the stories submitted and judge the submissions and then pick 3 winners. Rightmove’s decision is final.
- Prizes must be taken as stated. There is no cash alternative for the prizes.
- Winners will have 14 days to claim their prize; after this time, all rights to the prize will be waivered and a new winner drawn.

6 Responses to “Win M&S vouchers for your funny property stories”

  1. Carol Sadler Says:

    The funniest thing that happened to us was after we bought a ground floor flat in a dilapidated house, which had 2 flats above us which were rented out. We discovered lots of dry rot in our ceiling/first floor flat living room floor, and various floorboards etc had to be replaced. This meant opening up a big hole in our ceiling, so we and the tenants could look through it and see each other! They ended up having to move out temporarily but we put up with the hole above us and the workmen cheerily calling down to us etc while they worked, until eventually it was done………

  2. Anne-Louise Moroney Says:

    Well…. it still makes me laugh now. I was carrying out a viewing on behalf of a vendor for a very executive applicant! He happened to be a top London Lawyer and the property had all the latest gadgets etc. It was the first time I had viewed this property so was still working everything out myself.

    We entered the bathroom and the Lawyer wanted to know how good the water pressure was in the walk in shower… So trying to get a deal I entered into the shower un-beknown to me that it was an automatic power shower!!!! I got wet!

  3. Simon Says:

    A few years ago my parents were selling their property and had a viewing arranged for the same weekend that they had their 2 grandchildren stay over (aged 7 and 4)

    The would be purchaser was a, shall we say, portly solicitor who seemed very impressed with the property. All up until the moment when the 4 year old came bursting into the room shouting at the top of her voice “lawyer, lawyer big fat lawyer!”

    The said solicitor made a quick exit and when questioned we realised that the 4 year old was being told stories by her older brother and was actually saying “liar, liar big fat liar !! to her brother”

    Needless to say the solicitor didn’t put an offer in!

  4. Jamie Radford Says:

    Came home one day after a hard slog at work to see a sold sign in our front garden..would have been a wonderful sight if we were selling the house..however we had only just recently brought and moved in….the sign was for two doors down…

  5. Eric Curless Says:

    We had just bought a lovely mid-Victorian era house in windsor
    (It is close to the town centre and good transport)
    We were moving are stuff in when so e youths offered to help me and my wife they worked for 5 or 10 mins and then tried to run of with my wife’s necklaces and a police car came past and caught them straight away
    That taught them a lesson

  6. pam Says:

    teraced house bathroom/kitchen (this was i the speck ) and was as stated the bath was next to the gas stove and the loo beside the sink no deviding walls could have cooked tea while have a bath or sat on loo and wash pots My friend and I still laugh about it even after all these years also in the lobby was a metal round tube with all the wiring in couldn,t happen to day or could it

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