An agent who complained about a listing on Rightmove says he is disappointed with the response he has received.
The listing, placed by Reeds Rains, was still live yesterday evening, advertising a property that is not on the market.
It is for a three-bed terrace rental property – but it is no longer available.
The listing says: “Let agreed prior to online advertising – similar properties urgently required.”
The agent, who has asked not to be named, says that this is simply touting for business. He says the response he has received has not addressed his query, but that he had always understood that properties on Rightmove could only be listed around their availability.
We asked Rightmove about this, and yesterday evening a spokesperson said: “The text used in listings should be specific or unique to the property being advertised.
“To ensure prospective tenants see the most up to date properties Rightmove has technology in place that automatically removes properties that are marked let agreed after six weeks if an agent does not do so.”