Estate agent advertises flat using picture of man weeing

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ESTATE agents have caused hilarity by showing the magnificent views from an upmarket city flat – complete with a man relieving himself against a wall.

The advert, for a £200,000 penthouse apartment in Edinburgh, includes stunning pictures of the spacious living area, modern kitchen and bright bedrooms.

The property, in Hawkhill Close, Leith, is described as “incredibly elegant and modern with wonderful views and an abundance of space” by agents Murray & Currie.

A man can be seen relieving himself on the building opposite
A man can be seen relieving himself on the building opposite

 

But the last photograph on the slideshow features a man clearly relieving himself against a wall on the building opposite – a feature presumably overlooked by the photographer.

The picture, which shows the view from the balcony, captures Edinburgh city centre in the distance as well as a nearby cemetery.

But on closer inspection, a shady figure can be seen hunched beside a bush next to the opposite building, with his back to the camera.

The man must have been overseen by the photographer
The man must have been overseen by the photographer

 

It is evident that the unknown man, who is wearing a long-sleeved white shirt and dark trousers, is relieving himself against the wall after being caught short.

The man apparently believed he was screened from nearby buildings by high bushes.

Social media users were quick to comment on the mishap. “Nothing says flat for sale quite like that,” said one.

The advertised flat is on Hawkhill Close, Edinburgh
The advertised flat is on Hawkhill Close, Edinburgh

 

Another wrote: “Other than that, it does seem like a pretty decent flat.”

One person added: “Someone taking a slash. Madness.”

Other property details boast that the apartment has three double-bedrooms with an open-plan living and dining area.

It boasts a modern kitchen which opens onto a private balcony
It boasts a modern kitchen which opens onto a private balcony

 

There is a large, private balcony which connects the kitchen to the lounge, and potential buyers will also be allocated their own private parking space and be able to use a lift up to their flat.

Earlier this year, a collection of hilarious estate agent pictures went viral, showing the worst snaps used to advertise property.

The penthouse apartment is on the market for £200,000
The penthouse apartment is on the market for £200,000

 

They include a picture showing a washing machine suspended dangerously over a toilet seat, an outdoor garden table and parasol in the middle of a kitchen, and even a pig relaxing in a living room.

Another picture shows a man on the toilet in the corner of a shot, as well as a handgun left next to the bathroom sink.

A spokeswoman for the firm saw the funny side and joked that the man was “fertilising”.

A spokeswoman said: "Wee are aware of the picture"
A spokeswoman said: “Wee are aware of the picture”

 

The spokeswoman said: “‘Wee’ at Murray & Currie have been made aware of the photo of what may look like a gentleman relieving himself.

“But with the particular development being home to professionals and proud property owners, we are confident that this is an innocent photo capturing a resident simply fertilising the flowers and beautifully maintained shared gardens.”

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