Agent Orgy

by Neil Patterson

10:33 AM, 7th November 2017
About A year ago

Agent Orgy

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Agent Orgy

Victoria Whitlock, writing in the London Evening Standard tells of her Landlord friend’s decorator catching the new (unnamed) letting agent holding a ‘party’ at an empty property.

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The landlord has several properties in South London, but his previously reliable letting agent had been bought out by another company and although he thought the new guy was a bit of a ‘lad’ saw no need to change and hoped for the same level of service.

The new agent failed to let a property quickly leaving the landlord with a three week void and so the landlord decided to use the disappointment as an opportunity to redecorate and sent his decorator in.

This is where the story takes a salacious turn and the decorator phoned upon arrival to say there was a party going on at the supposedly empty property!

The article said: “Apparently, the decorator had interrupted a couple of guys who were entertaining several ahem ladies, and from the state of the place, they’d been having quite a lot of fun, not all of which was entirely legal. According to my friend, it was a pretty debauched affair involving substance abuse”

“Of course the decorator had no idea who these people were, but he told them to clear off. At the same time, he was quick witted enough to whip out his phone and take photos of the group as they scurried out. When my friend turned up minutes later and looked at the shots, he immediately recognised one of the men running out in a state of undress as no other than his new letting agent.

“He promptly changed the locks and sent the agent an email terminating their contract and attaching the locksmith’s bill, together with an invoice from the cleaners he’d hired to clean up the mess. The agent put up no argument.”

The landlord has since engaged a new agent who is a member of a professional body and the decorator really does deserve a medal for taking no nonsense even when he had no idea who they could be.



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