The Daily Mail and other papers are reporting that a buyer is suing an estate agent who allegedly failed to tell him that a traveller family was living on a plot next door.
Hairdresser David Stanley, 55, bought a house for £280,000 from an un-named agency in rural Surrey back in February this year, apparently unaware that the neighbouring plot was known to accommodate 20 travellers.
The newspaper says Stanley was "immediately tormented with loud parties, foul language, aggressively revving motorbikes and toxic bonfires - at all hours.”
Now Stanley is reported to have lodged a formal complaint with the agency and with The Property Ombudsman.
“They weren’t there when I viewed the property. It was just a plot of land. They moved in a couple of weeks after me - but the agents knew the land was being given to travellers” Stanley is quoted as saying.
“When I come to sell I will lose money because no one in their right mind would live next door to these people. The agents should have been up front about the problem, I’ve been had.”
The buyer has contacted the police and the local authority to complain about the travellers’ behaviour.
You can see the Mail story here.