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Psst! Wanna Buy A Used House?

Would you buy it from these people? Lovely glossy brochure delivered to my letterbox today from a local building company. At the back of the magazine there is a page entitled Family Health Warning! - Health Risks Associated With Older Houses.
Best Bits -
Tempering Valve - These became compulsory in 1998. Needless to say, the incidence of children scolding themselves has been dramatically reduced.

I have visions of little Mary, about to hop into the bath, giving herself a stern talking-to.

No Responsibility - When you buy an old house, what you see is what you get. It's Buyer Beware and there's no way to recuperate the cost, or be compensated for a hazardous environment.

Feeling sick, was it? Hope it gets better soon.

But - saving the best one until last -

Earth Leakage - In houses built prior to 1993, electrocution is always a risk, often resulting in death.
Excuse me? But what is the definition of Electrocution?

This publication wins the Miwahni WTF award for May.

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