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Properties on rudely-named roads are worth a whopping 22 percent less, says study

Posted at 8:00 am, February 28, 2014 in Fun London, News
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What’s in a name? That which we call a road. By any other name would smell as street…

Rude road names are obviously hilarious, but it might not be so funny if you own a house on one. That’s because, according to research NeedAProperty.com, properties on titillatingly titled streets tend to sell for a  lot less money. How much less? 22 percent on average, or a whopping £84,000. The study looked at embarrassingly named roads across the country, but sadly only looked at one in London. They found that flats on Cumming Street in Islington (which 9 percent of people thought an unseemly name) went for £292k, while around the corner on Britannia Street the average price was £358k. That’s a 19 percent difference!

There is an upside, of course. As FindAProperty.com CEO Scott Green points out, ‘there are bargains to be had for those who don’t mind a bit of innuendo!’ So if you can keep a straight face when all about you are sniggering, your first step on the property ladder could just be at 69 Pooper Place.

Giggles (and cheap property!) await at our list of London’s top ten rude road names.

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