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WOMAN SHARES 'LANDLORD'S ' DISGUSTING PROPOSAL TO KNOCK £200 OFF, ON HER RENT





Woman has urged others to be safe after sharing her messages with a 'landlord' who offered to lower rent in exchange for nude photos in what has been called a 'disgusting abuse of power'.


Georgia Linehan took to social media to expose 'how dangerous some people on the internet can be' in a tweet which has since gained almost 35,000 likes.


Posting a screenshot of their worrying Whatsapp conversation, she wrote: "That's the last time I try and buy a house on Gumtree."


The first message shows a collection of photos of the property in Kent from the sender, telling Georgia it comes fully furnished but can be handed over part-furnished or empty if necessary.


She is told it costs £695 per month, and she replies to say that she'll have a think and let them know her decision in a couple of days.





Then a message comes back to say: "There is an option to reduce rent if you wanted to x."



Asking how, she is told: "I own a modelling company, a few of my tenants work for me doing boob work basically. Breast pics for 2 pics the rent get reduced by £200."






As the post received more than 2,800 likes, Georgia responded to the many comments from others suggesting the proposal was a 'steal', by saying: "Can I just say everyone saying 'she’s mad for not taking this deal' I highly doubt this man even owns a property."

One person replied to say the images had probably been lifted off Zoopla and, as it turns out, the flat is the first result on Google if you search 'flats Regents Street Whitstable."

It is not available for rent, but is currently on sale (on Zoopla) for £375,000.

Georgia also added: "I cannot stress enough how much I hate men," before writing: "All jokes aside I think this is a very clear indication of how dangerous some people can be on the internet... especially to young, vulnerable women.

"And it also shows how hard it is for a woman to even find a place to live without being sexualised and exploited. Be safe girls xx."

The post was bought to the attention of Labour MP for Canterbury Rosie Duffield, who wrote: "Thanks for highlighting this @GeorgiaLinehan. Whoever you are, this is not ok. "Boob work" (vomit emoji). As you are so close, why don't you just #GetInTheSea!?"


A Gumtree spokesperson said: “Gumtree is committed to keeping the platform as safe as possible and this activity is a breach of our policy. We strongly encourage our users to report this type of behaviour so our dedicated safety team can investigate and take appropriate actions such as removing adverts and blocking offending users, like this advertiser, from the site.

"We also urge our users to communicate via the app rather than other methods, as this makes it easier for us to take action. We provide comprehensive safety advice for prospective tenants on our website and we continue to invest in our platform as well as work closely with government and law enforcement agencies to make Gumtree a safe place to operate."














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