The housing market is extremely tentative at the moment, with house values not increasing and mortgage lending at an all-time low.
It seems one builder has come up with a very unusual technique to lure people into moving home; by giving away a machine.
Airevale Homes Estate Agents in Leeds are handing out a mini robot to anyone who reserves one of the few remaining four-bedroom town houses at the Upper reach development area, in Newlay, Yorkshire.
The machine, which is called ‘Roomba’, is a vacuum cleaner which can work its way round the carpet, avoiding obstacles on its very own.
It uses an infrared bumper so it can go slower when the device senses it is about to run into something or someone, so your couch won’t get marked and the coffee table is unlikely to be banged into.
The contraption normally sells at between £200–400 but is being given away for free.
Picture Attributed: Yorkshire Evening Post