Any estate agent will tell you that good schools, transport links and decent shops add value to your house price.

But some would-be home-owners might be drawn to more illicit amenities, if an advert for a three-bedroom house in South Norwood is anything to go by.

Earlier today: £56k salary required to buy 'affordable' flat in Croydon

The listing invites offers of more than £320,000 for the terraced property in Crowthing Street and promises your cash will buy you a lounge, a garden - and "local drug dealers close by". 

The advert was posted today on, which states the house is marketed by Harrison Sellars Estate Agents, of Sydenham Road, Croydon. 

Your Local Guardian:

But if the peculiar sales strategy has piqued your interest, prepare for disappointment: Crowthing Street - and therefore perhaps the property in question - does not actually exist.

The stated postcode of the house advertised instead covers the similarly named Crowther Road in South Norwood. 

However, a reverse image search suggests the house pictured is real and was advertised in 2014 on numerous property websites.

Your Local Guardian:

If you've money to burn, though, fear not: this is not the only eye-opening advert under the Harrison Sellars name on Zoopla. 

The estate agent appears to be marketing a four-bedroom terraced house in Adelaide Grove, Shepherd's Bush, at a staggering £43.8m. The average house price on the road is £607,258.

Your Local Guardian:

Over in Downbury Mews, Wandsworth, a three-bedroom terraced house will apparently set you back a wallet-demolishing £6.6m, around ten times the average value on the street.

Your Local Guardian:

And in Hampson Way, Stockwell, where houses sell at an average of £291,222, Harrison Sellars is touting a two-bed flat for a mere £4m.

Your Local Guardian:

The Croydon Guardian has contacted Harrison Sellars to shed some light on the adverts but has not yet received a response.

Update (3.20pm): the adverts detailed above have now been removed