The council of Estate Agencies (CEA) is looking into a recent advertisement from Choa Chu Kang of a room interior. This photo by the owner shows a little more than he would have liked to reveal in the reflection of his bedroom mirror. The CEA regulates the real estate agency industry.
Recently, eagle-eyed buyers noticed that one of the photographs for the 143 sq m HDB apartment stood out: in one of the bedrooms, a man's naked body - though not his face - can be clearly seen in a mirror's reflection.
The advertisement was posted on more than one property listing portal. The CEA has been drawn into the affair and is looking into it. According to its code of ethics, estate agents must conduct their work with due diligence and in compliance with all laws.
Property agent Benson Han, who is marketing the 12-year-old apartment for $570,000, told The Straits Times that the offending photo was one of a few that the owner had passed him over WhatsApp during the Chinese New Year period last month.
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