Property agents face criminal charges

Criminal charges have been brought to property agents Knight Frank accusing the company of misrepresentation of a facilities accompanying a house on the coast between Portpatrick and Leswalt.

The charges, called in Stranraer Sheriff Court on Tuesday, claim the company repeatedly stated in advertising material that Knock Bay House “benefited from a private beach which is likely to deceive the average customer as to the characteristics of the property.”

A second charge states that the company failed to disclose the property was subject to a planning condition allowing public access over a defined track.

The case was continued until 23 September to allow for further discussion before a plea is entered.

Knock Bay House, a grand, five-bedroom mansion, was marketed by Knight Frank, which is based in Edinburgh, for offers over £825,000.