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Developers rush to buy up Heath Extension – but hadn’t checked the date

PUBLISHED: 15:09 01 April 2016 | UPDATED: 15:09 01 April 2016

Hampstead Heath Extension

Hampstead Heath Extension

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The Heath Extension was listed for sale earlier today with adverts on Zoopla and Rightmove advertising a property on Hampstead Way NW11 for £100,000,000.

A north London estate agent listed the Heath Extension on Zoopla for offers over £99,999,999A north London estate agent listed the Heath Extension on Zoopla for offers over £99,999,999

Interested parties were directed to contact Mr Michael Mouse about the “rare diamond” sold “chain free with full planning permission.”

Interested parties were directed to contact Mr Michael MouseInterested parties were directed to contact Mr Michael Mouse

The Stamp Duty on the land would be just under £12million, rising to £15million if it was bought as a second home or buy-to-let.

Callers to the estate agent who listed the property were disappointed however when they discovered it was an April Fool.

Jeremy Fine, who made the joke listing said: “I’ve had a number of calls about it this morning.

“I had to tell them right away that it was just a bit of a laugh.

“It didn’t cost us anything as we just uploaded it as one of our properties.”

Homes near the Heath Extension in Hampstead Garden Suburb regularly sell for around the £10million mark, so if real, the listing would have been a total bargain.

A plot of land with planning permission on the Vale of Health on Hampstead Heath with access to one of the ponds and uninterrupted views was reduced 13.6 per cent from £5,500,000 to £4,750,000 in March.


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