As we approach Friday the 13th for the first time this year we take a look at the top 10 property superstitions from around the world.

  1. Don´t live at house number 13 or the 13th floor – UK and USA
  2. Don´t walk under ladders (the devil lives there) – UK and USA
  3. Don´t put new shoes on the table – UK and USA
  4. Don´t give a knife as a house-warming present – Africa and USA
  5. The number 8 is lucky, the number 4 is unlucky in a house price or number – (China)
  6. Don´t take an old broom into a new house – Many western and African countries
  7. The number 7 is lucky – Many western countries.
  8. Bury a statue of St Joseph in the garden to sell a property – UK, USA
  9. Scatter coins around the living room to bring good fortune – The Philippines
  10. Stop the dead from entering by closing bedroom windows on the 1st of November -Spain
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