A man in China spent 150,000 yuan (£18,118) renovating his new home, only to later find that he had decorated the wrong flat.
After purchasing his flat situated on the 40th floor of a block in Chongqing in June, he was handed the keys to his new apartment.
He started renovating the apartment when he got a call from the property management office on October 20 telling him that he had been renovating someone else's home, according to People's Daily Online.
According to the property management office, there were eight apartments on the 40th floor but only four had been sold.
This then resulted in a mix up in the numbers allocated for the flats and the man was given the wrong keys.
He had indeed been renovating the wrong apartment which belonged to someone else.
The story has shocked people on news site Sina.
One user commented: 'If that's a wrong flat then why would they possess the key?'
And another wrote: 'Both the developer and the property manager should be blamed.'
One user said: 'Can he just simply change the door sign?'
OMG, UK, 17 hours ago
No doubt all the flats are identical - just swap.
Damon365, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 18 hours ago
Hope the real owner likes the colour.
Damon365, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 19 hours ago
Hahahaha, sorry but.....
betterthanyou, nottingham, United Kingdom, 1 day ago
Haha vely funny him decowating wong apartment.
SurfnSand, Sydney, Australia, 1 day ago
Sue the people who gave you the wrong key to recoup the renovating costs or see about swapping apartments
troubled, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 1 day ago
If I had purchased apartment 4006 and I was given the key to 4004, I would have queried it.
Fiona Jane, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1 day ago
Just change the number at the door.0
Sydneysider58, Now living in Taree, Australia, 1 day ago
It's a mistake I could have made, and many others, when you find the keys fit. Remember that before criticising him.
SAM1CH, LONDON, United Kingdom, 1 day ago
I've just returned from Shanghai. Was paying £900 per month. Once I put in my notice the landlord brought six designers in to do it up. I couldn't go to Disney as I had to await the visitors. Crazy. Those Chinese have more money than you can imagine. My driver for paid more than me in ratio for one hour of work a day!
scouser tommy, liverpool, United Kingdom, 1 day ago
epon, Sydney, Australia, 1 day ago
He just bought the flat that turned out to have the wrong number on it, given the keys to the wrong flat. How can you call him a silly idiot, when clearly others are involved in the mix up.