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Landlord criticized for gloating about evicting his tenant

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A Victorian landlord has come under fire on social media after boasting that a troublesome tenant he evicted was forced to live in his car (pictured)
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A Victorian landlord has come under fire on social media after boasting that a troublesome tenant he evicted was forced to live in his car.

Owner David shared a photo on the Landlords Victoria Facebook page last week showing an old Nissan Skyline parked in what appears to be a sports field parking lot, with a tarp covered over the windows for privacy and restraint. with rocks.

The landlord said the car belonged to her former tenant and that her terrible living situation was “karma” for all the money it had cost him to evict her.

“It took me almost three years to get this person out of my rental apartment,” David wrote.

‘It seems like he had trouble finding a new place to live.

“I have missed out on thousands of dollars in legal fees (sic) and lost rent, not to mention the stress and frustration with VCAT.”

A Victorian landlord has come under fire on social media after boasting that a troublesome tenant he evicted was forced to live in his car (pictured)

Many Australians criticized the owner, accusing him of having a callous disregard for the vulnerable woman who used to live in his home.

Many Australians criticized the owner, accusing him of having a callous disregard for the vulnerable woman who used to live in his home.

“Seeing this karma must be real,” he added.

The coastal town where the car park is believed to be located has seen nighttime temperatures drop to single digits this week..

The landlord added that “it must be very cold” and that his struggling former tenant was “not in an enviable position.”

The post, originally shared in a private Facebook group, was shared on X by tenants’ rights advocate Jordie van den Berg, better known as ‘Purplepingers’.

Many Australians criticized the owner, accusing him of having a callous disregard for the vulnerable woman who used to live in his home..

“This is a horrible position,” said one.

“Landlords intentionally evict people until they are homeless… and then complain about how much it cost them,” another commented.

Some said the owner does not run a charity and should not expect to house people for free.

Some said the owner does not run a charity and should not expect to house people for free.

But some X users pointed out that the owner does not run a charity and should not expect to host people for free.

“I wouldn’t want to see my tenant in that situation,” said another landlord.

But the fact is, unless they pay their rent, I won’t be the one to throw them out on the street. The bank will keep the unit and they will be the ones to take them out onto the streets.’

Others were less concerned about criticizing the owner and simply wanted to help the woman who lived in her car.

‘Does anyone know where it is? It would be nice to get him some help,” one wrote.

Daily Mail Australia attempted to contact the owner of his business. His wife refused to speak on the record.

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