Dirty condition of $700-a-week rental homes baffles potential renters: ‘Beyond a joke’
- Tenants baffled by rental in Sydney state
- Penrith’s property was listed for $700 a week
A squalid rental property has left potential tenants dumbfounded as the landlord is accused of ‘taking advantage’ of Sydney’s deepening housing crisis.
The $700-a-week rental in Penrith, west of the city, was found not to have been properly cleaned before people were invited to inspect the house this week.
One of the rooms, which had been converted into a home salon, was littered with hair clippers and clippers, which tenants had to remove themselves.
The property also contained a shed that was still filled to the brim with the landlord’s belongings, including a rusty lawnmower, a chainsaw and several bottles of chemicals.
An unimpressed Sydneysider posted pictures of the rental on social media.
“Just went to look into the house ready to move in,” they wrote.
‘This is what I came across. There was also a room converted into a hair salon with clippers and hair everywhere.’
A squalid rental property has left potential renters dumbfounded as the landlord is criticized for the ‘disrespectful’ listing amid the deepening housing crisis (pictured is the shed at the property)
The $700-a-week rental in Penrith, west of the city, didn’t seem to have been properly cleaned before people were invited to inspect the house this week (pictured)
Internet users quickly agreed that the property was not worth $700 a week.
“So basically they want you to clean the property they must have fairly clean and free of mold before you rent it out,” one person wrote.
They also want you to throw out or leave all the junk/sh*t someone left behind and then you can’t use the space.
“And for that you pay $700 a week. Passage.’
“Wow, that’s awful and landlords are just blatantly taking advantage of desperate tenants looking for a place to live,” added another.
“Just shows total lack of respect for tenants.”
A third simply stated, “That’s disgusting.”
Internet users quickly agreed that the property (pictured) was not worth $700 a week
This ‘cabin’ near Cygnet, Tasmania, was advertised at $175 a week to desperate renters
It comes as a tiny cabin “barely wider than a two-seater” that was advertised for $175 a week near Cygnet Tasmania.
Not the property have a bathroom and was half an hour outside the small town that has little public transport.
Furious tenants called the exorbitant listing for the substandard home a “disgrace.”
“This little wooden box is barely wider than a two-seater sofa, has no bathroom, no kitchen and is a 25-minute walk from Cygnet,” one commenter wrote.
“If you had tried that just five years ago, someone would have thrown you straight into the Tasman Sea.”