Read the extraordinary eviction notice issued to a ‘hermit’ tenant who claimed they were not a good fit for the house due to their reclusive lifestyle
- Tenant share house dropped off because of ‘vibe’
- Seen as too reclusive, not clean enough
A hard-working Australian tenant is shocked after learning he’s being evicted because of his ‘hermit feeling’.
The tenant was given notice stating they had 30 days to vacate the home in Geelong, Victoria.
The message explained that the decision was made because of his “work schedule and personal attitude,” “lack of cleanliness” and “nighttime noise levels.”
The tenant posted the image to Facebook, claiming that his two roommates resented him because he had two jobs and a busy social life, leaving him no time to hang out with them.
A tenant was given 30 days to vacate a share house in Geelong for reasons including his ‘hermit’ vibes, ‘work schedule’ and ‘lack of cleanliness’
The official “notice to leave” the tenant was given included a range of reasons why he couldn’t stay, including an unusual complaint that they were unlikely to be friends.
“The people I live with are both in full-time college and take every opportunity to complain about my ‘remote’ and ‘hermit’ feeling — that is, sleeping or out with my friends,” he said.
The rejected housemate said he had two jobs, “one during the day and one at night until the early hours.”
He had moved into the share house in March 2023, but was told he would not be allowed to stay for the six-month term he had applied for.
He was told to leave within 30 days, which he disputed, arguing that the termination “screams out discrimination.”
The carefully written official ‘notice to leave’ he received from the property owner’s son gave a range of reasons why he couldn’t stay, including an unusual complaint that they were unlikely to be friends.
“I wanted roommates I could befriend, and because of your work schedule and personal attitude, this seems like something that will never happen,” the post read.
“I believe that all parties involved will be happier after this notice to leave.”
It also suggested that the evicted tenant was not contributing equally to cleaning and was also making too much noise at night.
The various issues had created “an unhealthy atmosphere [and a] distribute among tenants.
The tenant continued in a social media post describing how his two roommates disliked the fact that he had two jobs and a busy social life
The landlord’s message was diplomatic, noting the difficult rental market and offering to write a “glowing recommendation for other properties”
But the tenant claimed his eviction came down to three main reasons: “the ‘vibe’, ‘I never take out the trash cans’ and ‘I didn’t mop the floor’.”
He clarified that he was “never home during the day, especially on garbage nights” and hadn’t mopped the floor because “it was already clean and didn’t need to be mopped.”
The landlord’s message was diplomatic, pointing to the difficult rental market and offering to write a “glowing recommendation for other properties.”
He also offered to “help with the move in any way I (as your ‘landlord’) can.”
“I really think you’d fit in much better in a home that espouses a more quiet and secluded vibe,” the letter read.
Reactions on social media supported the evicted tenant.
‘How old is this [landlord]?’ asked a follower.
“You don’t have to be friends with your roommates. It just sounds like he wants someone to pay to be his friend.’
Not being besties with your roommate is not a reason to cancel a lease. This guy is smiling,” another wrote.
Another social media user said the evicted tenant sounded like the perfect roommate.
“Honestly, a roommate who works two jobs, is rarely home, and doesn’t want too much contact sounds like a dream.”