A BLOKE has informed how he had the final snicker after being forced out of his flat when his landlord hiked his rent astronomically.
TikToker Sean has been revelling in the distress of the grasping property proprietor after he and his roommate have been ousted from the Syndey residence.
He and a pal needed to pack up their stuff as they couldn’t afford the additional $350 every week that their landlord demanded.
Taking to TikTok to clarify his rental nightmare, Sean defined the pair had been forking out $950 every week earlier than the charge was elevated.
He claimed the landlord “overplayed his hand” and have become cash mad – which finally backfired.
As the flat was placed on the market, the tenants have been informed to count on crowds of individuals roaming round the pad to view it.
Sean and his pal have been warned hoards of potential tenants would descend on the residence whereas they have been nonetheless residing there.
But it appears the landlord vastly overestimated the property’s recognition – as not a single particular person turned up.
Discussing the “silver lining” of his housing ordeal, Sean mentioned regardless of Australia’s devastating rental disaster, nobody bothered to view the pad.
He defined: “They simply ran the first open home right here earlier than we transfer out, and guess how many individuals confirmed up? Zero.
“Despite the one per cent vacancy rate in Sydney right now, and how desperate people are to find a place and the many houses I’ve been to in this area where there are people lined up down the street to move in, still not one single person showed up to this house.”
The Aussie slammed the landlord for “kicking out good tenants” who had resided in the property for years for the sake of more money.
Sean additionally fumed that landlords should not purchase homes they “can’t afford” and count on tenants to stump up the cash when rates of interest soar.
He concluded his rant by merely including: “Karma exists.”
Social media customers have been left shocked by the extortionate value hike, particularly as a consequence of the timing – as the property market Down Under tanks.
The video, merely captioned with the phrase “vindication”, racked up almost 720,000 views and hundreds of feedback.
‘RIDDLED WITH ISSUES’
One mentioned: “I can’t believe $700 in one go is even legal.”
Another wrote: “I would be at every open house and just point out all the flaws to prospective tenants. Get petty.”
A 3rd added: “SLAY! Hope they beg you to stay and lower the rent.”
A fourth commented: “Can’t get blood out of a stone. We don’t have extra money to pay.”
And a fifth chimed in: “And people wonder why a lot of people still live with their parents.”
In a observe-up video, Sean mentioned his landlord had additionally repeatedly ignored their pressing restore requests, akin to severe water harm and mildew.
He added: “Our place has been riddled with issues that they took almost a year to fix.”
The tenant mentioned the new rental value was “way higher than the average three-bedroom” in the space.
“I tried to tell them that when negotiating, but they didn’t listen,” he mentioned.
We beforehand informed how a girl was left speechless by her landlord’s weird rent request – but it divided opinions on social media.
Evie Muir defined she and her housemates have been shocked by a textual content message their landlord despatched them after they paid their month-to-month rent.
The house owner knowledgeable them the complete was 50p quick – and urged them to rectify their mistake when handing over subsequent month’s rent.