'Horrid' $750 a week Sydney rental slammed over bedroom puddle
An inspection at a three-bedroom home in Sydney's Inner West went so badly that one potential tenant walked out.
The home is listed online for $750 a week and the pictures show a charming home with high ceilings and plenty of light.
However, one potential renter went to the home for an inspection and they immediately walked out.
"This is the state of rentals in Sydney," they said on Facebook.
"For a cheap $750 a week, you get the amenities of the floor sagging and roof leaking this much."
One person described the water on the floor as "horrid".
Another person in the comments said they also viewed the property a few weeks ago. They thought the home was massive but had "so many problems".
They asked the real estate agent if there were any water leaks or damage and they were told there weren't.
"So they forgot to add to the listing that there was a natural water feature and indoor pool to the listing? Damn, they could have asked $1k a week if they included that," someone quipped.
The online listing promises the home is "brimming with possibilities" and "neatly presented".
The real estate agent declined to comment on the record about the state of the house during the opening but denied knowing about the leak or the puddle in the bedroom prior to the inspection.
Decrying social media, the leasing agent said leaks were becoming more common, particularly in older suburbs, and would be a growing issue for landlords and homeowners in the years ahead.
Yahoo News Australia was told action has been taken to fix the leaking roof.
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Many people were shocked the home was still listed after the photos of the wet floor were shared. Though others shared similar horror stories of other rental properties they had expected.
One person said they had visited a rental in Petersham a few weeks back and the floors and walls were covered in mould.
"It's starting to rain again now. Leaks and mould for sure!" another person said.
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