A Sydney tenant was fuming after they received a very forward email from their real estate agent.
The real estate agent had reached out to the tenant in an email explaining the homeowner was in town and wanted to see the unit for herself.
In the email, the real estate agent had said the owner wanted to book in an appointment later this month and said a specific time would be confirmed closer to the date.
It's what the real estate agent said next that angered the tenant.
"During the inspection, we noted that the bedrooms are untidy, clothes on the floor, spiderweb near the balcony doors, the bathroom and shower area can be cleaner," the email said.
"I would suggest to tidy the place so its better represent to the owner [sic]."
The email concluded by thanking the tenant for their cooperation. The tenant did not disclose the realtor or indicate where they were renting.
"Is it just me or is this extremely f**king rude from the real estate? Sick of this, it is our HOME," the tenant wrote on Reddit.
Tenant responds to real estate agent
The tenant did actually respond to the real estate agent and shared what they had written.
The tenant did agree to have the owner come through the home and ensure that the property will be tidy, but also gave them a reality check.
"Just to note, as we are very busy people with a lot going on, the apartment will not always look like a display home, and will at times look lived in," the tenant said.
"I would suggest checking the notes and photos from the previous actual 'inspection' and see that at that time it was immaculate."
They went on to say the "inspection" the real estate agent referenced in their original email was actually an appraisal, and at that time, they were between "cleaning and tidying cycles".
The tenant apologised if the email appeared confrontational, but said they found the agent's comments "quite rude".
One tenant slammed for fingerprint
A lot of people in the comments of the post were able to sympathise with the tenant.
One person said when they were moving out they had to drive 45 minutes to recollect their keys because there was a fingerprint on the light switch.
"Had to drive 45min to re-collect the keys, let myself in, buff the light switch with my sleeve, drop off the keys, then 45min back home," they said.
"But they were so incompetent that they later accidentally refunded my break-lease fee as 'overpaid rent' so sometimes it works in your favour."
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