Sh*thouse: the worst rentals in Perth, ranked
We’ve all been there: you go to a rental inspection, notice the mouldy ceilings and the duct-taped windows, and the agent starts talking about “aesthetic damage” and “original condition”.
Awful rental properties are a sad result of the incredibly constrained housing industry, but thanks to people like Youtuber and TikToker Jordie van den Berg (aka @purplepingers), there’s a voice for long-suffering renters.
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Mr van den Berg has been working tirelessly to address the glut of almost-unlivable properties in Australia’s capital cities, with the worst of the worst listed on a new, popular website.
“Nine out of ten times the listing photos are from the time that the property was last sold, which could be ten or 20 years ago, so people aren’t getting an adequate view of the rental properties they’re applying for,” Mr van den Berg said.