Sydney rentals: Facebook group toasts ramshackle studio apartment listing in Sydney

You might want to adjust to that.

A few run-down “studio apartments” for rent have stunned users at a Sydney Facebook group, and some are wondering how it happened in the first place.

The tiny rooms — one with cracked tiles and a toilet within arm’s reach of the bed — cost $350 and $345 a week, respectively, and draw dozens of comments from people asking if they’re serious.

The rooms are located in downtown Paddington and are equipped with their own microwave, washing machine and unlimited internet.

“I can’t believe my eyes this is absolutely disgusting who wants to rent this out… This is no way a studio,” one person said under the listing.

“It is unfit even for animals to live in. Charging so much rent to at least fix the flooring and paint the walls is unbearable conditions,” said another.

Others said the apartments “look like they started demolition and changed their minds halfway”.

However, some weren’t so horrified by the dystopian reality before their eyes and chose to look on the bright side.

“I just checked again, you can sit on the can and watch TV. Shut up and take my money, I’m ready to move this weekend. Sorry to be a pest but does the can of bug killer come with the price? Is there a rodent problem in this palace?” said another user.

Rental prices across the country have continued to rise into 2023, with Sydney once again leading the way.

In the 30 days to Jan. 12, asking rents in the capital rose a further 2.2 percent, with the 12-month increase standing at 24.6 percent.

National rents across Australia rose 18 per cent over the same 12 month period.

The national median weekly asking rent for an apartment is currently $556.72.

The 2021 Census, released last year, found that 10.1 per cent – or 1,043,776 homes – of Australia’s 10,318,997 private dwellings were unoccupied as of the night of the national survey.

My Housing Market chief economist Andrew Wilson said Australia will continue to struggle with a shortage of rental properties for the foreseeable future.

“There is no real sign of a resurgence in building permits. We continue to create undersupply,” he said.

“And we’re going to see an unprecedented surge in migration this year, with more than 200,000 new residents set to enter Australia this year, which will increase demand.”

Originally posted as seedy $350 Sydney apartments listing, toasted

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