Utter chaos as TWO HUNDRED desperate tenants show up for a home inspection – clogging the entire suburb before the POLICE is called in for crowd control
- The video showed more than 200 potential tenants crowding a Sydney street
- They inspected a four-bedroom house at $ 530 a week on Wednesday
- Traffic was blocked as participants watched cars parked in the aisles
- Police called to clear the road and stop the inspection
- Listing agent Isabella Mucedola said more than 100 people had not seen the house
- Rental homes hard to find after months of pent-up demand during foreclosure
Astonishing footage shows more than 200 potential tenants crowding a suburban street for a rental inspection – forcing police to clean up the area.
Video taken by a perplexed neighbor in southwest Sydney shows hundreds of people lining up to inspect the four-bedroom brick house at $ 530 a week on Wednesday.
Traffic on Bennison Road, Hinchinbrook was blocked for about 30 minutes, with dozens of cars parked in the driveways and trails near the one-story property.
“A house is for rent in South West Sydney and it’s total chaos. I’ve never seen this before, ”the neighbor said in a TikTok video as he filmed the chaos.
Blaze’s estate agent Isabella Mucedola told Daily Mail Australia police were forced to stop the inspection half an hour earlier so they could clear the road.
She said more than a hundred people who wanted to see the house missed.
Astonishing images showed more than 200 potential tenants on Wednesday crammed into a suburban street in Hinchinbrook, Sydney for a rental inspection
Hundreds of people lined up to inspect the four-bedroom, $ 530-a-week home (pictured), but more than half were disappointed after police halted the inspection so they could clear the street
“Police have had no issues with our social distancing processes,” she said.
“They were called because people were not parking properly and were blocking the aisles. Officers said traffic was blocked until the main road.
Three officers in two police cars could be seen standing in the front yard of the house as the crowds dispersed.
Social media users were stunned by the large crowd and many saw it as a symptom of Australia’s under-supplied housing market.
“I’m so glad I don’t have to deal with the stress of renting these days,” one person wrote. “It’s really bad. ”
“Who in their right mind would choose to live in Sydney when you could live elsewhere,” said another.
Others said they tried to participate in the inspection, but were turned down due to high demand.
Ms Mucedola said rental properties were extremely difficult to find in Sydney at the moment due to pent-up demand after the three-month hard Covid lockdown last year.
Three officers in two patrol cars could be seen standing in the front yard of the house as the crowds dispersed
“It was definitely an eventful open house,” she said. “There are a lot of people looking for a rental property right now. “
The agent said Blaze Real Estate arranged a tour of the home as soon as they could after the last tenant vacated the property on December 23.
She added that the listed price of $ 530 per week was normal for the area and that the property was a “standard” property.
Going forward, she said the agency would allow inspections of the property by booking only.
In the photo, the house in demand. Blaze’s real estate agent Isabella Mucedola said the listed price of $ 530 per week was normal for the area and the property was a “standard four bedroom house.”
The house was released on December 23 and Ms Mucedola said her agency arranged a tour of the house as soon as she could.
Going forward, the agent said Blaze Real Estate will allow property inspections by booking only
“We will be having an open house on Friday and Saturday with only 10 people in each time slot – one in the morning and one in the afternoon,” she said.
“We hope breaking it down will make it easier for people who missed it. After that we will evaluate all the offers we have.
A report last year found that rental prices in Australia rose 14.6% in the space of 12 months.
The national average weekly rent for homes was $ 526 in August, according to a report by SQM Research.