Aussie landlord who listed ‘granny flat’ slammed as pics reveal ‘monstrosity’ party bus with no wheels

Aussie landlord who listed ‘granny flat’ slammed as pics reveal ‘monstrosity’ party bus with no wheels
  • PublishedSeptember 21, 2023

‘This is a joke surely, I refuse to believe.’

A would-be landlord has been roasted for renting out a “monstrosity” of an old “party” bus with no wheels – for $250 a week.

Rach McQueen, who’s known for calling out Australian real estate agents and landlords over their shocking rental listings, stumbled across the “roof over your head granny flat” on Facebook.

“Need a roof over your head and struggling to find a rental? I can drop this off for $250 a week – minimum six month lease or longer,” the ad read.

Upon looking at the pictures, she realised the landlord had advertised an old bus – as renters around Australia struggle to find a home amid the crippling housing crisis.

“I’m happy to report that in these times of economic stress, we have found a landlord who’s doing their part to be a humanitarian and offering a cheap granny flat for someone to have a roof over their head,” Rach said sarcastically in a video.

“Ha ha did I trick you? No, we haven’t. It’s a f****** decrepit bus. It doesn’t even have f****** wheels.”

Features include queen and single beds, couch, toilet, kitchen bench, fridge, air conditioning and heater, booth seating with table for dining, washing machine, dryer, microwave and a projector screen.

“So I will admit that this f****** dilapidated bus seems to have more features than a lot of actual rental properties,” Rach said, laughing.

The ad continued: “It was one of my old party buses that needs a new engine so I stripped out the party bus seating and hopefully someone out there will find it useful.

“Add your own touches if you want.”

The landlord is offering to drop the bus off once the tenant “works out” where they want it.

Tenants are expected to pay $500 upfront.

“If rent is more than a week late, bus will be removed and towed. I will cover the cost of the tow,” the ad ended.

Features include queen and single beds, fridge, washing machine and dryer.
Features include queen and single beds, fridge, washing machine and dryer. Credit: Rach McQueen

Rach joked, “How generous of this landlord to take this dilapidated bus out of their backyard and make $250 a week from it.”

In a rant about the ad, she pointed out that the tenant would need to factor in other costs to make the bus liveable.

“They’re not just going to be paying $250 a week for a roof over their head, they’re also going to need somewhere to park it, which could potentially cost money,” she said.

“And because it’s got all these appliances… they’re also going to need to be able to pay to hook it up to electricity and water services as well.

“So f*** only knows how much it’s going to cost, total, each week to live in this dilapidated bus and you can’t even move it and you can’t even like drive it around to different spots – it literally has no wheels, engine or rego.”

As she looked at the pictures, Rach noticed there was no shower to be seen.

“So you will need to make sure that you’re able to park this monstrosity of a bus somewhere that you can access a shower – good luck with that.”

As she looked at the pictures, Rach noticed there was no shower to be seen.
As she looked at the pictures, Rach noticed there was no shower to be seen. Credit: Rach McQueen

Rach also pointed out that the landlord was “not technically a landlord because they’re not offering any land”.

“If you’re just one week late on rent, they will remove the roof over your head immediately and not even real estates can kick you out that quick over one week rent being late,” she said.

Rach reiterated that renting out the bus would cost just as much as a normal property, because of the need to find somewhere to park it and to work out an electricity and water supply.

“If this person was trying to generously help somebody who was desperate and couldn’t find a rental… they could probably just offer this piece of s*** for free because it’s already going to incur costs for the person to be able to park it somewhere and live in it.

“This is another reason why the housing crisis needs to be brought under control because people think that they can take a rotting piece of junk out of their backyard and make $250 a week from it.”

Rach explained how renting out the bus would cost just as much as a normal property. 
Rach explained how renting out the bus would cost just as much as a normal property.  Credit: Rach McQueen

Her video has been viewed more than 39,000 times – with many agreeing it’s the “worst” ad they have seen.

“This is a joke surely, I refuse to believe,” one said.

Another suggested: “I feel claustrophobic just looking at that bus! Major red flag.”

One joked: “So I need to own land before I rent this?”

Another revealed while laughing: “I thought he was just going to drop it off for just $250 – not per week.”

Meanwhile, those who stumbled across the ad on Facebook confirmed the landlord had found a tenant after he received “159 offers” from desperate Aussies.

“I saw this… and people are saying it was a good idea,” one said, along with a crying emoji.

SOURCE: 7NEWS

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