Malaysian student returns to her rental property after an overseas trip only to find an extraordinary note telling her she’d been evicted over coronavirus fears
- A Malaysian student was evicted from her Perth rental property over virus fears
- Helen returned from an overseas trip to find that the locks had been changed
- Her landlord left a note that said she was banned due to the coronavirus scare
A Malaysian student returned from an overseas trip to find her landlord had evicted her over coronavirus fears.
She found a note taped to the door of her Perth rental property outlining why the house was in lockdown.
The community services student, named as Helen, told ABC Perth she had been away for a few weeks to visit her family in Malaysia.
A Malaysian student returned from an overseas trip to find a note saying she had been evicted from her Perth rental property over coronavirus fears
‘I feel so sad and confused because I didn’t do anything… why has this happened to me?’, she said.
Her landlord had changed the locks on her student accommodation and taped a note to the door which read: ‘Warning no trespassing.
‘Due to you failure to stay in contact with me with world health organisation global emergency over coronavirus you are no longer welcome in this house,’ the note continued.
Helen said she attempted to reach out to her landlord but couldn’t get in contact, so was forced to stay with a friend.
‘We called the police and the police told us they couldn’t do anything about it,’ she said.
She was also unable to collect her belongings that were left inside the house.
‘I didn’t want to go back to the room to pick them up because I was so scared,’ she said.
Helen is now living with a friend and hopes action will be taken against what she says is ‘racism’ brought on by the coronavirus crisis.
‘I think they need to do something, not send the wrong message to everyone. It’s not fair,’ she said.
Helen, a community services student, said she attempted to reach out to her landlord but was forced to stay with a friend (file image)