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Man slammed after asking $300 a week for two people to fill ‘jail cell-like’ room in Sydney flat

Man is slammed after advertising a $300-a-week room that looks like a ‘JAIL cell’ – and promotes having ‘your own house key’ as a selling point

  • A landlord has been slammed online for advertising a tiny room for two people 
  • The room in Sydney’s Chatswood was listed for $300 a week for two people
  • It was pictured with two single mattresses on the floor and two bedside table
  • One of the top benefits listed in the listing was that tenants get their ‘own key’ 
  • It was also advertised as ‘not overcrowded’ and with a ‘built-in wardrobe’ 
  • Renters on Facebook mocked the pint-size room likening it to a ‘jail cell’ 

A landlord has been slammed online for advertising a ‘jail-like’ room with two mattresses on the floor for rent – and listing getting your ‘own key’ as one of the top benefits. 

In the listing, the man said he was looking for one or two tenants to fill the second bedroom in his apartment in Chatswood, 20 minute’s from the Sydney CBD, for $300 a week. 

The compact room has two single mattresses on the floor with a couple of $20 Kmart bedside tables and some of the top selling points in the ad included a ‘built-in wardrobe’, ‘own key’, ‘not overcrowded’ and ‘five minutes to Westfield’. 

Facebookers have mocked a landlord for advertising a tiny room for two people at $300 per week

A landlord has been slammed online for advertising a 'jail-like' room with two mattresses on the floor for rent - and listing getting your 'own key' as one of the top benefits

A landlord has been slammed online for advertising a ‘jail-like’ room with two mattresses on the floor for rent – and listing getting your ‘own key’ as one of the top benefits 

There is also a shared U-shaped kitchen and colourful yet cramped bathroom. 

After advertising the pint-sized room on Facebook, the post received a barrage of comments mocking the pricey pad and likening it to a prison cell. 

‘Looks like a jail cell ffs,’ one person wrote while another sarcastically said: ‘You even get a key!’.  

‘I think you are asking too much. Jail looks like a better option,’ a third person joked. 

Some of the top selling points in the ad included a 'built-in wardrobe', 'own key', 'not overcrowded' and 'five minutes to Westfield'

Some of the top selling points in the ad included a ‘built-in wardrobe’, ‘own key’, ‘not overcrowded’ and ‘five minutes to Westfield’

There is also a shared U-shaped kitchen and colourful yet cramped bathroom

'Looks like a jail cell ffs,' one person wrote while another sarcastically said: 'You even get a key!'.

There is also a shared U-shaped kitchen and colourful yet cramped bathroom

‘Comes with daily: 1x 15 minute shower, 1x 1hr outdoor recreation time, 1x Phone call to any regional number,’ laughed a forth.

Going for $300 a week, the tiny two-person room includes all utilities, has a three-month minimum stay and requires a bond worth two weeks rent upfront.   

‘Wow so cheap, I’ll pay $1000 for this rent with another person wow,’ one renter quipped. 

‘What the actual kind of slum lord s*** is this?’ asked another. 

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