Inverloch Residents Say Desal Worker Demand is Pushing Rents up by Stealth

RESIDENTS in a township near Victoria’s new Desalination Plant say they are being evicted so that landlords can re-let properties at a significantly higher price, to people working on the controversial project.

Bass Coast mayor Peter Paul is said to be investigating the issue whereby agents tell tenants the owner wants to sell the property, only to then re-let the property, at a substantially higher rent.

One resident is being evicted from an Inverlcoh house she has been paying $250 per week for. The home would fetch $500 per week, if it were put on the open market, the South Gippsland Advertiser reports.


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