Case Studies of Predatory Tenant Behaviour

 

Further to our previous correspondence regarding the implementation of the National Cabinet’s Code of Conduct for commercial tenancies, the Property Council Victoria wrote to the Victorian Treasurer and Minister for Small Business to illustrate that many landlords are at great financial risk given the predatory behaviour of opportunistic tenants.

Over the past week, the Property Council has been inundated with case studies from our landlord members of unruly tenants. Many tenants are demanding relief that far exceeds what could be considered fair, proportionate or reasonable. In many cases, tenants are plainly refusing to pay rent irrespective of their financial circumstances or otherwise refusing to provide supporting evidence of those financial circumstances.