Laughing landlord caught kicking out tenant
THIS is the moment a landlord jeers at his tenant after he evicted the man with just one day's notice.
The tenant, identified only as Yousef, had agreed to rent the Perth property after landlord Mr Lau posted an ad on Gumtree.
But Mr Lau said he was no longer welcome after he discovered the man's girlfriend had also been staying in the room in breach of their agreement.
Yousef agreed to move out within two weeks, but after returning to the property the day after the initial dispute, he arrived to find all his belongings had been placed in garbage bags and dumped outside the home.
The locks had been changed, and the man was barred from entering the property.
Yousef then confronted Mr Lau and filmed the dispute, and the footage has since been shared on Facebook.
In the footage, Mr Lau is heard laughing and repeating: "I changed my mind, so what? I changed my mind."
He tells Yousef: "It's your problem" and that he should go "wherever you go".
Yousef asks his former landlord "what legitimate reason" he had for kicking him out, and Mr Lau replied he had "talked to a lawyer and police already".
Yousef accuses the property owner of being "disrespectful".
"This is my private stuff … you had no f***ing right," the obviously distressed young man says in the film.
The incident has since been reported by A Current Affair, with the program revealing Mr Lau had reimbursed Yousef's bond and one week's rent.
"I was really angry," Yousef told the program, claiming he was "left in the gutter" after his sudden eviction.
"It was hard to hold my temper. I just wanted to rage at him, but there was nothing I could do but to go on."
Mr Lau refused to comment to A Current Affair, however, lawyer Richard Mitry told the program the man's claims he had acted lawfully were untrue.
"It's a fixed tenancy agreement and even though it wasn't in writing, at least 30 days' notice would've needed to have been given," he said.