A Sydney man is furious after claiming he bought a $3 million home without anyone warning him about the suburb’s “rat problem”.
Philip Jajou, the new owner of a property in Coogee, an affluent coastal suburb to the east of the city, shared his shock in a recent TikTok video.
“If you buy a $3 million house in Coogee, but no one told you about the rat problem,” he said.
“Why didn’t anyone warn me?”
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The video, which has been viewed more than 300,000 times, shows rats scurrying along the road and in the bushes at a suburban beach reserve.
It is unclear whether the footage was filmed close to Jajou’s house.
Despite being one of the most expensive cities in the world for homeowners, Sydney is known for its rat and cockroach problems, especially in the eastern suburbs.
“Welcome to the Eastern Suburbs. And the cockroaches,” one person commented on the video.
“The rats in Coogee exist whether you paid $700,000 or $7 million,” said another.
Others said real estate agents should disclose the matter.
“If I paid $3 million for a house so the realtor didn’t tell me once that it’s infested with rats, I’d drop the price,” said one person.
Randwick City Council told 7NEWS: “Rats are usually only seen during the day when they are very hungry and present in large numbers.
“(They) are generally nocturnal and more commonly seen in late summer and early fall” and “common in all urban areas.
“They will live in different places, such as storm drains,” the council said.