A Chinese woman was forced out of her home in Australia and forced to live in a car when squatters took over. The woman who goes by Alicia bought a home in Queensland Australia seven years ago and wanted to make some extra money by renting out some rooms in her house. It turned into a nightmare when the woman she rented brought in her friends and they decided they didn’t want to leave and declared the house theirs reports “A Current Affair”.
It all started when Alicia decided to rent out a couple rooms in her house to help pay for her mortgage. She advertised on Gumtree and a woman named Tanya Anderson showed up. Tanya said she and her daughter needed a place to stay. Alicia and Tanya agreed on a three week lease that Tanya paid. Alicia had to leave her home for a while but when she came back Tanya’s friends moved in and kicked Alicia out. They even changed the locks on the door keeping Alicia out and claimed the house for themselves.
Alicia tried to take back her house. However, when the police arrived they ended up arresting her until she could prove she owned the home. Nevertheless, when she did prove she owned her home the police refused to help her and told her to take it to the civil courts. By this time Alicia had been living in her car and decided to call “A Current Affair” to see if they could help her.
“A Current Affair” went with her to her house where they were confronted by Tanya, her boyfriend Dallas, and an unidentified man with glasses.
“This is not her home,” Tanya tells the reporter.
Another renter named Rachel tells “A Current Affair” that she was renting a room at Alicia’s and she was also kicked out by the squatters. “They’ve literally pushed two people out on the street.”
When “A Current Affair” catches up with Dallas and the man with glasses, Dallas keeps asking, “What’s her real name?” while the man with glasses yells at Alicia, “You don’t own this house you f***ing idiot”. Then Dallas repeats her Chinese name “Hong Zhi Tang” while he claps his hands.
Alicia was paid by Tanya for the original three week lease. But it’s been six weeks now and since Alicia can’t get back into her home and Tanya hasn’t paid rent, Alicia is forced to live out of her car.
“So it must make you angry to think that you’re sleeping here in your car while someone else is sleeping in your bed in your house,” the “A Current Affair” reporter asks Alicia.
“It’s ridiculous, it’s something I didn’t plan, couldn’t think, couldn’t manage at all. Ah just awful,” she says from the back of her car trunk holding onto her blanket. “It’s terrible it is terrible. I don’t know how can I meet bad people like this,” she says wiping away tears.
The good news is that Tanya and her squatter friends have moved out. But her property has been damaged and some of her belongings have been stolen.
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