Reality TV star turned landlord Estelle Landy slammed for defending ... trends now
Former Big Brother star Estelle Landy has been slammed for defending landlords as they continue to increase costs of rent amid interest rate rises.
The 36-year-old, who owns multiple properties, said on The Project on Wednesday night, landlords are 'suffering' just as much as tenants.
'I know there are tenants and landlords who are not fair and reasonable but at the moment everyone is struggling with what is an insane situation with unregulated interest rates,' she said.
'Some people are out to only make a profit but not everyone is the bad guy. Most people who are under that middle income bracket one way or another are suffering right now.'
However, some viewers called out Estelle for defending landlords for increasing the price of rental properties.
'Why would anybody have an ounce of sympathy for landlords?' one person wrote.
'If you can't afford to be a landlord without making your tenants pay for every rate rise you shouldn't be a landlord,' another commented.
'If you can afford to even own investment property on top of the house you live in you are not the one struggling in this country right now. So bloody sick of these crocodile tears from privileged people who aren't living as luxuriously as they used to,' a third said.
'It's the huge rent increases that are hurting. Once along a time you were not able to increase rent by such huge amounts. It's wrong,' another commented.
Reality TV star turned landlord Estelle Landy (pictured) has been slammed for defending 'struggling' property owners amid interest rate rises
The 36-year-old, who owns multiple properties, said on The Project on Wednesday, landlords are 'suffering' just as much as tenants
Despite the backlash, some viewers agreed with Estelle and said landlords are struggling just as much as tenants.
'Well done! It's tough for both parties and that needs to be recognised,' one said.
'Tenant who got no idea think it's all landlords fault. Without them they wouldn't have a housetops over heads. Most are struggling, even landlords,' a second agreed.
'Landlords are finding it just as hard . Your right. It's everyone paying the price. Landlords also can't just afford to pay increased rates and not increase rent as well,' one said.
'Otherwise there is likely no point in them keeping their property and they end up selling- which is also what's occurring. I'm not even a landlord and can see that.'
Some viewers have called out Estelle for defending landlords increasing the price of rental properties
'Here is the really unglamorous side to owning properties,' she said in an emotional video.
'I've seen so many f***ing people on here having a go because I own more than one property and (who say) I'm "entitled" and "read the room" and "Why do you Airbnb, you're part of the problem".
Through her tears, Estelle said she rents out one of her properties on Airbnb because two of her other properties