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A single mum-of-four who publicly vented her frustrations about a $300 per week rent rise has been dealt another crushing blow by her real estate agent weeks out from Christmas.
Firefighter Kristina Gram, from Sydney's eastern suburbs, recently got a rude shock when she received a notice from her landlord advising that her rent would soon increase from $800-a-week to $1100.
She counter-offered to pay $975 before the agent came back demanding $1200-a-week, $100 more than the initial hike.
But the worst was yet to come.
After doing an interview with Nine Newspapers, the shattered mum has since received an eviction notice from New Grande Group to move out by December 20.
The landlord's decision to not renew the lease was due to 'a change in circumstances', according to the agent's email.
There are currently no laws in NSW that forbid this practice and there's nothing Ms Gram can do about it.
Firefighter Kristina Gram and her four kids face the possibility of being homeless at Christmas
'My initial reaction was how can they possibly do that? Ms Gram told A Current Affair.
'How is it still legal to be able to do that? Have they got a heart? It doesn't seem like they have.'
'And you don't want to speak about it because you don't want to make it worse for yourself.'
'When it goes up $400 per pay, it eats into a lot of things. Is is my grocery bill? Do I stop having health insurance? What's got to go?'
The real estate claimed to the program that the eviction was influenced by 'significant' health challenges of the landlord's parents.
It also described Ms Gram in email as an 'exceptional tenant.'
Daily Mail Australia has contacted New Grande Group for further comment and what help has been offered to ensure the family will have a roof over their heads this festive season.
Ms Gram has called for better tenant protection laws in NSW as her desperate search for a new place continues.
She called for rent caps as the cost of living crisis soars.