Woolloongabba

Gabba house overcrowded

City Council has swooped on a number of overcrowded homes across the city including one in Lockhart Street, Woolloongabba. This house apparently had 15 students living in it when Council’s officers inspected.

Today’s Courier Mail reports the house was one of 298 raided since July.

Council has some fairly clear rules on numbers of people in each dwelling and if there’s more than 5 unrelated residents they have boarding house requirements that apply. There are some unscrupulous landlords out there who know they can make a quick buck renting rooms to international students. Many of these students are prepared to accept lower standards to save money.

Not real nice to live next door to these places either.