20 January 2020
Robin Son had planned to move out of his parents’ West Ryde home soon after he bought an apartment in a Lidcombe building in late 2014.
But ever since a storm ripped off the building’s roof in January 2016, causing millions of dollars in damages, the 34-year-old has been unable to afford to move with his wife into the two-bedroom apartment they poured their savings into.
Instead, they have been forced to rent it out so they can cover strata fees, which have soared five-fold to pay for the building’s repairs, and a large mortgage.
The Sydney Morning Herald