A desperate Australian renter has been offered a room in housing crisis-stricken Sydney - but the one "very bold condition" he had left her wanting to stay well away.
Messaging the sub-letter about a room in the apartment that had been dormant for more than two weeks, the renter asked whether it was still available.
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He responded with a yes - but then explained why interest up to that point had been short-lived.
"The room has been out for two weeks now," he wrote in a message on Facebook chat.
"No one has come to see it because I have a very bold condition."
Obviously intrigued, the woman then responded asking what the condition was.
"Flatmates with benefits," came the reply.
She then asked if he was serious and advised him to advertise the vacant room on Tinder if he wanted to have more success.
Screenshots of the exchange were posted on a flatting Facebook page, where the response was mixed.
Some slammed the sub-letter as a creep, while others praised him for being up-front about his position.