Disgusted real estate agents are fielding calls from predators seeking cheap “scorched land for sale”.
Greedy landlords also have been caught trying to rent overpriced rooms to survivors who have lost everything.
One wanted $400 a week for a house worth $200.
We certainly are not surprised. With thousands of empty houses lying in waiting throughout Melbourne, the behaviour of landlords will come under more pressure as rents rise in fire ravaged areas.