In a touching tribute to falling house prices, renters across the nation unveiled the world’s tiniest violin to play a ‘symphony of sympathy’ for their loss.
The ceremony kicked off with a heartfelt speech from the event’s MC, Ben Dover, a long-term Sydney renter. “I really feel for the struggling landlords out there. I mean, it’s ok for me – I’m used to paying off their mortgages. But they have no idea what it’s like to have to earn the capital before it goes into an asset like that,” Mr Dover said.
During the ceremony, a symphony of tenants performed tributes to those hit hardest: owners of negatively geared investment properties.
Later in the evening, renters took to the stage to offer helpful tips to stressed home owners who must now figure out a way to repay $4000 a month for the next 30 years:
“If you can’t afford to pay back your loan, maybe save money by moving back in with your parents, sharing your bedroom with three other people, or selling your kidney,” one renter suggested.
“Realistically, you should probably cut back on the smashed avo and $5 lattes if you ever want to get ahead,” another said.
“Or, have you ever tried just making more money?” she added.
By Vivienne Mitchell