Tenants have been stunned by a strange feature in a Sydney apartment

A private studio has arrived on Sydney’s rental market, but one detail has baffled those looking for a new home.

Located in the northern suburb of Chatswood, the rental has a bus stop outside its door, a ‘short walk’ to the supermarket and a balcony kitchen, complete with hob, fridge and oven all standing on the wooden deck.

“Great ventilation and plenty of natural light,” the listing said.

The property appears to consist only of an interior room used as a bedroom and bathroom, with the kitchen and laundry room located outside.

Photos of rental properties listed show a balcony kitchen in Chatswood.

The unusual detail of the kitchen set up on the balcony did not immediately appear on the menu. Source: Reddit

Reaction to the strange property rental feature

Pictures of the rental were shared online, and many were quick to happily overlook the futility of going “no dinner on rainy nights” for $365 a month. However, enthusiasm quickly waned when people suggested the rental rate would likely be weekly.

One person said: “I hope people aren’t so desperate that they have to accept this.”

Photo of the outdoor laundry area of ​​a Chatswood apartment.

The laundry area can also be found on the balcony (left) which can be accessed from the bedroom (right). Source: Reddit

Creator Jordi van den Berg has spent hours revealing the country’s most horrific rentals, but admits he’s never seen a kitchen on a property’s balcony, even though the area – which he knows – is “full of dodgy quality control”.

“I used to live near Chatswood. It’s very difficult to get a garden, and the quality of the apartments is very poor. So, honestly, it’s not surprising,” he told Yahoo News Australia. “(There are) really small, cramped apartments (in the area).”

An outdoor kitchen would likely be in violation of building codes

The area is populated by many university students as there are several universities nearby or easily accessible by public transport, suggesting that the property may have been student accommodation.

Although this bizarre detail is the first of its kind in his experience, Mr van den Berg believes there is nothing illegal about the kitchen setup at the Chatswood property, but says it would not be compliant with the National Building Code.

“I don’t think there are any specific articles in the Residential Tenancies Law, but it would be a violation of the building law as well as the planning and building request from the council,” he said.

Yahoo contacted the Tenants’ Union of NSW about the property.

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