Tony Bourke and his wife Dianne have rented a home on a peaceful parcel of land at Pimpama on Brisbane’s south side for the past 11 years.
The owner sold the land to a developer company which intends to construct 300 housing blocks.
The pensioner couple were soon given their marching orders.
Bourkes received a Notice to Leave (which our Tim O’Dwyer considered invalid) by March 24th. Tony claimed he had an agreement with the multi-millionaire boss of the developer that he and Diane could stay and move into their new home two weeks after their eviction date.
Bourkes were shocked when the excavators moved in to shatter their semi-rural serenity.
“I’ve never seen anything like it in all my life, admittedly they own the property, they can do what they want with it, but I think they have just gone the wrong way about it,” Bourke said.
The couple’s son Dean says his parents are being bullied.
“About six months ago, they signed a five year lease and couple of months ago, it got sold, so they got to get out and as you can see, they are pushing them out,” Dean said.
An agent was sent to evict the pensioners. He came armed with a an inflated bill for two weeks rent (which Tim again believes is not worth the paper it’s printed on).
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