A local business owner in Sydney’s west has been awarded $1.5 million for rent heaped on him from his former employer.

Travis Lees had been renting the same property for seven years.

He was offered a $700,000 deal with a flat rate of $1,700 per month.

But when he tried to rent the property out, he was offered $700 per week.

Lees is now a full-time tenant, and rents the same apartment with three other people.

“It was a very difficult decision to make,” he said.

The tenant says he has had to give up on the business.

I don’t feel like I’m contributing to the local community.

Mr Lees says the money was a good investment for his family.

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