In a welcome change to rogue landlord stories, a number of national newspapers have run a story about tenants trashing a property before doing a runner.
Landlord Reg Martin, 74, popped into the property in Stoke-on-Trent to inspect the boiler but found the house covered in rubbish and dog faeces.
He uploaded a video of the wrecked home to You Tube under the title “Ball Green Wreck House”.
The three-and-a-half-minute video shows extensive damage to the property, and rubbish and dog-chewed bones scattered throughout the house.
The Daily Mail has published pictures of the inside of the property which was rented to a couple in their 30s who lived there with their young child and at least one dog.
When Martin called the couple to ask for an explanation and the month's rent (£400) they owed him the female tenant told him 'you can keep the deposit' and hung up. He estimates fixing the damage and cleaning up the mess with cost about £2,000.
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