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Landlords offered chance to win £500 by exposing ‘tenants from hell’

Buy-to-let landlords who have endured the misfortune of being lumbered with nightmare tenants are being encouraged to enter a competition which puts them in with the chance to win £500 just by sharing their nightmare snaps of the way their home has been left by unscrupulous tenants.

The competition, launched by home interiors brand Hillarys, aims to find the ultimate ‘tenants from hell’ by asking landlords to submit their photos of the worst mess left behind by a tenant.

From messy gardens, dirty baths and broken light fixtures, the team of interior specialists are urging landlords across the country to reveal their untidiest, dirtiest and most hellish tenants by sending in images of their property.


Tara Hall, spokesperson for www.Hillarys.co.uk, said: “We’ve all probably seen and heard horror stories about this kind of thing, but it’ll be interesting to see what the reality looks like.

“Cleaning up at the end of a tenancy can be an unpleasant job for landlords, so this competition is just a bit of fun - especially for one lucky winner who gets to take home a £500 prize for their troubles.”

Photos can be submitted online at www.hillarys.co.uk/static/tenants-from-hell, and the winner will receive a £500 cash prize.

The competition closes at midnight on 3 December 2018, with the winner announced online shortly after. Entrants must ensure they partially or fully rent out their property to a third party, and there must be no faces in the images.

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Poll: Have you ever been lumbered with nightmare tenants?


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    I think we have all had nightmare tenants at one time or another, but we live and learn, i'm very careful who i rent to now, only working tenants and no single mums.

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    Not sure this helps with LL/tenant relations. Polorises both camps.

    PossessionFriendUK PossessionFriend

    I'm not sure I agree Steuart, B&Q and M&S as well as all Landlords welcome customers, or tenants in our case - but Not those who will steal from them ( products or rent money )

    Stores are quick to take legal action and publicise that.
    If the bad tenants aren't dealt with, businesses ( or landlords like Andrew above , understandably ) will look to minimise their risk.

    The action of not addressing bad tenants then comes round to affect good tenants.
    A bit like the result of shoplifting in stores means all customers have to pay a contribution towards the businesses losses.

  • PossessionFriendUK PossessionFriend

    Well done to Hillary's, I hope more companies follow their example.
    I could forsee a lot more landlords buying blinds from them than B&Q !

    Everyone can be a ' Conscientious customer ' when businesses are seen to be operating outside of their interests.


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