A landlord in Cardiff was reduced to tears after discovering her house in a shockingly dire state.
The tenant is said to have fled the house in Rumney, leaving the property in an unbelievable state.
Hundreds of alcohol cans and bottles, old newspapers, used tinned food cans, plastic carrier bags, crushed boxes, plastic bottles, were among the shocking mess left behind by the tenant.
Aside from the rubbish piled throughout the property, the walls were covered in stains, marks and spider webs, while the toilet appeared to be smeared with poo.
When the landlord discovered the mess she broke into tears.
The house had to undergo an extreme clean afterwards and the property has been gutted and renovated.
The landlord said: “No landlord should have to walk in to see a property like that.
“It has broken my heart to see my property like this.
“I did everything to make sure the property was fit for a tenant.
“I just don't understand why anyone would do this?”
She added: “The floors, skirting boards, kitchen has all been ripped out and it's cost me thousands of pounds.
“I just can't understand why anyone would do this.”