A well-behaved landlord has told us about the desperation he has experienced in his attempt to get a & # 39; neighbor out of hell & # 39; mother-of-five who drove £ 20,000 in damages, let in squatters and did not pay rent in months & # 39 ;.
Phil Withnall says that he has repeatedly tried to get rid of tenant Katie Bentley, who rents one of his properties in Hull.
The owner of P & J properties has accused Miss Bentley of causing £ 20,000 in damages, not paying the rent and allowing the house to be infiltrated by squatters. This is while neighbors have complained that they are "coming in and out of all sorts of people & # 39; and that she even gypsy horses in her garden & # 39; has had.
Despite the allegations Miss Bentley said she was beaten in her own home by & # 39; crazies & # 39; who broke into the building when she spent a week in jail last October.
Katie Bentley (pictured above) has been accused of having caused £ 20,000 in damage to the property in Hull
Miss Bentley said she was in prison for a week because she had not surrendered because she did not want to surrender herself to the police.
& # 39; When I was in prison, my windows were crushed by madmen. All the loud noises that the neighbors hear are being beaten up. I cry for help.
& # 39; I have not stayed in this house. I have been able to stay anywhere because I have been too scared to go back to the house.
& # 39; People go around and let themselves in because the landlord does not secure the locks. They climb in and out and they have already taken the toys from my baby. & # 39;
An annoyed Mr. Withnall says he has offered £ 500 £ to Miss Bentley to leave and says he has replaced the locks several times over the past few months.
Neighbors of Katie Bentley said she had kept a horse in the garden for a while (see above)
The 65-year-old believes that property has been more and more damaged since her release from prison and he is desperate to expel her.
& # 39; She is a nightmare for all neighbors and has not paid a cent in rent for three months. The property is perishing and it is very frustrating & # 39 ;, he said.
Someone has torn the radiator off the wall so that the room is flooded and I know that many of the neighbors have a militia group against her.
& # 39; She is the tenant of hell, but she has a tenancy right and has a lease. If I got her out, it would be classified as an illegal expulsion that I could pay for. & # 39;
In addition to complaints from her landlord, a group of neighbors living in the cul-de-sac in Branholme wants to ask Miss Bentley to leave the area.
They have described her as a & # 39; nightmare & # 39; and & # 39; the neighbor from Hell & # 39; and say they would give a street party if she ever left the building.
A mother of four who did not want to be mentioned said: & # 39; I complained weekly and we had the impression that she would leave and be expelled.
The building in Hull (photo above) would have been infiltrated by squatters when Katie Bentley was sent to prison
She has all kinds of people inside and out and she even has gypsy horses in her garden.
& # 39; It is exhausting. She keeps me awake more than my newborn baby and I can not sit in my garden because of the smell from her garden. It is absolutely rancid.
& # 39; One of my children is too scared to go out. He is almost eight, but he says "what if Katie comes out?" People find it funny when they say that they had a horse in the backyard, but it's not funny for us. & # 39;
A neighbor of Katie Bentley said she could not sit in her garden because the smell of the adjacent house (pictured above) rancid & # 39; is
A 57-year-old woman, who has lived in the cul-de-sac for almost 30 years, says she has considered relocating because of Miss Bentley. However, she is convinced that she should not be expelled from her home because of the behavior of her neighbors.
& # 39; We have never had anyone like this before, & # 39; she said. We have allowed children to grow up with the idea that they can do what they want, but they are children for you. We have never had this.
& # 39; We feel like we are going around in circles, but this is the drop. I have lived here for 27 years and I am not used to it.
& # 39; Enough is enough, but why should I move because of her? She should go – not us. & # 39;
Miss Bentley said she was upset & # 39; was of her neighbors' comments because she thought they were her friends. She says she understands why parents would be afraid to let their children go outside, but emphasizes that she has become teotile and has stopped using drugs to keep her life stable.
& # 39; I am upset [about my neighbours] because they are my friends, "Miss Bentley said. & # 39; They do not know what is going on.
"They have their children and they will be afraid – I would be like my children. I leave my landlord around because he offers me to move.
Katie Bentley has claimed that she does not really live in the property (see above) because squatters have taken over
& # 39; I've been in McDonald's to use the wifi to find a flat somewhere because I do not use drugs anymore and I need somewhere where I can go where I'm safe. & # 39;
Hull City Council said the council was not involved in open complaints regarding Miss Bentley. The authority, however, urged the residents with concern to contact the council on 01482 300300.
A Humberside Police spokesperson said: "We would always encourage people to contact us if you have information about crime or antisocial behavior. This allows us to conduct surveys and take appropriate measures.
You can do this by calling our non-emergency number 101, or anonymously via the independent charity organization Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. In case of emergency always call 999. & # 39;