Landlord’s $30,000 cleanup bill for nightmare tenants who left worms, poop and 80 dumpsters on property may mean she’ll never rent again despite city’s chronic rental shortage
- Landlord Forced To Pay $30k Cleaning Bill After Tenant Runs Out Of Home
- Toowoomba’s house rented for $485 a week
- They left it full of worms, feces, garbage and sanitary pads.
A landlord has revealed how nightmare tenants left his house littered with feces, sanitary pads, maggots and urine.
The house in Toowoomba has been left in such a state that the cleaning bill is estimated at $30,000 and the landlady wonders if she will ever rent the property again.
Pictures of the property show that the house was left in a disgusting state, with 80 containers of garbage and excrement.
The town of Toowoomba has one of the lowest vacancy rates in Queensland, at under one per cent.
The property was renting for $485 per week with a deposit of about $1,900.
Despite the relatively cheap comparative rent and competitive market climate, the tenant has run away, leaving behind a property that is completely trashed.
The landlord is considering whether he will ever rent his property again after tenants littered it with feces, sanitary pads, trash, maggots and urine (pictured)
The landlady, who declined to be named, told the Courier Mail that her condition was “too extreme.”
The worms. defecation. Women’s sanitary pads used everywhere… If you’re just dirty or messy, that’s not it. This is too much,’ she said.
“This type of destructive behavior makes landlords unwilling to continue advertising the property on the rental market, as the emotional and physical cost of fixing it up is too much.”
The Toowoomba woman has now taken the matter to court with insurers refusing to even enter the property until the faeces, worms and rubbish are removed.
She has incurred costs of close to $7,000 to date after needing a container and cleaners to begin the restoration process.
The tenant’s possessions remain in the house and she is awaiting word on her obligation with respect to them.
A Toowoomba property has been left with a potential $30,000 cleaning bill for nasty tenants who left worms, poop and 80 garbage bins on the property, with the furnace and AC units infested with worms (pictured). )
He also fears the cost will skyrocket into the tens of thousands, as appliances such as the oven and air conditioning units are infested with worms or animal feces.
The kitchen cabinets and the rest of the house were much the same and he says he urinated so much all over the house that he had to wait weeks before he could go inside.
With Toowoomba’s vacancy rate of 0.6 per cent, the owner says she’s even more surprised by what has happened, considering she thinks she’s charging a comparatively low rental price.
“You’d be hard pressed to find anything of a similar size and price on the market today in Toowoomba,” he said.
The property was purchased by the woman in 2015 and with the shortage of trades, she doesn’t know when, or even if, she will be able to put it back on the market.
He’s still waiting for consultants to calculate the cost, but he thinks it will cost at least $30,000 in repairs.