A tenant caused over £7,000 worth of damage to a property before leaving the premises whilst still owing 11 months of rent.
Landlord Michael Walker claimed his three-bedroom property was left in devastating condition with every room vandalised.
Mould was found all over the ceiling, dirty dishes were piled on the kitchen counter and the living area had large holes in the flooring, while plaster had been chipped off the walls.
Mr Walker said the house is now infested with flies and is plagued by a rancid smell.
He said, “The tenant hop-scotched overnight and left the property in complete disrepair.
“It has been left unlivable. It’s shocking.
“It is an absolute mess at the moment. It looks like he has been doing house clearances and it has all piled up.”
He added, “That house wasn’t a buy-to-let property, it used to be my family home. I have had the property over 30 years.
“The only reason I rented it out was because I went and stayed with my 87-year-old dad at his house because he was ill.
“It has been destroyed completely – every single room.”