A tenant who caused £25,000 worth of damage to the flat she was renting out has been evicted.
The property East Yorkshire was found in a ‘disgusting’ condition by its landlord, with holes in the walls, smashed windows and ripped up floorboards. The radiators were ripped from walls lying on top of mounds of rubbish. Debris was found on the smashed hob and the bathroom was covered in filth.
Landlord Phil Withnall said he had not seen anything of this nature in the 25 years of letting property.
Mr Withnall estimated the cost of having to repair the damage done by mum-of-five Katie Bentley as £25,000.
Mr Withnall said she allowed the home to be infiltrated by squatters and claims she did not pay rent for the last six months she was living there.
He said he had even offered Miss Bentley £500 to leave and changed the locks multiple times.
After securing an eviction notice through the county court, Mr Withnall went to the High Court to apply for private bailiffs to speed up the process.
Mr Withnall said, “I knew it was going to be bad, but it was worse than I imagined…She was a nightmare tenant and a nightmare neighbour. I am pleased for all the neighbours this has come to an end, and they are pleased for me.”