House trashed by tenants

LETTER

No wonder there are so many people looking for housing in Gisborne, when some tenants treat their rental home as a battlefield.

Not long ago I used to admire a house I drove past every day on the way to work. It was always kept nice, with lovely gardens.

A few months ago the former owner or tenant must have moved out. Since then this house has been absolutely trashed by the new tenants, who have now obviously moved out. It is just an eyesore. Boarded-up broken windows, and more broken windows with curtains hanging out ot them. To top it off there is a huge pile of household rubbish just left on the front lawn.

It’s no wonder landlords and rental agenices screen prospective rentals so much. Just a disgrace.

Disgusted

No wonder there are so many people looking for housing in Gisborne, when some tenants treat their rental home as a battlefield.

Not long ago I used to admire a house I drove past every day on the way to work. It was always kept nice, with lovely gardens.

A few months ago the former owner or tenant must have moved out. Since then this house has been absolutely trashed by the new tenants, who have now obviously moved out. It is just an eyesore. Boarded-up broken windows, and more broken windows with curtains hanging out ot them. To top it off there is a huge pile of household rubbish just left on the front lawn.

It’s no wonder landlords and rental agenices screen prospective rentals so much. Just a disgrace.

Disgusted

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Moko, Havelock North - 2 months ago
This had been our Nan's home for years. Sadly she passed away last year - a huge loss for our family. Her house was always nice and tidy. Sad to know her once-loved home has been trashed in such a short time.

DFT, Hamilton - 2 months ago
"Trashing of Rentals" makes me wonder how many of the "Homeless seeking Rentals" shown on TV are actually of the kind that do trash rentals . . . and if they are, why aren't the news shows reporting such information to the general public?

Lara Meyer - 2 months ago
I have a home at a lake in Rotorua. It was rented out while we were in Auckland, overseas and living here. It was managed for us by a property management company.
The tenants, although professionals, were lazy and filthy. The property managers did nothing to stop the tenants absolutely trashing my house.
It took me thousands of dollars and a huge amount of time and effort to clean up after I evicted them.
They left rubbish and rubbish bags all over the back garden including at least three derelict cars. Plastic waste came out of the soil for a year. Windows smashed. Shower and toilet had never been cleaned. Windows so filthy you couldn?t see outside. The carpet had been newly laid and was top quality and meant to last for years. After 7 years of them leaving wet towels, paddles, wet washing, wetsuits and cat pee on the lounge floor, it was completely rotten. The stench was unbelievable.
The oven, due to having not been cleaned for 7 years, had rotted the wall around it and I had to have the wall and the oven replaced. They had nine unspayed cats who urinated everywhere.
The mother was a nurse! The poor children who had to live with the smell!
Why would anyone want to rent out a home to people who have so little regard for where they live.
Shame on the property management company who were completely useless.
So now my house is as as it once was but I would rather leave it empty than take the risk of having people like that living in it.
Shame. Coz there are homeless people out there. I understand that family failed to find another rental. I am not surprised.