Landlord reveals aftermath of worst tenant in the world
Landlords, think you have the world’s worst tenants? Think again. Because one man in Maidstone, Kent, UK has already got both hands on that title – or at least he has in our eyes.
Graham Holland hadn’t visited one of his properties in 12 years, because tenant Michael Grant, 68, refused to let anyone inside. Mr Holland said he never forced the tenant to let him inside as rent was always paid on time. But when Mr Grant moved out – he left behind thousands of empty cans, piles of rotting food and dozens of plastic bags.
The damages cost Mr Holland and his wife Nicole more than £10,000 to repair the one-bedroom flat. Speaking to MailOnline, the 56-year-old electrician said: ‘It was a complete and utter shock and disbelief that anybody could live in such a mess. I honestly thought I was in a horror film.’
In total, the couple spent just over four days cleaning up the rubbish left behind. Mr Holland added: ‘The cleaning took ages because we didn’t do it in one go, but realistically it took over four days just to empty the flat without cleaning it too
Mr Grant, who has since passed away, did not deny causing the mess. The landlord said: ‘His argument [Michael Grant] for the accumulation of rubbish was that the woman in the ground floor flat had locked the gate – so couldn’t take the rubbish down. That is not true.’