A tenant from hell transformed a pleasant two-bedroom flat into a sea of 8,000 beer cans, rotting food and a toilet piled four feet high with waste.
It was so bad that the cleaner vomited three times while sorting the mess.
Cleaner and wastewater management expert Freddie Gillium-Webb was given the task of clearing the property by his landlord pal once the problem tenant finally left after a year of paying no rent.
The 29-year-old was astounded by the state of the first floor, two-bedroom and one-bathroom flat in the Andover area of Hampshire.
Photos show the living room piled with so many cans of beer that the entire sofa is almost obscured from view.
The bathroom toilet had 'never been flushed' and instead toilet paper and excrement had seemingly been carefully piled up in a 'leaning tower of poo-sa' four feet in the air.
Freddie was forced to spend almost 30 hours across three days clearing out the property.
It took a whopping 10 bottles of bleach to return the flat to normality and they even had to use a digger to get the debris to fit inside the skip.
Unbelievably the tenant had taken off with only a text message to the landlord to say he 'might have left a bit of a mess.'
The landlord lost more than £12,000 on the tenant's behaviour.
Freddie, from Andover, said: "As soon as I walked through the door there were beer cans everywhere and the smell was terrible.
"He clearly didn't use the bin at all because the kitchen was full of food waste and in the living room, there were half-eaten kebabs and mouldy loaves of bread all over the floor.
"Upstairs there were bin bags full of cigarette ends and you couldn't see the floor because there were that many beer cans – I think I removed about 8,000 in total.
"The toilet was piled high with toilet paper and faeces, it was disgusting. He'd never flushed it by the looks of it.
"The clean-up was just never-ending. After the first day, it didn't even look like I'd made a difference."
Despite Freddie's strong stomach from working with sewage, the rotten waste and overall stench of the flat was enough to make him vomit three times during the clean-up.
Freddie said: "It had to have been like that for a while because it was really bad. He was just living in it and topping up the mess.
"The landlord had a skip at one of his building sites so most of the rubbish went there and he used a digger to squash it down to fit it all in.
"I think I went through about 100 big bags and ten bottles of bleach.
"Because I work in wastewater I don't heave or throw up very easily but cleaning that mess up I must have gagged about 20 times and was sick three times."
The property owner had tried repeatedly to arrange a flat inspection after the nightmare tenant failed to pay any rent month after month, but he always made excuses to get out of it.
The tenant failed to report the blocked toilet, not wanting his living habits to be revealed.
Much to the landlord's relief, after moving towards the eviction process the tenant decided to leave of his own accord.
After taking off to avoid eviction, the tenant alluded to the vile state of the flat soon to be discovered in a text message to his former landlord that said 'I might have left a bit of a mess'.
Freddie said: "It just shouldn't be able to happen and tenants like that should be blacklisted from renting again.'
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