PHOTO: The couple left the house covered in rubbish, animal droppings (main), and graffiti with mice living in the beds and maggots feasting on rotten food.
- Couple rented a woman’s house in Bunbury, Western Australia, for five months until lease wasn’t renewed
- They then trashed it, grew drugs in the backyard, and left owing more than $4,500 with rubbish everywhere
- Owner said cleaning and repairing the filthy home cost more than $20,000, plus the lost rental income
- Neighbours said the couple threatened them with knives and made area unsafe to let kids play outside
Tenants from hell left a house covered in rubbish, animal droppings, and graffiti with mice living in the beds and maggots feasting on rotten food.
Every light bulb was stolen to smoke meth, doors were ripped off their hinges and swapped around, and a cannabis plant was growing in the backyard.
Broken furniture, mouldy mattresses, and mountains of garbage filled three skip bins on the front lawn, while inside disgusting dishes littered the kitchen.
Owner Mary-Rose Mitchell said the damage and cleanup of the house in Eaton, just outside Bunbury in Western Australia, would cost more than $20,000.
Then there was more than $4,500 in unpaid rent that the tenants failed to pay before bolting in the dead of night on September 17.
Surrounding residents called the couple ‘neighbours from hell’ who threatened them with knives and put them in fear of their lives and made them afraid to let their children play outside.
Ms Mitchell penned a tongue-in-cheek open letter to the tenants since they had blocked online her when she tried to enforce a court order for the unpaid rent.