A MADORA Bay landlord was left feeling sick after his tenant trashed his property.
68-year-old Andy Nguyen said that there wasn’t a rubbish free spot in the entire four bedroom, two bathroom, beachfront property.
Faeces, sanitary products, food, rats, mice and insects were all found at the property.
“The scene should not be seen in Australia, it should only been seen in a slum,” he said.
“I don’t know how people could live in such an environment. I felt nauseous.
“It would have severely affected the physical and mental wellbeing of her two young children.”
Mr Nguyen said the garden was also full of rubbish.
“Every unusable thing was thrown in the garden,” he said.
“There were rabbits and chooks, and the neighbours had complained because a rooster was singing every morning.”
Mr Nguyen said he felt sorry for the mother of two when he decided to rent to her.
“When she met me to rent here, she was a low income earner, so I gave it to her cheap – on one condition – that she would keep the garden for me, but she turned it into a tip,” he said.
“I have quite a few properties but I’ve never seen anything like this.
“I felt like I was going to vomit.”
The tenant left the property in February, with promises that she would return to clean up.
In a text message to Mr Nguyen, the tenant wrote “I will not leave a mess for you to clean”.
“I have got no help, just me and not much time.”
This disgusting story has a happy ending though.
Mr Nguyen said he was surprised by how many people wanted to help him with the clean up.
He was even more surprised by the ages of some of the volunteers.
“The teenagers (aged 10, 12 and 15) said I want to come help, and they came by and gave us a hand,” he said.
“They still ask me – if I need anything to give them a call.
“This is an example of a bad tenant on one side, but an example of the good people in the community.”
Mr Nguyen said he’s made new friends – including his new tenant who organised the clean up.