Landlords beware as a recent tenant has been reportedly evicted from her flat in Thailand. The tenant turned her flat into what can only be described as a dumping ground. This month, during a visit by the landlord to his property, a horrific discovery was made.
On arrival to the apartment in Pinklao, they discovered food dating back as far as 2013 along with debris strewn across the apartment. Hundreds of empty water bottles littered the floor, junk was stack so high you couldn't see the TV set in the lounge area. The apartment had reportedly been rented out to a woman for the past seven years. Staff from the property management company arranged to visit the property on the morning of June 11th. on arrival they were unable to gain access due to the doorway being blocked by trash and debris.
Eventually the staff gained access and were greeted by the horrific sight and smell of what can only be described as a dump. The reason for the visit was due to the tenant not paying her electricity bill on time.
How someone could even live in such a state is bewildering enough. Reports state there was no where to sleep or to sit down inside the apartment. Aside from all the rubbish, on inspection the staff found the toilet was cracked beyond repair, the shower head was broken along with some of the water pipes.
When the landlord confronted the tenant, she explained she had paid 1,200 baht for a cleaning company to clean the flat. After negotiation with the tenant, she agreed to pay extra cleaning fees as well as compensation for the damage to the property.
The tenant has now since been evicted and the clean up is ongoing. As a landlord, when you rent out your property, you really are rolling the dice as to what type of tenant you get.