Tenant leaves house in appalling state and owing £4,000 in rent
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Environment
A social housing tenant who owes £4,000 in unpaid rent has left a house in an appalling state.
Chorley Community Housing (CCH) says that the home on Beech Avenue in Euxton will cost hundreds of pounds to clear and make habitable for the next tenant.
The three-bedroom property was found full of rubbish after its tenant of 30 years moved on.
CCH's director of operations, Richard Houghton, said: "The house was left with rubbish strewn throughout every room, and it clearly wasn’t in the tenant’s nature to carry out housekeeping on a regular basis. We had been working with the tenant to try and get him to clean the property up for some months, but without success. It’s not often that we come across houses that are as full of debris as this one, and often tenants who live in these conditions have other problems that we try to help them with if we can. But if tenants won’t accept help then there’s very little we can do.
"This is a nice house in a very popular area and we will be carrying out a full clearance of the property and bringing it back into a decent condition so that it can be let to a more deserving family."