Phil Tewkesley, 47, owns a 3 bedroom house for rent in the town of Kendal, in the Cumbria area, England. This house has been rented by Phil to a family, including a husband and wife and a child, since 2020. For the next 2 years, the family has continued to use the excuse that the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented them from finding a new home, do not let Phil in. to check the house. Recently, when Phil came to claim the house, he was shocked at the sight inside.
Phil relates that after another family moved in, he went to check the house and was surprised when he opened the door. The inside of the house is full of garbage, from the bedroom, living room, kitchen to the toilet. Everywhere you see trash, dirty clothes, plastic bottles, plastic bags, old books, food scraps… Hardly any space left on the floor, dirty, smelly floors and walls. The most terrible thing Phil found was 4 big snakes, 2 dead and 2 alive, fish, maggots, even a living scorpion in this house.
Mr Phil angrily shared: “Unbelievable, there was a lot of trash and food. I’ve never seen anything like it in my life, it looked like a roof over a landfill. Neighbors say tenants are hoarders, they buy a lot of stuff they can afford. brought home but never thrown away.The floor carpet was full of mold and there was urine and bugs all over the house.the bedroom smelled so bad we had to run out soon.
I also saw a tank and went to check it out. It was the shock of my life when I saw a big snake. I was so scared, I screamed and ran out of the house because I was so shocked.”
It is known that Phil has been working overseas for 6 years, so he rents this house out to 3 other families. In 2020, Phil returned home, so he asked the family to move. However, they made all kinds of excuses, saying that the epidemic situation prevented them from being able to rent another house. It wasn’t until late December 2021 that the family moved. Phil arrives, asking the locksmith to break down the door, thus discovering this terrifying sight.
After that, Phil, his wife, Lisa McCartney, 40, and several other friends, it took almost 3 days to clean up all the garbage in the house and remove the dirty carpet. Phil spends up to 1,200 pounds (nearly 36 million VND) just to clean up the trash. It is estimated that renovating the house to its original condition will cost more than that.
Not only did they leave behind a huge pile of trash, another family of 3 also stole Phil’s rent for the last 6 months. Brother Phil is also not covered by insurance. After solving the case, Phil decided to share his story to warn other owners about bad customers.