"Nightmare": Landlord Kicks Out Tenant Who Didn't Throw Thrash For One Year

"Nightmare": Landlord Kicks Out Tenant Who Didn't Throw Thrash For One Year

  • A disappointed landlord has evicted one of his clients after discovering that she has been living with heaps of trash in her apartment, accumulated for a year
  • The story came to light when a concerned neighbor complained about a disturbing stench emanating from the house
  • As the house was being cleaned, the tenant was busy scrolling through her phone, unmoved by the goings on
  • The landlord disclosed that he never bothered to check on the house because the tenant has been paying her rent promptly

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A landlord in China was forced to evict a female tenant who had lived in his house for a whole year without taking out the trash.

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The tenant was busy scrolling through her phone when the cleaning was going on. Photos: South China Morning Post.
Source: UGC

A video shared online captioned "a landlord's worst nightmare" showed heaps of garbage stack against each other in the little room, evidently rotting away.

Tenant just sits on phone

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According to the South China Morning Post, the discovery was made after a concerned neighbor informed the landlord that the house had a foul smell.

Interestingly, the tenant continued sitting in the house looking through the phone when a cleaning lady was sent over to clear the mess.

The landlord revealed that the reason he had not bothered to check the apartment was that the tenant always paid her rent on time.

Details indicate that it took the cleaning lady five painstaking hours to bring the house back to normal.

After taking care of the situation, the landlord gave the tenant a few days to find a new place and move out of his house.

Tenant depressed?

Social media users who saw videos of the house were left in shock, with many sharing the opinion that the woman needs psychological help.

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Krizel Orden:

"I'm too lazy but not to that extent. I clean when I see my trashes as an eyesore. Woman in the video needs help."

Kinou Neko:

"She might suffer depression or mental health issues. After a time the problem becomes so big that she might not even know where to start and it surely makes her even more depressed. Which explains she is hiding on her phone to try escape this terrible situation."

Rock Ping:

"Its a serious hoarding disorder. Difficulty throwing away or parting with possessions because you believe that you need to save them."

Sandi Roy:

"This is a mental health issue not laziness. Perhaps a secure facility where someone else cleans her room and she is only allowed a certain amount of personal items."

Landlord isn't obliged to give 3 months grace period before eviction

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that the Rent Control Department of Ghana said there was no legal backing to the notion that a landlord must give a tenant three months grace period to secure a new place before eviction.

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Public Relations Officer at the Rent Control Department, Emmanuel Hovey Kporsu said there was no such thing in the tenancy law.

“So, there’s no free rate, and there’s no grace period. Nothing should prevent the landlord from collecting its rate from any tenant.”

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Magdalene Larnyoh (Human-Interest editor) Magdalene Larnyoh writes for the Human Interest Desk at YEN.com.gh. She has over ten years of experience in media and communications. She previously worked for Citi FM, Pulse Ghana, and Business Insider Africa. She obtained a BA in Social Sciences from the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in 2012. Reach out to her on magdalene.larnyoh@yen.com.gh

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Berlinda Entsie (Copy Editor) Berlinda Entsie is a Copy Editor at YEN.com.gh. She has worked as a proofreader and editor since 2016. Berlinda has over 5 years' experience editing and writing for leading publications in Ghana. She previously worked with Graphic Communications Group LTD, Business Insider SSA and Pulse.com.gh. She obtained a B.A in English Studies from the Methodist University College in 2016 and a Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from the GH Media School in 2019. Reach out to her via berlinda.entsie@yen.com.gh

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