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House trashed by tenants

Opinion Piece

No wonder there are so many people looking for housing in Gisborne, when some tenants treat their rental home as a battlefield.

Not long ago I used to admire a house I drove past every day on the way to work. It was always kept nice, with lovely gardens.

A few months ago the former owner or tenant must have moved out. Since then this house has been absolutely trashed by the new tenants, who have now obviously moved out. It is just an eyesore. Boarded-up broken windows, and more broken windows with curtains hanging out ot them. To top it off there is a huge pile of household rubbish just left on the front lawn.

It’s no wonder landlords and rental agenices screen prospective rentals so much. Just a disgrace.