My cousin got keys today to a new house she's renting.
She viewed the house a few weeks ago and said she was interested but the place needed a lot of work done.
She went into the house today but it's in a bad state.
There's mould in places a dust and cobwebs all built up. Oven is destroyed from old greese all built up.
There's a leak in the ceiling. There was dust and stains all over the wall and couchs.
Fridge and freezer full of old food and completely full of ice.
Microwave full of green stuff looks like mould.
Rubbish all over the back yard and rubbish in presses.
A few presses are broken as well
Shower doesn't work there's very little power in it
Bath tub is not sealed properly.
It looks as if the place hasn't been cleaned in months.
According to my cousin she would be the first tenant as the landlord is only new to the scene.
He's done this through an agency.
The agent promised my cousin the place will be professionally cleaned with a new oven installed and fridge and freezer and a new microwave plus a fresh paint and all little problems would be fixed.
None of this was done and my cousin is paying 2k a month for this. She had to give 6k upfront before receiving the keys.
She only got the keys today the lease starts from today
She feels conned. Is there any comeback can she cancel out of the agreement based on this. It would take weeks to sort this out she would rather look for somewhere else. She has tonnes of photos.
Its as if the landlord bought a new house packed his bags and invested nothing into the property hoping the tenants would fix everything and left all his rubbish behind him.
I must also mention she's gone through HAP with this but 6k upfront was her own money. Deposit and 2 months upfront