“Before photos, showing condition of property after she left.
No running water because they took the water heater and the plumbing is all disconnected under the house.
The tenant reportedly moved to Michigan (from Arkansas) with family. She used to say, “my house may be messy, but I keep my kids clean.” No, no she doesn’t. Those poor children were living, eating, sleeping, and breathing in the midst of animal feces, fly, mice, rat, and wasp infestations, and rotting garbage - the bathtub has a large hole in the bottom, and others in the area report she was raising animals in it much of the time she lived here. Her son had a social worker assigned for a time, DHS (Dept. of Human Services) was repeatedly called, and she and her boyfriend were (at least once) arrested for fighting and had to attend parenting and anger management classes as part of their probation. How does she still have custody of her children?
She was supposed to clean up her credit and save enough to pay closing costs to have mortgage put in her name. I would have still been liable had she stopped paying the mortgage, but was willing to do that so she and her kids could have a home. I shouldn’t have bothered - instead of trying to be kind and trusting she was taking care of the place, I should have treated her more like a regular tenant and been inspecting the property. Lesson well learned.
Hope the family she is moving in with know she’s bringing livestock with her - I hear she took the ducks and chickens in the moving van.” - D. Evans