Trashed house compulsory viewing for landlords

If you come across a property investor who isn’t convinced of the need to use a professional property manager and to have landlord insurance, show them this footage.

In it, landlord Tracy Jones, finds the walls of her Blackwall investment property smeared with faeces, windows broken, kitchen fittings filthy, taps missing and garbage – including dirty nappies – strewn everywhere.

Clearing the upstairs alone resulted in a skip’s worth of garbage.

The tenants, a young family of seven living on unemployment benefits, also owed more than $3000 rent by the time they were evicted.

The landlord, herself a single mother, did not have landlord insurance.