My Heart Is Broken
February 11, 2019 9:26am CST
Last year a very dear friend and neighbor died of heart failure. She was a wonderful person who would give you the shirt off her back. Anyway, she took pride in her home and loved to be surrounded by beautiful things. After she passed away the house was bought by someone who wanted to rent it out and make money. A couple came along and rented the house with all the furniture. They trashed the place. It didn't take them long to turn it into a dump. The pool rapidly turned green, the yard became a scraggly mess, and we could not even imagine how the inside looked, They obtained 5 dogs ranging in size that were left alone for hours at a time. Last week the electric was turned off for non-payment and the next day they were gone. They took off in the night with what they could fit in the trunk of the car. The owner flew down to see what was going on and was greeted with a house full of garbage, broken furniture and dog feces. Not only that the beautiful tile floor had been broken up and taken out of the house piled next to our property line. It would have broken my dear friends heart if she had seen it like this. It certainly did mine. Why in the world would anyone do this to a lovely house, to any house?
24 people like this
That is so very heart-breaking. Do you know what the owners plan on doing after they clean up the mess left behind? Its too bad that they don't have a young family member starting out that they could rent it to until they save enough to buy their own home.
• United States
What happened to that owner has made him change his mind about renting. We no longer rent out our houses. We have sold them and gotten out of the renting business. There are too many people who just plain don't care what they do to your property.
• Moses Lake, Washington
That's just criminal. We sold our last house. I am a gardener who sprawls edible plants on the land available. I had planted four apple trees in the front yard. I do not have the heart to drive by that house cause I think the new people took out all the lively landscape and grassed it over. Just nasty.
• Daytona Beach, Florida
Some people have no respect for other peoples belongings or property. These are just awful people and I can tell you that your friend knows about this and she is not happy at all but what can you do. Hopefully, the place can be fixed up and the next people will take good care of it. I would have been thrilled to have moved into a place that was ready to be lived in.
• Greencastle, Indiana
I KNOW the feeling all too well as someone did our place we sold it too & after they left & we went back it was a REAL heart breaker to say the LEST that's why I don't rent or sell I just rather walk away & leave it to the OTHER people to deal with.