House of my horrors
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He and his son, Sushile, had been living in half the home, which was divided by an internal wall, before being forced out and into a caravan park. But this week the tenant, Kelly Lee-Anne Johnson was required to leave under the terms of an eviction order from Armadale Magistrates Court. Despite living at the home for almost six months. Ms Johnson had paid only two weeks rent and a bond, all supplied by homeswest.
Returning to the property on Tuesday it was far from a happy ending for Mr Sharma. The place he had once called home had been left in a state of filth. “Its like a tip,” Mr Sharma said. “The whole place smells like a marathon runners shoe.” Wallpaper has been pulled from the walls, cupboard doors ripped from there hinges and the smell of feaces everywhere.
“I’m disgusted. This has been my home for 11 years.”
Broken beer bottles, soiled nappies and discarded junk litter the outdoor area and urine stained the prised Datsun 1000 he was restoring in the garage. Mr Sharma said his son’s quad bike and a trailer where missing despite being locked with a thick chain.
But the biggets mystery is why a magistrate granted his a restraining order. “These laws are outstanding. Many people don’t know about them,”he said. “It could happen to anyone.”Mr Sharma has vowed to never again share his home with a tenant. Ms Johnson a mother of nine, is still being pursued by her former property manager, for $4000.00 in rent and $20,000 in damages. Ms Johnson did not return calls from the Sunday Times.
March 14, 2014
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