Landlord shocked to find SOLD tenant £3,500 worth of furniture and flat destroyed when she moved

A tenant sold her landlord’s furniture worth thousands of pounds on Facebook and left writing scrawled on the walls of her rented apartment.

The owner was surprised to find ripped shelves and expensive tables missing – along with the fridge and washing machine.

Tenant destroyed an apartment on this block in Auckland, New Zealand


Tenant destroyed an apartment on this block in Auckland, New ZealandCredit: Google Maps

Joanna Filipaina moved out of her Auckland, New Zealand apartment in November.

The owner’s agents came to inspect him the same day and were appalled at his condition.

More than a dozen appliances and furniture were missing.

They included a swivel chair, a nightstand, a console, another round table, a television and a headboard, and a queen-size mattress.

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The fridge, washing machine, dryer, and a washer-dryer stacking unit are also gone, along with blinds, wardrobe shelves, and even a shower.

“The tenant admitted in a text message that he took the furniture and sold it on Facebook,” a court judgment said.

The cost of replacing the furniture and appliances was $7,104 (£3,645)

There was also extensive damage to the property, including a broken toilet seat, holes in the walls, marking marks and scuffs on the walls, and damage to the door lock and garage door.

The damage was “more than fair wear and tear”, the court concluded.

Owner Francis Pangfei La claimed compensation for all lost items, plus repairs and plastering, totaling more than $2,000.

The court ruled in their favour, but dropped some for depreciation.

In total, Joanna was ordered to pay the owner $7,661.83 (£3,930).

In December, a homeowner in Oldham, Greater Manchester, found his home littered with trash and poop after an 18-year lease.

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Danny Hernon said he had to “dig his way” through mounds of rotting rubbish and cost £15,000 to clear.

Meanwhile, thousands of tenants can be entitled to refunds of up to 12 months’ rent if landlords don’t follow certain rules.

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