Tenant from hell turns flat into a sea of 8,000 cans

Tenant from hell who ‘didn’t pay rent for a year’ trashes two-bedroom flat and leaves behind 8,000 empty beer cans, rotten food and a toilet overflowing with excrement

  • Freddie Gillium-Webb, 29, from Hampshire, was given task of cleaning the flat  
  • Living room was piled high with thousands of beer cans covered in spider webs
  • Bathroom toilet had ‘never been flushed’ with excrement piling into air  

A tenant from hell transformed a pleasant two bedroom flat into a sea of 8,000 beer cans, rotting food and a toilet piled four feet high with waste – with spider webs so thick they had ensnared beer cans in them.

Cleaner and wastewater management expert Freddie Gillium-Webb, 29, from Hampshire, was given the task of clearing up the stomach-churning mess by his landlord pal once the problem tenant finally left after a year of paying no rent and trashing the flat.

However the 29-year-old could not have imagined the horrors that awaited him once inside the first floor, two-bedroom and one-bathroom flat, which was so extreme he felt compelled to take pictures.

Horrendous photos show the living room piled with so many cans of beer that the entire sofa is almost obscured from view under them – while spiders had began to swipe cans and lift them up in their webs.

Cleaner and wastewater management expert Freddie Gillium-Webb, 29, from Hampshire, was given the task of clearing up the stomach-churning mess by his landlord pal once the problem tenant finally left after a year of paying no rent and trashing the flat

The tenant from hell transformed the pleasant two bedroom flat into a sea of 8,000 beer cans and  rotting food


Meanwhile the bathroom toilet had ‘never been flushed’ and instead toilet paper and excrement had seemingly been carefully piled up in a ‘leaning tower of poo-sa’ four feet in the air (left, and right, the bath) 

The bathroom toilet had ‘never been flushed’ and instead toilet paper and excrement had seemingly been carefully piled up in a ‘leaning tower of poo-sa’ four feet in the air.

The kitchen was so bad that the dining chair and table are swamped and barely visible in a sea of trash that Freddie had to wade through.

Freddie was forced to spend almost 30 hours across three days clearing out the property and was sick multiple times in the process as he waded through the appalling mess.

It took a whopping 10 bottles of bleach to return the flat to normality and they even had to use a digger to crush the mess in order to get it to fit inside the giant skip.

Freddie was forced to spend almost 30 hours across three days clearing out the property and was sick multiple times in the process as he waded through the appalling mess

It took a whopping 10 bottles of bleach to return the flat to normality and they even had to use a digger to crush the mess in order to get it to fit inside the giant skip

Unbelievably the tenant had taken off with only a text message to the landlord to say he ‘might have left a bit of a mess’ – while the landlord lost more than £12,000 on the tenant’s behaviour.

Freddie said: ‘As soon as I walked through the door there were beer cans everywhere and the smell was terrible.

‘He clearly didn’t use the bin at all because the kitchen was full of food waste and in the living room there were half eaten kebabs and mouldy loaves of bread all over the floor.

‘Upstairs there were bin bags full of cigarette ends and you couldn’t see the floor because there were that many beer cans – I think I removed about 8,000 in total.

Freddie confessed he was nervous about cleaning the flat ‘as soon as he walked through the door’ due to the overwhelming stench 

‘The toilet was piled high with toilet paper and faeces, it was disgusting. He’d never flushed it by the looks of it.

‘The clean-up was just never ending. After the first day it didn’t even look like I’d made a difference.’

Freddie, who works in wastewater management as well as doing other jobs like cleaning, building and plastering, was tasked with cleaning the flat, which is one of numerous owned by the property developer who builds, rents and sells flats and houses in the area.

Despite his strong stomach from working with sewage, the rotten waste and overall stench of the flat was enough to make him vomit three times during the clean-up.

Freddie found tons of beer cans within the flat , some of which were suspended by spider webs, and rotten foot scattered around the home (pictured) 


Freddie admitted he thought the flat had been in a state for ‘a while’ because it was in ‘really bad’ condition (pictured, the sea of 8,000 cans)

Freddie said: ‘It had to have been like that for a while because it was really bad. He was just living in it and topping up the mess.

‘The landlord had a skip at one of his building sites so most of the rubbish went there and he used a digger to squash it down to fit it all in.

‘I think I went through about 100 big bags and ten bottles of bleach.

‘Because I work in wastewater I don’t heave or throw up very easily but cleaning that mess up I must have gagged about 20 times and was sick three times.’

The cleaner believes he went through 100 bin bags and ten bottles of bleach in order to clean the flat from top to bottom 

The property owner had tried repeatedly to arrange a flat inspection after the nightmare tenant failed to pay any rent month after month, but he always made excuses to get out of it (pictured, the hallway) 

The property owner had tried repeatedly to arrange a flat inspection after the nightmare tenant failed to pay any rent month after month, but he always made excuses to get out of it.

A problem with the toilet’s flush was identified and quickly dealt with during the clean-up, which may explain the mountain of used toilet paper and faeces that was left.

But the tenant failed to ever report this, not wanting his living habits to be revealed.

Much to the landlord’s relief, after moving towards the eviction process the tenant decided to leave of his own accord, allowing him to retake control of the property.

A problem with the toilet’s flush was identified and quickly dealt with during the clean-up, which may explain the mountain of used toilet paper and faeces that was left (pictured) 

After taking off to avoid eviction, the tenant alluded to the vile state of the flat soon to be discovered in a text message to his former landlord that said ‘I might have left a bit of a mess’

After taking off to avoid eviction, the tenant alluded to the vile state of the flat soon to be discovered in a text message to his former landlord that said ‘I might have left a bit of a mess’.

Freddie said: ‘You’d think renting through an estate agent would be fail safe because they have guarantors so I can’t see how it’s been allowed to happen.

‘It just shouldn’t be able to happen and tenants like that should be blacklisted from renting again because otherwise it could just happen again and again to more landlords.

‘The tenant might have had depression and he probably had a drinking problem based on the amount of cans – you need help sometimes but you can’t live like that, there’s no excuse for it to get that bad.’

While Freddie acknowledged the tenant ‘might have depression or a drinking problem’, but he said there was ‘no excuse’ for the flat becoming ‘so bad’

The super cleaner said he vomited three times while cleaning out the disgusting two-bedroom apartment (pictured, Freddie) 

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