Owning rental property is a great way to make money. But as the landlord, there’s a lot of responsibility. Not only do these people have to keep the homes in good condition but they also have to deal with some tenants that don’t always want to follow the rules.
More than a year
That’s how long it took Thomas Ravaux, a landlord in France, to track down tenants who rented an apartment from him. For one thing, he needed to collect the money they owed. They were 14 months behind on payments. Secondly, they left the property a complete mess.
A shocking discovery
Having a difficult time reaching his tenants, Ravaux decided to pay them a visit in person. What he discovered was beyond horrible. He knew they didn’t pay rent but he was shocked at the condition in which they left his property.
The epitome of “bad tenants”
Most everyone has heard a horror story about bad tenants but this one is probably one of the worst. Along with piles of garbage everywhere, the people who rented from Ravaux had literally torn every room apart.
As he walked from room to room, things became even more devastating. Along with everything mentioned, he also found the floors were covered with animal feces, dirty litter boxes, and broken furniture.
A smart move
Out of sheer frustration, some landlords would’ve simply contacted someone to come in and clean the place up. But Ravaux did something smart that would eventually help him. He took tons of photos and then shared them on his Facebook page.
People began commenting
After looking at the photos, people had his back. They were in 100 percent agreement that what these tenants did was terrible. They also agreed that Ravaux had everything he needed to take action against them.
Summing things up
Ravaux added comments to the photos saying, “This is how I collect a home after 14 months of unpaid. Thanks to the tenants of the apartment. Living with 3 kids like this what.” He went on to say, “Not to mention the food lost in the fridge offered by heart restaurants…shame on you.”
Summing things up
Although he was extremely angry, he used those emotions to become motivated. Rather than letting the tenants get off with what they did, he came up with a plan for revenge. First, he had to get the green light to proceed, which he did.
A gift from the landlord
Instead of tossing everything out, as some might’ve done, Ravaux loaded all the junk and trash into a dump truck. Then, after locating the address of the tenant’s new home, he made a surprise visit. Upon arrival, he unloaded all of the stuff in the truck onto their driveway.
Captured on video
But the best part of this story…this landlord videotaped his revenge for the world to see. And they did. For those who thought he’d gone too far, he explained that he wanted to make sure the people had access to their belongings…just in case they wanted anything back.
Without question, this revenge was priceless. For tenants, the next time you think about leaving junk behind for your landlord to deal with, you might remember this incident. Check out the video below.
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Des locataires de Rozoy-sur-Serre rendent à leur propriétaire, Thomas Ravaux, l’appartement dans un état pitoyable 😱 …Celui-ci décide de leur rendre tout ce qu’ils y ont “oublié” selon la désormais célèbre méthode du “retour à l’envoyeur” 🚛
Posted by France 3 Picardie on Thursday, June 7, 2018