A landlord in New Zealand has found her tenants in her rental property, which included a six year old girl and a nine year old boy living in despicable conditions.
The landlord; Sinead Ogilvie, was shocked to find her rental property in Richmond on New Zealand’s South Island in such a disgusting state.
Sinead Ogilvie called CYF (Child, Youth, Families) concerned about the children’s welfare after seeing the tenants dogs living in their own excrement in the backyard and rubbish piled up outside.
She only discovered the extent of the family’s situation this week when they moved out of the house owing 10 weeks rent. There were rooms smeared with faeces, urine soaked clothes, dirty nappies crawling with maggots and rancid food in the kitchen. The yard was filled with sewage from a blocked toilet and over a hundred bags of rubbish.
Helen Aiken, a manager from CYF said the agency took Sinaed’s concerns seriously and were already involved with the family.
I just cannot comprehend children having to live in these implorable conditions, it breaks my heart. I do hope that CYF step in and help these children.
Image credit: Sinead Ogilvie