Landlords generally don't have a good name for themselves. Some of them can be extremely hard to get a hold of, think they can fix things in the cheapest way possible (painting over mould on the roof for example) and take forever to come over to look at the leaking sink.
But, we must cut them some slack. Landlords do take a big risk when they rent their property to you. So extensive background checks and bonds are (mostly) all pretty reasonable.
Especially when you see this Vermont landlord's tenants from hell.
Jerry Ciro Ucci's Facebook post from last week revealing the state his rental flat was left in after his tenants were done with it left viewers shocked.
"People wonder why rents and security deposits are so high, or why property managers and landlords require such detailed background and reference checks, well folks this is a prime example of those reasons," he wrote in the Facebook post.
"I rented this apartment to a family for a short-term six-month lease, they passed the job and reference checks, I got the initial month's rent and security deposit and then the nightmare began..."
Beware some of these photos are actually really, really gross and quite disturbing.
Because by the time this poor landlord got them out of the flat, it was already too late.
They had left more than $15,500 worth of damages in just the six months they had lived there.
"They left animals locked in bedrooms urinating for days on end to the point where urine was leaking through the ceiling of the business below them," Ucci wrote.
Every room had either animal or human faeces smeared over walls, floors and even inside the cupboards and shelves, Ucci said.
The other terrifying reality is children were living in this revolting flat.
"Every single wall has been coloured on from children running rampant, the amount of flies/fruit flies in this apartment would rival any transfer station, and the smell is so bad I don't know if we will ever be able to get rid of it!" he continued to write.
"I just want to make people aware of what landlords go through when they try and provide a nice home for people to live in."
He shared photos of the "living room/trash bin".
And bathroom number one, "where all the rabbits were living".
"And here's the room the dog was locked in! the black spots are a mix of diarrhea and urine!"
He included photos of diapers where children were changed.
More photos sadly revealed the completely unsanitary and unsafe living arrangements the children were in and the mistreatment of the animals.
Ucci concluded his post with: "Most of the time our tenants are great! But it's these few disgusting people who ruin it for everyone else!"