A family from hell who were living in squalor are refusing to pay a £50,000 repair bill after being evicted from their riverside home – following 20 YEARS of complaints.
Vile Tanya Skeldon, 47, was booted out of the home she shared with partner Shaun Trebilcock, 37, last week after being given an anti-social behaviour order in June.
The housing association were horrified to find the property on River View, Saltash, Cornwall, was completely wrecked.
They subsequently released a series of shocking pictures and video of the squalor from inside the property,
The walls were left with gaping holes, floorboards were ripped up, rubbish was strewn over the floor and graffiti was daubed on the walls.
Repair work is estimated to cost in the region of £50,000 and a decision still hasn’t been made on whether the property is worth saving.
Landlords Cornwall Housing say it is their policy to charge tenants who have caused damage to their properties.
But Tanya, 47, who has since moved into private housing in Plymouth, Devon, has hit out at the repair costs and says she will refuse to foot the bill.
She added: “That is not happening.
“There is no way I am paying that. There was no structural damage at the property while we lived there, so I don’t understand why they’re saying it’s going to cost so much to do it up.
“Any issues we had, I reported them and they were dealt with at the time.
“Cornwall Housing can send me any bill they like – I won’t be paying it.”
The housing association evicted Tanya and her partner from the squalid property having given them an extended period of 11 weeks to move on voluntarily.
Donna McEvoy, housing manager at Cornwall Housing, said she feared it might be beyond saving.
She said: “It’s been an absolute nightmare for people down here and I don’t think people should have to live like that.
“There are a lot of things to weigh up because this property will probably be known by the not-so-nice element of Cornwall.
“This family are notorious and their name is notorious.”
The couple had three adult sons who lived at the property intermittently.
A Cornwall Housing spokesperson added: “We cannot discuss the specifics of any individual case.
” We are able to tell you that as per every tenancy agreement, it is the usual countywide policy to recharge former tenants who may have left damage to a property that they have vacated.”