A LANDLORD has said he is in shock after a ‘noisy’ and ‘not nice’ tenant emptied his entire flat upon being evicted from the property.

The Oxford landlord, who has asked not to be named, was astonished when he turned up to his Cowley flat, after the tenant had been evicted, to find the property ‘completely empty’ and ‘extremely unclean’.

The property owner said: “The tenant took with her the television, all of the cutlery, the microwave, the toaster, and even took my lawnmower.

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“Everything had been stolen and it was completely unclean when we got there.

“The fridge was filled with muddy water.”

According to the landlord, his tenant had stopped paying rent in January 2020, and so he took them to court.

The property owner had also received a letter from Oxford City Council that stated his tenant was making ‘excessive noise’ and acting in a 'antisocial' manner.

This included loud audible conversations past midnight and in the early hours of the morning - in which neighbours could hear clearly.

The tenant was also accused of leaving ‘excessive waste items in the garden’ that were ‘becoming a detriment to the local amenity’.

In a letter to the landlord, the council added: “Your tenant is keeping other people awake and preventing them from being able to sleep.”

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The council asked the landlord to clear the waste from the garden immediately 'to avoid the harbourage of vermin'.

After a series of discussions, the landlord’s solicitor and a shelter team came to a solution that the tenant ‘would leave the house in December 2020’.

Yet the tenant never left the property, and so the landlord took them to court and won the right to evict them.

However, due to the pandemic, the Government advised that most evictions of tenants would remain on hold until May 31 2021, except in limited circumstances.

The ban on evicting tenants was introduced in March 2020 to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and to stop more people from being made homeless.

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In normal times, landlords and agents are legally required to provide a minimum of three months' notice before possession proceedings can begin, but under new Covid rules, landlords had to give a minimum of six months notice period.

The protections for tenants will begin to taper off from the start of June.

The landlord said due to the lack of payments from his tenant, he had his wife were ‘suffering greatly’ as they had to use ‘all their savings toward the mortgage’ and were ‘running out of money’.

He said: “Me and my wife worked very hard to buy the house.

“It’s the only house we own as an investment and we pay a mortgage monthly.”

Last week, however, the landlord said the tenant handed in her keys and left the Cowley property.

He called the police immediately after realising items had been taken.

Thames Valley Police confirmed that they were looking into a ‘report of a theft’ at the property and that 'an investigation is ongoing into this incident’.