Renter trashes Las Vegas house on way out, property managers say it’s a pandemic trend (His free ride ended)
Fox 5 Vegas ^ | 5/4/2021 | Drew Andre
" LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A home near Jones Boulevard and Hacienda Avenue sits vacant. Inside, there is trash on the ground, house fixtures ripped out, profanity scribbled on walls and cigarette butts in the toilet.
"It gives me a knot in my stomach. I don't even want to see what it looks like," homeowner Dawna Priest said.
Priest purchased the home in 1998. Since 2004, she has rented it out.
For the last five years, the same renter has lived in the home. Priest said pre-pandemic she never had any issues with the tenant. Then, last March they stopped paying rent. Rental assistance finally arrived through the CARES Act Housing Assistance Program (CHAP) in December.
However, in the New Year, the same problem persisted. Priest said she was willing to work with the renter, but there was no communication. Struggling financially and unable to evict under the moratorium, Priest decided she would sell.
Priest, who lives in Virginia, planned on retiring in the home one day.
The renter refused to leave. The landlord said she finally filed an unlawful detainer and the renter moved out last month. On their way out, the tenant left the house trashed. They even moved the refrigerator so it blocked the staircase half way up.
"Most of our move outs have been the worst we've ever seen,” NARPM Southern Nevada President Joshua Campa said . . .
"Once you negate one aspect of the contract, the tenant thinks it’s free game. They're like, ‘we don't have to listen to any of the other rules anymore,’" Campa said . . . "
Be hilarious if some LLs found the politicians who have houses and offered them a lot of money to move in then stopped paying and trashed their houses once they became tenants . . . sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. Think the mayor of Los Angeles is renting out a house . . . and he supports the moratorium. --201.140.xxx.xx