A rental property was left uninhabitable after drug addict tenants destroyed a family home while the owners were on holiday.
Fred and Marianne Honsa were devastated when they found their prized family home had been rented out to drug addicts and destroyed.
Their home was littered with used syringes, drugs and blood stained the walls.
A Newport couple Fred (left) and Marianne Honsa (right) are shattered after their home was trashed by drug addicts while they were on holiday.
The Newport couple left their home in pristine condition and followed the rental agencies’ advice to make minor renovations.
‘They came through, they promised us the world, told us what we needed to do to get the house in tip top condition and promised that it would all be returned to us in the same condition as when we left,’ Mr Honsa told A Current Affair.
The couple, both in their 60s, rented their home for 12 months and took off sailing around the east-coast of Australia.
The couple went through an agency to rent out their family home. They later found out their home had been leased out to drug addicts who destroyed their prized house
The couple had to cut their holiday short after they found out their home was raided by police.
‘My neighbour was whispering on the phone, it took a while to understand what was happening, but I had enough fear in me to know that maybe our time was over on our holiday,’ Mrs Honsa said.
The raid at their humble family home resulted in three arrests and the tenants were evicted.
Used syringes, blood stains and drugs were left sprawled across their home. It wasn’t until police raided their property they found out what was going on
The drug addicts were evicted from the house and the couple returned prematurely from their dream holiday
The house was left uninhabitable due to the toxic levels of drug residue in their home, it is going to take two months to clean the place entirely
The couple are now residing on their boat for another two months until the toxic drug residue is cleaned from their home.
A ‘draining’, ‘frustrating’ and ‘depressing’ process according to the owners.
‘I always felt relatively safe before, but now I don’t,’ Mrs Honsa said.
Century 21 real estate released in a statement ‘As many people will attest to, drug users are often not easily identified and in this instance, there was no manufacturing of drugs on the premises or anything out of the ordinary noticed during inspections’.
Concerned neighbours of the couple called to let them know their house had been raided by police