Ryan Condy has shared photographs he says show mould in the flat and rubbish on the outside steps
A man from Blackpool has hit out at the condition of his former flat after claiming the place left his belongings covered in mould and only fit for the bin.
Ryan Condy had lived in a one-bedroom flat in Woodfield Road, Blackpool, from April until October where he paid £325 a month to live there.
But Ryan has hit out at his landlord and the state of the apartment, claiming the flat’s steps were left covered in rubbish and claiming there was black mould within the flat.
Ryan rented the property through Blackpool estate agent, Topping Street-based Let My Homes.
In photographs shared with LancsLive, Ryan showed the steps of the Woodfield Road flat covered in waste as well as images of the alleged mouldy carpet.
The flat, which is part of the Midway Apartments complex, previously ran as a tourist accommodation according to reviews left by guests on TripAdvisor in 2019. It is now privately let.
In a public post shared to Facebook, Ryan wrote: “Do not give [Let My Homes] your money! Awful living conditions.”
He told LancsLive that the issues began ‘as soon’ as he moved in.
Ryan said: “The issues started as soon as I moved in. The ‘refurbishment’ was awful, the floors weren’t glued down properly, toilet was leaking and when I started to clean to move out, my stuff was covered in mould.”
Ryan shared an image showing outdoor steps covered in rubbish. He also showed pictures claiming to be of damage to the furniture of the furnished apartment, such as significant wear on the side of the sofa.
“The agency are appalling,” he said, “They are the most unsupportive people that I have ever come across in my life.”
Ryan had signed a fixed-term contract, meaning he was obliged to remain at the property for the specified period of April through to October.
Photographs Ryan says are from inside the property at Woodfield Road show that black mould had grown on the side of a cupboard.
He says this was as well as in the bottom left corner of a window and among the bathroom pipes.
On the exterior of the building, he photographed the deterioration of the external walls.
Ryan said that he would have “a million per cent” left the flat had he not been in a fixed-term contract.
When moving out of the property in October, Ryan said he had to throw away “£500 worth of suit jackets, towels, bedding and shoes” due to mould growth on his belongings.
Let My Homes declined to comment when contacted by LancsLive regarding Ryan’s allegations.