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What shit have you been left when moving into a new house

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Mooey89 Fri 19-May-17 20:28:25

Today we moved into our new house. The previous owners had left milk in the fridge that went off in October, and a deep fat fryer with the fat still in it. The house was sold vacant and had been for at least 4 months.

I have bleached the kitchen to within an inch of its life.

What gems have you been gifted by thoughtful past owners?!

Waggamamma Fri 19-May-17 20:31:57

We viewed a house and the current owner said, 'we'll just leave that as it's too big too move' referring to a 5ft x 5ft fish tank compete with fish! We didn't buy the house, felt bad for the poor sod who is left with that though.

Babyblues14 Fri 19-May-17 20:34:18

We still have a huge gym set in our garage fron previous owner too big for us to move ourselves and too busy to get someone to come and get it grin
Also we were left kitchen cupboards thick with grease top to bottom. Good thing I like cleaning

Foxyloxy1plus1 Fri 19-May-17 20:35:20

A dish of mandarin oranges in the fridge, a grill pan thick with grease and several dozen empty gin and whisky bottles under the floorboards- discovered when we did some building work. Oh and bare dangling live wires in the hall.

The oranges and the grill pan were ejected smartly, the wires were made safe and the bottles went during the remodel.

JohnLapsleyParlabane Fri 19-May-17 20:35:52

Well there was the overflowing skip on the drive. The 'few bits to get you started' which was actually 3 fucking cupboards full of dirty crockery and pans. The loft full of business documents and their kids old toys.
But my favourite was the winter coats and jumpers left in the master bedroom wardrobe that she emailed me to ask for 18 months after completion

OhTheRoses Fri 19-May-17 20:36:17

The biggest skid I've ever seen. They did leave champagne in the sink though.

mrssmith79 Fri 19-May-17 20:37:28

Seventeen empty calor gas bottles and the mankiest, smelliest sofa known to man. Also all carpets (even though we were promised they'd be lifted). They were at least 70% cat hair confused

Ginmakesitallok Fri 19-May-17 20:37:32

All in the loft - a bed, lamp shades, operation (the board game), scalextric (sp?), and some boxes which we never opened.

Millie2013 Fri 19-May-17 20:37:40

Friend was left a pony, previous owners claimed to know nothing about it confused
She kept him and he had a lovely retirement with her (and equine friends)

FlipflopsOrWellieboots Fri 19-May-17 20:39:04

A double mattress, casually tossed over the fence (but still on our property!)

katiegg Fri 19-May-17 20:43:21

a cat.

they tried to take him with them but he kept reappearing at our back door. we returned him goodness only knows how many times and then gave up and let him in one day when it was particularly wet.... he hasn't left since!

HeyMicky Fri 19-May-17 20:43:33

A garage floor covered in broken glass mixed with plastic balls from a ball pool

The cardboard boxes from seemly every appliance they had ever bought

A tacky light up christmas reindeer

kathryn77 Fri 19-May-17 20:44:08

We had mouldy milk and veg in fridge, loads of junk/rubbish outside, used condons in garden, liquid latex in in built wardrobes and what I can only assume was home made porn videos in wardrobes too!

spiderlight Fri 19-May-17 20:45:51

A garden full of dog shit, some of it so old that it had fungus growing on it. A full set of the Seven Dwarves climbing up some trellis on the side of the shed. A large bright pink statue of two pigs having sex. The most terrifyingly sinister-looking plastic squirrel nailed to the gatepost. All left by the same people.

lucysmam Fri 19-May-17 20:46:23

Rat traps in the kitchen.

Abzs Fri 19-May-17 20:47:07

Shit, you say? Yep. Mouse shit. Piles of it in every cupboard. That should have been a clue to the state of the wiring.

We have a cat. No more mouse shit. The crappy diy mouse nibbled wiring is an ongoing expensive headache.

PickleSarnie Fri 19-May-17 20:47:15

Plastic stripper shoes in a size 10, gimp mask and a crotchless Santa Claus outfit.

willothewisp17 Fri 19-May-17 20:48:14

a large dog cage, a christmas tree, lots of baby bottles and a steriliser, old wrapping paper and a ton of old betting slips!

Chottie Fri 19-May-17 20:48:52

No toilet roll
No electric light bulbs

Skanky toilets............. sad

Asmoto Fri 19-May-17 20:49:19

First house I bought - about 20 pint glasses, which I didn't mind at all grin. In the same house, a grill pan with ancient mouldy cheese on it, which was much less useful.

Different house - a rather quirky sixties style wall-mirror which I liked.

Present house - a nifty knife-sharpening gadget.

Artisanjam Fri 19-May-17 20:50:16

A full skip (not paid for!) a piano, a sofa a fridge freezer, 2 children's beds and a shed full to the brim with coal (clean air area...)! The seller called a month after completion and wanted it all back!

stuckinthehouse Fri 19-May-17 20:50:32

A bin in the downstairs loo that hadn't been emptied in goodness knows how long.

A dog's bed in dc's wardrobe.

Oh and an enormous working gas bbq with a full canister of gas shock

Asmoto Fri 19-May-17 20:51:17

^ oh, yes - and in the house with the mirror, a set of purple plastic dumb-bells in a stand, which I gave to my sister.

53rdWay Fri 19-May-17 20:51:37

My parents found a dolls' house in the loft, built to look like a tiny version of the house itself. Looking back that's sort of creepy but it was a great dolls' house for me growing up grin

Robinkitty Fri 19-May-17 20:52:36

Double bed and mattress, cupboard full of coats, bin bags filled with fridge, freezer and cupboard food left in the garage to rot, paperwork, empty suitcases, 2 large chest of drawers, garden littered with broken glass, filth, dirt and vandalism.
Not nice.

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