His tenants leave him an extremely unsanitary house

A Longueuil owner was stunned when she found her house “dirtier than a dump” this week and now intends to sue the couple who caused the state of extreme unhygienic conditions.

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“Our beautiful house has become a disaster. It’s a disaster. Everything has been torn out and excrement is everywhere. These people are sick,” Sabrina Badene says, looking at the dozens of garbage bags around her.


GEN-Sabrina Badene, owner and victim of unsanitary tenants in Longueuil.

Photo agency QMI, Mario Beauregard

She admits she didn’t recognize her charming home on rue Rouville in Longueuil on Friday when she saw the deplorable condition of the house after its tenants fled.


GEN-Sabrina Badene, owner and victim of unsanitary tenants in Longueuil.

Photo agency QMI, Mario Beauregard


GEN-Sabrina Badene, owner and victim of unsanitary tenants in Longueuil.

Photo agency QMI, Mario Beauregard

The floors were covered in feces from the couple’s pets, who lived with a dog, a cat, two ferrets and a squirrel. Sockets, floor parts and decorative moldings were torn off.


GEN-Sabrina Badene, owner and victim of unsanitary tenants in Longueuil.

Photo agency QMI, Mario Beauregard

The cut threads


GEN-Sabrina Badene, owner and victim of unsanitary tenants in Longueuil.

Photo agency QMI, Mario Beauregard


GEN-Sabrina Badene, owner and victim of unsanitary tenants in Longueuil.

Photo agency QMI, Mario Beauregard

“They even put chewing gum all over the place so we could stick our hands in it when we move the furniture. They cut the wires to the oven and dehumidifier so we couldn’t use them anymore,” says the owner in disgust.


On the left the condition of the house before the tenants moved in.  On the right, the condition the owner found her home in after her tenants fled last week.

On the left the condition of the house before the tenants moved in. On the right, the condition the owner found her home in after her tenants fled last week.

the protocol noticed on site that there was a strong smell of feces, urine and rotting food. When we visited, Sabrina Badene had already taken out dozens of bags of rubbish from the former tenants. The latter also filled the shed with rubbish, which was now overflown by a cloud of flies in the backyard. Two syringes were found in the lawn not far away.


GEN-Sabrina Badene, owner and victim of unsanitary tenants in Longueuil.

Photo agency QMI, Mario Beauregard


GEN-Sabrina Badene, owner and victim of unsanitary tenants in Longueuil.

Photo agency QMI, Mario Beauregard

“We smashed a wall inside to get in because they never gave us the keys,” lamented the woman, who now estimates the damage at tens of thousands of dollars and won’t be able to rent her home for several months. .


On the left the condition of the house before the tenants moved in.  On the right, the condition the owner found her home in after her tenants fled last week.

On the left the condition of the house before the tenants moved in. On the right, the condition the owner found her home in after her tenants fled last week.

no mercy


On the left the condition of the house before the tenants moved in.  On the right, the condition the owner found her home in after her tenants fled last week.

On the left the condition of the house before the tenants moved in. On the right, the condition the owner found her home in after her tenants fled last week.

Mme Badene assures that she will sue the couple in the Administrative Court for Housing to claim damages. Its purpose is also to warn the owners about his former tenants, Cynthia Lagacé and Jean-François Haché.


GEN-Sabrina Badene, owner and victim of unsanitary tenants in Longueuil.

Cynthia Lagace / Jean-François Haché

Contacted about this, Msme Lagace says he has no regrets. She, her husband and their two daughters decided to leave Quebec this week to settle into a new property in Edmonton, Alberta. “When I returned to the shelter, there was already a very advanced unhealth problem. So, I don’t feel bad at all,” stressed the mother of the family.

But the owner insists and signs. “She moved to a clean, not unsanitary place to stay. [il y a un an]. They’re the ones who caused all this vandalism,” she adds.

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