Lauren has said from the start it was a fair price for the room.
First of all - Lauren left a mountain of unwashed pots, pans, containers, plates with rotting food in it and on it - this took me 1 hour to wash - the permanent tenants were shocked and so was I - to get this level of bacteria it had been sat in laurens room for many days - containers with half eaten food and porridge and a lot of food was left in the fridge - meat uncovered which should have been thrown away - a pan of cooked brocolli was left on the stove rotting - in 10 years 30 rooms and 100s of tenants i have never seen this and i thought the tenants were exagerating when they said should they just throw all the pots pans and plates away!
Yes I was away in India for 5 weeks and messaged and (Hidden by Airbnb) several times to establish the time of Laurens arrival to the airport and how she was travelling to the house and yes my mum came in from out of town to meet her at the time she said. I was contacting a person in USA while i was in India - massive time difference. And we had a (Hidden by Airbnb) group Lauren myself and mum. My mum went over and above taking Lauren to the shops etc making up for me being away. And yes i expect visitors to come directly to the house first so we know they have arrived safely. Mum is 73. I could have cancelled the booking however i did not think that was necessary as i explained everything and let the guest know.
I repeat this is a shared house and the communal areas are looked after by the tenants.
The basement was was re painted in september - however whilst it has heating and is where the washing machine is freezer and any extra storage for tenants - this is a victorian terraced property and no one lives in the basement - it is not tanked. England is damp.
Heating in all houses is on in the morning when tenants get up to go to work and then again when they are coming home and for the evening - no heating is on all night or during the day when people are not there - this is not an hotel - and non one i know who pays for their own energy has heating on all night all day when they are not home.
Not sure why comments are put about the area - taxi drivers or others who do not live here are 20 years out of date - this is an innercity residential area close to the city center - very convenient but not affluent and has people from many nations here.
The bus stop on Chapeltown Road is 0.3 miles - 4 min walk from the house - it is 1.6 miles shortest route to Leeds city center - about 30 min walk.
It is 1.7 miles to walk to the university the shortest route from the house - about 30 min
I cannot understand the comment about buses and strike - this may have been for a day - there are 3 bus routes that go through the area and are very frequent.
Yes - please make sure you have the right plugs and understand impact on voltage if coming from the states.
And if Lauren did clean - that would have been her contribution to the household cleaning - Lauren stayed several weeks so joined the household and communal responsibility for keeping the place clean. She certainly upset the tenants in how she left the kitchen and fridge and others had to clean up after her.
This house is occupied by young professionals - 28 - 38 years old who work in civil engineering, social work and business - while Lauren was in the house Rachel 1 of the tenants was in scotland on holiday - when lauren said she had not ween her i messaged Rachel to check she was ok (Website hidden by Airbnb)
I go back to Lauren's first point - she paid a little more per month than the other long term tenants do for all inclusive rent / water, gas, electric, council tax, tv license, virgin wifi. And this is fair.
My property is described accurately and people should read this.