My mom inheirited a house when her mom passed away several years ago. Since that time she's rented it to a few different people. The renter in there now has been there 11 years. All bills paid on time and no real issues. She lives 700 miles away.
Last year she got a phone call from the neighbors who told her that another couple had moved in with her renter and had begun to junk up the place. Mom sent them a nastygram and told them to keep it clean and that the other couple had to move out. I offered to go inspect the place since I'm an hour away. She said not to worry about it because everything was paid up.
Fast forward to late fall this year - mom had an appraiser go by to look at the house because she was doing some estate planning. He reported back some with very bad news. The other couple was still there and he could not complete the appraisal because the house was so cluttered. Mom fired off another letter to the tenant (late Oct / early Nov) and told them she would be by to inspect the property when she came up to visit us this Christmas.
She & I went there on Friday after Christmas. The other couple was still there (and been there for a few years) and the place was a disaster. I surprised we haven't seen them on the show Hoaders. There was a single path through the house. In the bedroom you couldd only see about a foot of the floor and the tenant said she climbed over stuff to get in and out of bed. The front yard had 3 mowers and a refrigerator on it. I'm really surprised the city had not gotten involved yet.
I'm going back in mid-january to inspect again. The other couple has to be gone and the place has to be cleaned up from all the debris. If that is not the case, eviction begins. I have a feeling this isn't going to fun to deal with.