Man Charged $55,000 For Removal Of 17 Trucks Of Garbage

January 25, 2009

England (ChattahBox) – Kim and Aggie, the hosts of the popular UK show ‘How Clean Is Your House’, may have met their match. A Leeds man has been ordered to pay $55,000 after a court entered his home to find it packed with garbage in every room, and had to hire seventeen dumpsters to clear it away.

The 61-year-old man had been ignoring official’s requests to check the home, after a neighbor complained of a severe rat infestation that she believed was coming from his home.

It took nearly four years to get inside, and when they did, council members were shocked by the state of the house, which was so full of rotting garbage that you could barely move.

“You may say an Englishman’s home is his castle but when public health is at stake we have to take measures to protect people,” Steve Smith, the head City Council board member on the case told reporters.

The $55,000 fines include the cost of cleanup, garbage haul, and court fees from the four year long legal battle to enter the house, which the man refused to allow.


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