Beauty YouTube star Kayla Jenkins – known as Okaylaaa, has been disgraced by her landlords Paul and Paula Hopwood who rented their property in Prestwich, just outside of Manchester to her.
The YouTube star and her flatmate reportedly racked up rent arrears amounting to almost £10,000, forcing the couple to go to court seeking an eviction order. The landlords who were seen on Channel 5 show ‘Bad Tenants Rogue Landlords’ entering the property after it had been vacated by the 24-year-old, found dog faeces left in a Tupperware container, what appeared to be animal urine staining the curtains, bin bags piled up in the garden, and make-up smeared on furniture.
To just walk in and see that it had been completely wrecked was absolutely soul-destroying,’ Paula said, voicing her fears over ‘thousands of pounds worth’ of potential damage.
The YouTube celebrity had moved into their old home along with her friend Casey Petchy and – despite the rental agreement stating that no animals were allowed – numerous pets. However Kayla’s management explained that while there is £9,500 in rent payments outstanding because there were two tenants, Kayla only owed £4,750 – £1,950 of which they say she has paid – with the other half owed by Casey.
The landlords who live on a different property, said they had been at the end of their tether due to the persistent failure to pay rent, so went to court and were awarded an eviction order.
‘She is in there, she’s making money in our house, using it as a film set for her videos and not paying her rent and there’s nothing we can do’ Paula fumed.
‘I’d discussed all this with her, we’d said you need to love and respect it like we do and she’d said “yeah of course we will”.
‘To just walk in and see that it had been completely wrecked was absolutely soul-destroying.’
‘Ugh the smell, it actually makes me feel like I’m going to be sick,’ she added.
A plastic container of dog faeces was found in the downstairs basement which was used as a gym, as well as animal urine stained curtains, as the couple assessed the property in which every room had been damaged in some way.
However Kayla’s management, said the couple made false claims and ‘staged the dog mess in the container to make her look bad on TV’, and that Kayla’s mother had cleaned the house when she vacated the property.
DailyMail reported that the YouTube star who has over 600,000 subscribers and over 100,000 Instagram followers suffers from anxiety and depression, and that ‘while renting Mr Hopwood’s property, her income dried up during a severe state of depression whereby she couldn’t work’ – a fact they say she communicated to her landlords.