Cannibal Lodger Eats His Landlord

by Property118.com News Team

15:20 PM, 14th January 2014
About 7 years ago

Cannibal Lodger Eats His Landlord

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Cannibal Lodger Eats His Landlord

The big story in the Irish Newspapers this week is of a lodger who stabbed his landlord and then went on to devour his heart and lungs!

In a story reminisce of Dr Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter of The Silence of the Lambs, 34 year old Sicillian ex-pat Saverio Bellante is alleged to have murdered then eaten the internal organs of his landlord victim after finding him cheating in a game of chess.

Apparently the crime scene was so shocking that the two officers who found the body have had to be sent for trauma counselling. Cannibal Lodger Eats His Landlord

A Police spokesperson said the crime was”‘one of the most horrific acts of violence committed against an innocent person in Irish history.”

More details of this horrific story in the Belfast Telegraph

 


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Gary Nock

15:35 PM, 14th January 2014
About 7 years ago

The lesson is when referencing tenants make sure tbey are vegetarians who do not play chess.

Robert Smillie

15:35 PM, 14th January 2014
About 7 years ago

Probably the best reason yet to use a good quality managing agent, they taste the best!

Anon

16:28 PM, 14th January 2014
About 7 years ago

Or if your tenant invites you over for dinner and produces a bottle of Chianti run like hell, when he offered to have you for dinner he might just have meant literally!

Mandy Thomson

16:44 PM, 14th January 2014
About 7 years ago

The landlord was a live in landlord, and the murderer his lodger...

While this is a very extreme case, I only hope that this brings home to live in landlords the message I've being trying to get across on http://www.lodgersite.com/Can_I_Trust_Them.html and Paul Routledge has on LRS http://www.landlordreferencing.co.uk/discuss/community-forum/lodger-insurance/ that live in landlords need to reference and conduct due diligence on prospective lodgers even more than live out landlords must against prospective tenants.

Mark Alexander

18:24 PM, 14th January 2014
About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Mandy Thomson" at "14/01/2014 - 16:44":

You have made some very good point in your own blog Mandy, I think it's a very well worthwhile read for all live in landlords.

Our Property Research Tool would look great on your website by the way, all you need to do is copy and paste the embed code and away you go 🙂

Please see >>> http://www.property118.com/property-research-tool/44395/
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Gary Nock

19:03 PM, 14th January 2014
About 7 years ago

Don't know much about this live in landlord lark. But if I was I would certainly want to know who I was inviting into my home. So even for room lets it would be comprehensive referencing including employer and previous landlord checks. Plus quite possibly if its allowed and particularly if the live in landlord has young children, a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.

Mark Alexander

19:08 PM, 14th January 2014
About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Gary Nock" at "14/01/2014 - 19:03":

If this lodger had murdered and eaten another lodger and the landlord hadn't done any referencing I wonder if he could be held liable?

Scary thought for HMO landlords that one isn't it?
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Mandy Thomson

20:05 PM, 14th January 2014
About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Mark Alexander" at "14/01/2014 - 18:24":

Thanks, Mark.

I've embedded the tool on several pages on my site where ready access to local resource could be relevant.

Mandy Thomson

20:16 PM, 14th January 2014
About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Gary Nock" at "14/01/2014 - 19:03":

@Gary,

When I was doing research for my site, if I had £5 for every comment on advice forums along the lines of "I've got a problem lodger but I admit I didn't do a reference or set up an agreement..." One was even from a single mum who was desperate to raise some extra money and took in a man (a complete stranger) who defaulted on nearly all his rental payments and later turned out to be bankrupt in several countries... Or they go to the other extreme, and refuse to even think about a lodger, no matter how much they could use the extra income, because of stranger danger.

Mark Alexander

21:21 PM, 14th January 2014
About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Mandy Thomson" at "14/01/2014 - 20:05":

Excellent, I'm sure you will find the feedback from your readers useful too.

Have you consider writing a blog about the Property Research Tool? If you do, please post a link and I will Tweet and Facebook share it for you, that should get you a few more readers 🙂

Also see my article linked below
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