A glamorous YouTube star with hundreds of thousands of followers left her rented home covered in make-up smears and dog mess, according to her former landlords who claim she owes them thousands of pounds in unpaid rent.
Paul and Paula Hopwood rented the property in Prestwich, just outside of Manchester, to beauty vlogger Kayla Jenkins – known as Okaylaaa – and say she and her flatmate racked up rent arrears amounting to almost £10,000, forcing the couple of go to court seeking an eviction order.
They were seen on the Channel 5 show Bad Tenants Rogue Landlords entering the property after it had been vacated by the 24-year-old, to find 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.
Kayla’s management explained that the while there are £9,500 in rent payments outstanding, because there were two tenants she only owed £4,750 – £1,950 of which they say she has paid – with the other half owed by Casey.
The couple, who now live in 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,’
They returned to find the property, which they said they had spent ten years making a home, vacated and in a state of disarray.
An upset Paula said:
‘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.
As the couple assessed the damage they found a plastic container of dog faeces in the downstairs basement which was used as a gym, as well as what they said were animal urine stained curtains.
It appeared that every room had been damaged in some way.
Kayla’s management told FEMAIL in a statement that 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.
They added that the YouTuber, who has over 600,000 YouTube 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.