MEET Alan Beaumont - the tenant no landlord will welcome.
Today the Examiner exposes the problems caused by Huddersfield's worst lodger.
Alan Beaumont has left many landlords thousands of pounds out of pocket after refusing to pay his rent.
He pays an initial payment but then refuses to meet further instalments.
Landlords then have to seek legal action and Beaumont is able to live rent free until County Court bailiffs kick him out.
It took one frustrated and angry landlord nine months to shift him, and he ran up a bill of many thousands of pounds..
It is believed he has left arrears at his last four addresses, including some beautiful houses in Huddersfield.
He also owes almost £30,000 to scores of companies and has bailiffs from across the UK constantly chasing him.
Many have tried and failed to corner Beaumont - also known as John Copley - but the Examiner tracked him down and took him to task.
DON'T rent your house to the dodgy lodger!
That was the advice from the previous "victims" of Alan Beaumont, a man who has tricked his way through countless homes.
Alan Beaumont, 55, has been renting property in the Huddersfield area for years - and he has left at least four landlords thousands of pounds out of pocket.
He is currently living in Southfield Court, Highburton, but has been ordered by the courts to leave the house by the beginning of October.
Now his former landlords have spoken out about the man they have labelled "the nightmare tenant".
Beaumont - who uses a number of aliases including Allan Bennett and John Copley - also runs businesses claiming to specialise in conservatories and swimming pools.
But only last year the BBC consumer show Watchdog investigated him after a number of customers complained work had not been done.
Unlike the army of bailiffs chasing Beaumont, the Examiner managed to catch up with him.
He refused to comment about the unpaid rent and other bills totalling a whopping £27,000 and dodged back inside the house - the home of his elderly mother in Almondbury.
The mountain of unpaid bills were recovered by a previous landlord who finally managed to evict Beaumont from his property.
They include overdue bills from as long as a year ago for utilities, credit cards and even unpaid library fines - and these were just demands that dropped on the doormat of his last address after he had left.
Jeremy Fatz, 44, rented his 300-year-old cottage in North Road, Kirkburton, to Beaumont last year.
It took nine months to force him out and Mr Fatz has been left more than £6,000 out of pocket.
"I moved from the house in Kirkburton to Devon and decided to lease it out," he said.
"Alan Beaumont rented it under the name of John Copley and paid the first rent bill and deposit without any problem.
"But I have never got another penny out of him.
"He moved in around August 2004 and I had to go through the courts to get him out. He finally left in May.
"The house was an absolute disgrace when I went up after he had left.
"Lots of things were broken including a family heirloom.
"He had been keeping a dog in the property, which went against the agreement, and he was not supposed to smoke in the house which he clearly had been doing.
"It would seem that he does not care about anyone but himself.
"I implore anyone who is renting a house not to lease to this man."
Claire Marsden, from Fenay Bridge, is still waiting for Beaumont to leave her house in Southfield Court.
She has lost more than £2,000 and fears it could end up being much more.
"The court has said he has to leave by the beginning of October and if he does not court bailiffs will remove him using force if needed.
"But I have also been told the waiting list for the bailiffs is three months.
"I don't want him in there for that length of time.
"I am dreading going in to see what the house is like."
The Examiner has passed on all information to West Yorkshire Police and to Kirklees Council.
* Have you had dealings with Beaumont? Contact Richard Porritt on 01484 437768.