The following is a response from the landlord: Unfortunately, this previous tenant didn't understand our conversation about renting the room. I explained that it was necessary for them to keep the apartment clean, as I have another female roommate that's been renting the other room for almost 2 years. It's not fair that she has to clean up after someone else. Also, they brought food in the bedroom, which can become a mice problem. I wish them luck in their future search.