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    The problem with that is that first, you don't...

    The problem with that is that first, you don't know which items of litter are dropped by whom. You would need to be certain that you were targeting the right people. Unless you set up CCTV and...
  2. The text in bold is from my post #7. It would...

    The text in bold is from my post #7. It would avoid confusion if the quote function were used when quoting someone else's comments. Thank you!
  3. Partly, perhaps.. It's rare for parents to view...

    Partly, perhaps.. It's rare for parents to view houses for their student offspring, although very common for Bank of Mum & Dad to pay the rent.

    There may well be a growing trend amongst middle...
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    My two penn'orth on speciifcs of OP's HMO...

    My two penn'orth on speciifcs of OP's HMO concerns :

    A fire escape from a second storey does not have to involve an external staircase. It can be a Velux window with access to a roof from whcih...
  5. It was standard 12 years ago when we got our...

    It was standard 12 years ago when we got our first student rental property - first year undergraduates living in shared houses expect an individual room each with a double bed, even if the size of...
  6. What on earth for? In principle, if adding a...

    What on earth for?

    In principle, if adding a new item mid tenancy keeps a good T happy and makes it more likely that they will stay longer, it makes perfect sense to do so. (Obviously, if it's an...
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    Thanks for posting the photos and good luck with...

    Thanks for posting the photos and good luck with recovering the debt.

    I think you have been very unfortunate with these tenants - most people do not live like this, although sadly some do.
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    Agree. It's a shadow.

    Agree. It's a shadow.
  9. Is there an option 2? If not, then do 3 but...

    Is there an option 2?

    If not, then do 3 but get T to sign and date as well, to acknowledge that he agrees that it has been provided and that it is as described.
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    For crying out loud. How much effort does it...

    For crying out loud. How much effort does it involve to make a phone call to a tradesman once every few months at most and ask them to call at the property to estimate for a repair, then to check the...
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    Yes. Equally oddly though, there is a sizeable...

    Yes. Equally oddly though, there is a sizeable cohort of younger people who will not countenance sharing a bathroom with anyone in uni halls of residence - 'That's gross, I'd rather pay £50 extra pw...
  12. Well, I for one hope you do not abandon the forum...

    Well, I for one hope you do not abandon the forum - I have always appreciated your thoughtful, knowledgeable contributions.

    FWIW I am inclined to agree with you about the unhelpful tenor of this...
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    How horrible. And so sad that there were children...

    How horrible. And so sad that there were children being brought up in that squalid environment.

    The only home I have ever seen in that state belonged to the family of a child in my class years...
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    That must depend on one's definition of 'posh'. ...

    That must depend on one's definition of 'posh'.

    I wouldn't say an absence of litter guarantee 'poshness' in any case - more respectability and a pride in one's environment? We are fortunate...
  15. I would not claim on my insurance, simply because...

    I would not claim on my insurance, simply because my premiums would be higher for years afterwards.

    That's what damages deposits are for. The T has admitted the damage (Do you have this in...
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    Take photos of the litter including the...

    Take photos of the litter including the background where it has been left. Create a flier showing the photos, with a heading : Do you want to live on a rubbish dump? Point out that you have been...
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    More things which get my goat (as opposed to...

    More things which get my goat (as opposed to mildy irritating me or making me apopleptic with rage, which is rare):



    The recent 'tax' deal the govt. has cobbled together with Google, hailing...
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    I thought you meant that the house is 50% in your...

    I thought you meant that the house is 50% in your parents' names and 50% in yours (and your wife's)?
  19. That might be the case, were the two occupants...

    That might be the case, were the two occupants both paying rent, but as I interpret OP's description of the set-up, the 'caretaker' occupant is a houseguest and neither a lodger nor a tenant.
  20. The more pertinent question would be, have you...

    The more pertinent question would be, have you breached the contract you agreed with them? Had it been a joint AST, then you certainly would. However, if they are all on individual ASTs for their own...
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    I think it will probably end up being a...

    I think it will probably end up being a combination of power tool and hammer & chisel, but the stone is pretty hard. It's not sandstone, but random limestone (mix of mainly slate and limestone)....
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    Oh, we have some very effective power tools for...

    Oh, we have some very effective power tools for that kind of thing. Plus, it's actually only a SW facing area of about 12 sq. m which has ever been a problem, so we'll start with that and see how we...
  23. If she is your lodger (as seems to be the case)...

    If she is your lodger (as seems to be the case) and you are the resident landlord (despite being away with work occasionally), why have you given her asn AST?

    She would not appear to be an AST...
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    Apologies to anyone - you included - who was...

    Apologies to anyone - you included - who was offended by it, although I somehow suspect that your skin is thicker than that. There's no need for all sorts of cretinous behaviour or language use on...
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    FFS. Please explain why you think drivers should...

    FFS. Please explain why you think drivers should expect cyclists to pull in to a gap between parked cars so they (the car driver) can overtake them. You seem to think cars should have priority on...
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