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  1. #11
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    Have you actually asked the landlord? If one of my tenants told me the bin I was providing wasn't big enough I would buy another (or reimburse them for doing so.) No harm asking.

    If the landlord has already refused though, and the council don't provide them, then I'm afraid it's down to you. But we're not exactly talking a lot of money! Based on your hourly rate I bet you may have spent more time on this forum than the cost of a bin!

    Grrr
    IANAL (I am not a lawyer). Anything I say here is just an opinion, so should not be relied upon! Always check your facts with a professional who really knows their onions.

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    I'm confused too because our council inform us that they own the bins but we're allowed to put our house numbers on them because if/when moving you have to leave them there. They belong to the property.
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    I'm also a living, breathing, fully cooked female.

  3. #13
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    You say there are no wheelie bins around ( 2 and 4 wheels )

    so yours must be the old ones with circular separate lid.
    Then looks like the council have not supplied wheelie bins for your
    area yet.

    If there are 2 flats, there should be 2 bins, and landlords of each
    flat should have provided a bin for each flat !
    Determine to which flat the ONE bin is allocated to, then inform
    miscreant landlord that there is a health hazard by not providing a
    bin for each flat.

    Or go round to offending landlords house, and borrow his, and see
    how he likes it, not having a bin.

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    We have a spare black (smaller size) landfill wheelie bin in the close.

    Neighbour from hell abandoned it when she did her moonlight flit (she brought it with her from her previous borough council as it was prior to us getting wheelie bins).

    I've decided I am never moving again. I doubt my stomach could take cleaning out the food waste bin and pride dictates it would be left spotless <yuck>.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ram View Post
    If there are 2 flats, there should be 2 bins, and landlords of each
    flat should have provided a bin for each flat !
    Under what statute must OP's LL provide the bin?

    What about the freeholder of the block of flats? As they're the landlord of the leaseholders, would you argue that the freeholder should provide leaseholders with bins?

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    So will each subsequent set of Ts need to buy a wheelie bin ? If present Ts buy one then it's their property.

    IMO it should be council. OP ring them up and say that previous occupants have made off with it and offer to pick it up.

    Many moons ago whilst owning a leasehold flat we had to pay for new bins through the service charge one year (we had two big commerial type ones).
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    http://tinyurl.com/cjeqlo6

    1x large black plastic dustbin, £13.99, free p&p.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westminster View Post
    http://tinyurl.com/cjeqlo6

    1x large black plastic dustbin, £13.99, free p&p.
    Thing is, if OPs council do wheelie bins then it's likely that they will not accept waste in any other bin (ours won't).
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  9. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by westminster View Post
    Under what statute must OP's LL provide the bin?

    What about the freeholder of the block of flats? As they're the landlord of the leaseholders, would you argue that the freeholder should provide leaseholders with bins?
    ????

    Every leaseholder should have a bin, either supplied by the council,
    or paid for by the leaseholder.

    I am a lease holder, and I have a bin,
    The other flats each have a bin.
    Number of bins = number of flats ( or larger 4 wheeler )

    If you rent out your flat, you include a bin -- simples.

  10. #20
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    Poor bl***y LLs, we'll be buying nappies next!!
    Council resp for domestic waste collection, paid for by C Tax payer (normally T). Block of flats may have commercial-sized bins.
    What do other households in area put out on bin day? black bags or wheelies?
    Most Councils use assorted colour coded wheelies and supply first of each type foc & charge for lost/stolen/destroyed replacements.
    What town does OP live in?
    As someone said, wheelies remain the property of the Council, not the LL so have no place on LLs inventory IMO.

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