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Duty of care

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Hi

Had a call from one of my tenants, says she has seen vermin coming out of property next door. Which is unoccupied.

I have informed the council.

will that cover me under the duty of care as a landlord?

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As long as the vermin cant get into your property via holes and cracks that shouldn't be there you are complying with your landlord obligations.

But you could have a tenant who might want to move out because of it so it may be in your best interest to inform the council and owner etc to help resolve. 

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For those that haven't seen a rat recently........here is one i shot earlier next to my size 7 for scale.

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Nothing beats a picture RL...............:D

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Hardly shoes old chap......just some old trainers (with the obligatory hole in them) used when wandering around the estate with one of the gamekeepers.

What shoes do you wear when you're out hunting rats ?

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11 hours ago, Richlist said:

 

What shoes do you wear when you're out hunting rats ?

Big strong leather size 10's to avoid being bitten.

 

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Topic hijack about to take place................

I had a family friend who owned a farm and he had an 18 month old Collie dog cross. The dog (Jack) cornered a rat in a corner of the grain barn and the rat went for Jack biting him deeply on Jack's left front leg.   Jack killed the rat with a hard bite.

The front leg bite wound turned septic  (sepsis) and Jack had to have his front leg amputated. It didn't take him long to recover and he lived to a ripe old age of 16 despite only having 3 legs which made absolutely no difference to Jack whatsoever.

He always use to run as fast as if he still had 4 legs and his missing leg made no difference as far as Jack was concerned.

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