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    Mouse and notice served earlier

    Hi all.

    I am a landlord of a top floor flat. My tenant said that he found an eaten protein bar, eaten by a mouse. I am going to the property to seal the area where the mouse that he said came from (he said it climbed up the drain pipe in the end of the kitchen).

    He is now breaking his contract earlier by a month - his 6 months are due mid May but he gave me notice today.

    Do I accept the notice, or say that he needs to give me notice in mid May as per the Tenancy agreement?

    Thank you

    #2
    Sorry. Do you mean his 6 months end mid May? If so then he is being polite and giving you a months notice that he won't be staying past the end of his tenancy,isn't he?

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      #3
      Hello,
      He is not being polite, he is trying to get out the contract earlier by giving me notice now and not in mid May. He should give me the 2 months notice in mid May.
      Does that make sense?

      Thank you

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        #4
        The T can leave at end of fixed term (May?) with no Notice. He cannot give NTQ before this. You are entitled to min 1 Month Notice (to expire at end of a rental period after end of fixed Term).

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          #5
          The tenancy agreement states that in mid May he can give me 2 months notice and leave. That will mean that he can leave mid July.
          He emailed me today saying that the wants to start the 2 month notice today therefore leaving on 18/06.
          Does that make sense?

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            #6
            Is that a break clause, or does the tenancy agreement end in May?

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              #7
              OP, Please complete & past https://forums.landlordzone.co.uk/fo...ll-new-posters to avoid confusion.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Ted.E.Bear View Post
                Is that a break clause, or does the tenancy agreement end in May?
                It is a break clause. So in mid May he can give me 2 months notice to leave the property.

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                  #9
                  You didn't mention a break clause in your first post - it might be easier if you answer the questions from here, to make sure people have all of the relevant information....

                  https://forums.landlordzone.co.uk/fo...ll-new-posters

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                    #10
                    Hi all,
                    My tenant told me he found a half eaten protein bar and he thinks it was a mouse.
                    What's the best way to deal with that - apart from pest control?
                    I did a quick search myself and found that I can put expandable foam and wire mesh in any entry points and also poison in any potential affected areas.

                    Anyone having any tips on how to deal with such an issue?

                    Thanks very much.

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                    • mariner
                      marinerVerified Poster commented
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                      Please DO NOT start a new thread for a previous one, relating to one you started earlier

                    #11
                    Hi all,
                    My tenant told me he found a half eaten protein bar and he thinks it was a mouse.
                    What's the best way to deal with that - apart from pest control?
                    I did a quick search myself and found that I can put expandable foam and wire mesh in any entry points and also poison in any potential affected areas.

                    Anyone having any tips on how to deal with such an issue?

                    Thanks very much.

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                    • leaseholder64
                      leaseholder64 commented
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                      Yes. Stick to your first thread on the subject.

                    • kesm
                      kesm commented
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                      Hi all.
                      My tenant told me yesterday he found a half eaten protein bar and he said he thinks it's a mouse. I told him that I will go into the property to check it this week and sort it.
                      He is now threatening me to give my details to the council's pest control department!
                      How do I deal with that??
                      I already said to him that I am in touch with the freeholders and a pest control company and that it will be sorted this week (he only told me yesterday..!)
                      I am obviously worried with the threats. Please advise.

                    #12
                    Do not start any new threads in relation to this issue.
                    I also post as Mars_Mug when not moderating

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                      #13
                      The tenant is now threatening me to give my details to the council's pest control department!
                      How do I deal with that??
                      I already said to him that I am in touch with the freeholders and that it will be sorted this week (he only told me on Tuesday..!)
                      I am obviously worried with the threats.
                      Do I have to sort out the mouse or is that his responsibility?
                      The flats below do not have any mice so it;s odd that the top floor one has a mouse.
                      Legally do I need to get a pest control company or can my husband sort it appropriately?

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                        #14
                        The first rule of pest control is to not provide any food. From that point of view, the tenants are at fault for leaving the protein bar where the mouse could access it.

                        I think the legal position is that you are responsible for any building defects that allow the mouse access, but, otherwise, it the tenant's responsibility.

                        You can set traps, but if using poisons, it may be better to get in professionals. They may have access t more options, and they will be familiar with safety rules. However, apart from possible restrictions on some poisons, I don't think you need special qualifications.

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                          #15
                          Originally posted by mariner View Post
                          OP, Please complete & past https://forums.landlordzone.co.uk/fo...ll-new-posters to avoid confusion.
                          Kesm, please reply: Without answers hard to advise
                          I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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