Rodent Issue

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  • Ring4Tee
    started a topic Rodent Issue

    Rodent Issue

    Hi, my tenant has reported an issue with the electrics and believes mice may have entered the property and chewed through a wire causing an issue with the cooker. I have arranged for an electrician to investigate. I lived at the property for 6 years before letting it and there hasn't been any issue with rodents whatsoever. I am not aware the tenant is doing anything specifically to encourage rodents. As a Landlord am I wholly responsible for intruders, albeit mice, entering my property?
    Regards

  • jpkeates
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    You are responsible for keeping the structure of the property intact to stop rodents getting in where they shouldn't.
    So holes in walls or loft space.

    The tenants are responsible for getting rid of the pests that they have let enter.
    So point them at the council (or yellow pages) for someone to remove the pests and, if they find out how they're getting in, they can get you to fix the problem if it's fixable.

    No property can be rodent proof, mice and rats can use doors and windows like people can.
    And once they're in, they don't have much need to go back out again.

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