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    #16
    Originally posted by MdeB View Post

    Noise cancelling ear buds?
    Yeah, I'm sleeping with those, still the bass comes through...
    And when they smoke weed so hard that the smell comes down from upstairs into my room and fills it up, it's even harder.

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      #17
      This is an HMO. Is it a licensable one, as I cannot see that allowing residents to smoke cannabis would ever be acceptable? For one thing, there must be a fire risk, as one is dealing with fire whilst intoxicated. Most landlords don't even allow tobacco smoking, because the smoke contaminates the furnishings.

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        #18
        I don't know if it is a licensable one. It is a 3-storey flat (ground floor + 2 more), and 5 tenants live in here.
        If it stays this way I have to talk to the landlord, but I don't want to be an a*hole and tell him about the weed and smoking inside. It's 4 against me, so I won't get out of the situation very good. I feel hopeless...

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          #19
          It was subject to mandatory licensing up to October 2018. Whether its still is depends on whether it was purpose built as a flat, and how many flats in the building. Once you have escaped, please tell the council's private rented sector team about it.

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            #20
            Originally posted by leaseholder64 View Post
            please tell the council's private rented sector team about it.
            And/or use this as a bargaining chip to get the landlord to release you early from the tenancy.

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