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    L getting a bit nasty after enviromental health gets involved.

    After a previous post which is now solved:
    L's Bank demands that he evict me and sell property

    I have a new problem
    My Landlord failed to rectify a drainage problem in a communal drain that has led to my garden being covered in somebodyelses s*it.
    The Landlord was notified of this in january and said "they didnt have the money for repairs" even though they get £900 a month from me.
    That followed with various promises of getting somebody to look at it tomorrow,but tomorrow never came.
    So at the end of march I contacted the environmental health and they sent the LL a letter to which they never replied.
    The environmental health paid me a visit last tuesday and issued my landlord with a notice that forced them to get it sorted.
    I came home today to be told by my neighbour that a plumber (not even a drainage specialist) had been trying to gain access to my house.
    I contacted my LL once again to let them know I still live here and that they should give me warning when accessing my home.
    They replied by stating that I never gave them warning about calling the environmental health.

    So now for my question:
    If the LL fixes the drains,there is still the case of poo covering my garden.
    Im presuming this will need a chemical clean of some sort.
    Who is responsible for the cleanup?

    I dont believe I can clean up poo that does not belong to me or my kids!

    thanks for reading!!

    #2
    Originally posted by Sm1 View Post
    After a previous post which is now solved:
    L's Bank demands that he evict me and sell property

    I have a new problem
    My Landlord failed to rectify a drainage problem in a communal drain that has led to my garden being covered in somebodyelses s*it.
    The Landlord was notified of this in january and said "they didnt have the money for repairs" even though they get £900 a month from me.
    That followed with various promises of getting somebody to look at it tomorrow,but tomorrow never came.
    So at the end of march I contacted the environmental health and they sent the LL a letter to which they never replied.
    The environmental health paid me a visit last tuesday and issued my landlord with a notice that forced them to get it sorted.
    I came home today to be told by my neighbour that a plumber (not even a drainage specialist) had been trying to gain access to my house.
    I contacted my LL once again to let them know I still live here and that they should give me warning when accessing my home.
    They replied by stating that I never gave them warning about calling the environmental health.

    So now for my question:
    If the LL fixes the drains,there is still the case of poo covering my garden.
    Im presuming this will need a chemical clean of some sort.
    Who is responsible for the cleanup?

    I dont believe I can clean up poo that does not belong to me or my kids!

    thanks for reading!!
    Unless it can be proved beyond that you did something to cause the drains to malfunction/block/break, then no, you are not responsible for any of the clean-up costs. If your LL tries to deduct it from your deposit, raise a dispute with the protection service or sue him for your deposit back.

    The nonsense about access is just that - nonsense. He should give you adequate warning. What does you tenancy agreement say on the isssue? You, on the other hand, had presumably asked him to sort the drains and were under no legal obligation to tell him you were involving the EHO.
    'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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      #3
      thats right
      I originally told the LL about the problem in october 2009 and but I thought it was my fault so I paid for the drain to be unblocked.
      The problem came back worse in januray 2010 and the drainage specialist I hired said it wasnt due to my drain but that it was the communal drain in the garden.
      I notified my landlord by text and spoke face to face in january,which got me nowhere so I then contacted enviro health in march/april

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        #4
        Originally posted by Sm1 View Post
        After a previous post which is now solved:
        L's Bank demands that he evict me and sell property

        I have a new problem
        My Landlord failed to rectify a drainage problem in a communal drain that has led to my garden being covered in somebodyelses s*it.
        The Landlord was notified of this in january and said "they didnt have the money for repairs" even though they get £900 a month from me.
        If the bank are demanding he evicts you, and sells the property, it suggests that he does not have enough money.
        Whether you pay £500, £900 or £1500 is immaterial to his obligations.

        Originally posted by Sm1 View Post

        I came home today to be told by my neighbour that a plumber (not even a drainage specialist) had been trying to gain access to my house.
        I contacted my LL once again to let them know I still live here and that they should give me warning when accessing my home.
        They replied by stating that I never gave them warning about calling the environmental health.
        How was the plumber trying to "Gain accesss" to your house?
        The landlord does not need to employ a drainaage specialist.

        You are not required to give notice to let them know you are contacting the EHO, but it would have been better if you did so in writing before doing so.

        Originally posted by Sm1 View Post

        So now for my question:
        If the LL fixes the drains,there is still the case of poo covering my garden.
        Im presuming this will need a chemical clean of some sort.
        Who is responsible for the cleanup?

        I dont believe I can clean up poo that does not belong to me or my kids!

        thanks for reading!!
        I would think that your landlord would need to take care of the clean up, and then chase the other people responsible for the blockage.
        Since you are in contact with the EHO, why not ask them.
        Allow tenants to protect their own deposits. I want free money when they do it wrong

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