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    #16
    Yes, I don't deny that they caught the mice - so long as they were sited in such as a position the mice couldn't evade going through them. But a bit tricky really - my problem wasn't resolved by using the contraptions unfortunately so I went to the expense of getting pest control in to do the job. The repellers are just an extra 'insurance policy' to ensure mice don't come back and like I say they have worked a treat!

    The sticky pads might catch mice whilst you've got them that's great but they are not really re-usable and ultimately will NOT prevent the investation occuring again! The repellers can be used continually and so prove to be far more economical in the long run!

    Like I say - that's just my opinion.

    Kind Regards

    J

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      #17
      Nobody appears to have said so but any vermin problem is normally that of the tenant, providing the landlord has taken reasonable precautions, i.e. not left any gaping holes in the fabric. Think about it! How can landlord have any control over pests"?
      The advice I give should not be construed as a definitive answer, and is without prejudice or liability. You are advised to consult a specialist solicitor or other person of equal legal standing.

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        #18
        Paulf - I know where you are coming from. However, I've been lucky enough not to have ever had a rental property suffer this problem. It was a property that my partner and I used to share... The property was totally surronded by greenbelt at the back and we had the problem reoccur several times over the course of a few years. Touch wood the repellers seemed to have worked since plugging them in!

        However, it the event of the problem occuring in a rental property would it not be difficult to prove that mice were not 'resident' prior to tenants taking residence?

        Kind Regards

        j

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          #19
          Originally posted by Paul_f View Post
          Nobody appears to have said so but any vermin problem is normally that of the tenant, providing the landlord has taken reasonable precautions, i.e. not left any gaping holes in the fabric. Think about it! How can landlord have any control over pests"?
          My former local authority is very clear about attributing the responsibility of all pest control to the landlord and encourages tenants to call them if the landlord is reluctant to deal with it.

          "Private tenants: Your landlord is responsible for removing pests from the property you rent from them. If you are having problems getting your landlord to do this then we may be able to help. "

          There is a charge to homeowners for their services

          Prices:

          Cockroaches £95
          Rats or Mice: £66
          Wasp nests: £50
          Bedbugs £85
          Fleas £85

          Therefore, it's worth a landlord checking their local authority website to see who they hold responsible for this type of problem.

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            #20
            The local authority blame everything on LL!!! If a tenant smashes a house up and then goes to the EHO they will get the LL to put it right and when you say "but the tenant did this" they tell you to claim it back from the tenant!

            This is like saying the tenant can do what they like to encourage pests and the LL will have to foot the bill getting shot of them.
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              #21
              Originally posted by justaboutsane View Post
              The local authority blame everything on LL!!! If a tenant smashes a house up and then goes to the EHO they will get the LL to put it right and when you say "but the tenant did this" they tell you to claim it back from the tenant!

              This is like saying the tenant can do what they like to encourage pests and the LL will have to foot the bill getting shot of them.
              Yes. Most local authorities regard landlords as pests (but perhaps the LA hasn't looked in the mirror recently).
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                #22
                We've heard countless stories of individuals working for councils, housing associations and housing-related charities who wrongly quote the law.

                All landlords should endeavour to learn/know their rights and their tenants' rights from independently sourced research. Don’t be bowled over by outside forces working to their own agendas.

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by Beeber View Post
                  My former local authority is very clear about attributing the responsibility of all pest control to the landlord and encourages tenants to call them if the landlord is reluctant to deal with it.

                  "Private tenants: Your landlord is responsible for removing pests from the property you rent from them. If you are having problems getting your landlord to do this then we may be able to help. "
                  I'm sorry but this is just wrong, and any half-decent solicitor would be able to challenge this assertion without too much difficulty. Landlords have absolutely no control over this matter other than to take "reasonable precautions" to make the premises as rodent proof as possible
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                    #24
                    I do understand that their strong assertion on the website doesn't necessarily mean that it's as legally sound as the local authority makes out.

                    It will take a strong hearted person to take on the indifference and bureaucracy of the local authority who insists that they will make a landlord comply with all requests from tenants concerning pests.

                    But I would ask where this fits with Housing Health & Safety Rating System and residential dwellings, particularly the HHSRS assessment and the specific hazard of "Domestic hygiene, pests and refuse" which clearly puts the responsibility on the owner or letting agent (not the tenants)?

                    http://www.communities.gov.uk/index.asp?id=1152825
                    http://www.communities.gov.uk/index.asp?id=1164487

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by Joannepowell View Post
                      Martin - mice can obviously be a recurrent problem (& an expensive one at that). Last time I had a mice issue I got a pest control company out and it cost £130 for four weekly visits to eradicate the problem!

                      Not wanting to have this cost again (potentially time & time again) I decided to invest in Mouse & Rat Plug in Ultrasonic Repellers. They can be expensive but I managed to get some reasonably cheap on e-bay (Pack of 4 for 16.60 inc delivery). If you just rely on a search on ebay you'll bring them up at £17 (incl delivery) but if you go into community and search for member called Salgadsby (then click on items for sale) you'll find them at the cheaper price. Also, if you have a number of properties you want protecting and so want more than one pack of 4 try asking for a discount on postage (worth a try)!

                      Mice havn't been spotted at the problem property since I plugged them in!

                      Kind Regards

                      J

                      PS. Not too clever at doing links so if this link works I'll be well chuffed..... here goes....

                      http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Mouse-Rat-Plug...QQcmdZViewItem

                      If it doesn't work members who are interested can probably copy and paste....
                      Hi,

                      I just wondered how your tenant found the plug in. My tenant has got two children under the age of 6 and she is particular about what my affect them. The plug in seem a very good idea.

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by lovely View Post
                        Hi,

                        I just wondered how your tenant found the plug in. My tenant has got two children under the age of 6 and she is particular about what my affect them. The plug in seem a very good idea.
                        Well, as this thread is now two years old, it seems unlikely we will ever know!

                        You could try sending the member a private message; she may respond.
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                          #27
                          Originally posted by DianeB View Post
                          How about revisiting the old chestnut of 'Can a Kitten fit through a letter box?' That would sort out any mice issues!!

                          Not necessarily. Cats and mice have recently joined forces against the dogs.


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                            #28
                            Originally posted by agent46 View Post
                            Not necessarily. Cats and mice have recently joined forces against the dogs.


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