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    Deliberate damage to property

    I own a property that is rented out, a shop below and a flat above, the tenant in the flat is a regulated one. Following some routine repairs to a chimney the builder told me that someone in the property has been urinating out of the window on to the flat roof of an extension, apparently it seems this has been carrying on for a while due to the staining on the flat roof, the smell was so rancid the builder refused to finish other jobs near this area, the gutters are full of urine as the gutter is blocked by some vegetation, below on the ground floor is rear access to the shop which prepares food and sells it, the lady who runs the shop is unaware of this problem above, Is this a breach of the regulated tenancy due to deliberate damage to the property? Should I tell the three lady's that run and own the shop? Should I get a specialist cleaner in and bill the tenant?

    #2
    What has the tenant said about it?
    Allow tenants to protect their own deposits. I want free money when they do it wrong

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      #3
      Hello thanks for the reply ,
      Can not contact them.

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        #4
        Unless you can evidence of this happening then it will be down to hearsay & "he said/she said". Getting evidence would likely require pictures of someone's privates... so unwise... unless anyone knows of a sure-fire test for urine .. after having roof/gutters cleaned???

        Think you have a duty of care to advise all who may be affected, including lady in shop, but avoid doing so in a way T may consider harassment.. Not telling her & she later finding out (eg from builder..) could be embarassing/expensive..

        Tricky...
        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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          #5
          Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
          Unless you can evidence of this happening then it will be down to hearsay & "he said/she said". Getting evidence would likely require pictures of someone's privates... so unwise... unless anyone knows of a sure-fire test for urine .. after having roof/gutters cleaned???

          Think you have a duty of care to advise all who may be affected, including lady in shop, but avoid doing so in a way T may consider harassment..

          Tricky...
          DNA test from the urine linking it with the tenant of the flat? All sounds very CSI to me!
          [I]The opinions I give are simply my opinions and interpretations of what I have learnt, in numerous years as a property professional, I would not rely upon them without consulting with a paid advisor and providing them with all the relevant facts[I]

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            #6
            Originally posted by Rolson View Post
            Hello thanks for the reply ,
            Can not contact them.
            Do they have a restraining order, or don't you have their address?
            Allow tenants to protect their own deposits. I want free money when they do it wrong

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