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    We have a mouse problem. It's eaten part of one of my housemates food, has left droppings in part of the kitchen and one of my housemates has actually seen it. Do we have to deal with it, or is it up to the landlord ??
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    if its small mice then chip in and buy a poison check ebay, amazon, local pet store etc shouldn't cost more then £10 and it will be gone in a week or so but if its one of them big rats then council will deal with it for free as it comes under health and safety or something they will send their contractors round for free.

    I dont see how a land lord should be responsible unless you guys can show LL the hole the mice is coming from in which case they should block/close it to prevent any further incident
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    There is a hole at the back of the housemates cupboard from which it has eaten food.
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    (Original post by nic-nac)
    There is a hole at the back of the housemates cupboard from which it has eaten food.
    To be honest, unless it requires professional attention (like they try and carry you out of bed into their hole level of infestation), it is really part of the reasonable maintenance you would be expected to perform.

    A few mouse traps is hardly a serious issue. What do you want the landlord to do? Come put the trap there for you?
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    (Original post by c471)
    To be honest, unless it requires professional attention (like they try and carry you out of bed into their hole level of infestation), it is really part of the reasonable maintenance you would be expected to perform.

    A few mouse traps is hardly a serious issue. What do you want the landlord to do? Come put the trap there for you?
    We just don't want to particularly have to deal with it, if it's something the landlord should, especially with the body once it's dead !
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    Tenant. Normally cause tenants have been dirty and it attracts rats.

    Deal with it.
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    (Original post by nic-nac)
    We just don't want to particularly have to deal with it, if it's something the landlord should, especially with the body once it's dead !
    Well he/she almost definitely wont.

    You are basicly asking he/she to come round every day, and put something in the bin for you.
    Use a dustpan and brush if you dont want to touch it. Just buy the wooden ones and chuck the trap and mouse in the bin.
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    (Original post by c471)
    To be honest, unless it requires professional attention (like they try and carry you out of bed into their hole level of infestation), it is really part of the reasonable maintenance you would be expected to perform.

    A few mouse traps is hardly a serious issue. What do you want the landlord to do? Come put the trap there for you?
 
 
 
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