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    Last night after a lot of drinking we came back to my friends flat I was completely drunk messing about, I have pressed the fire extinguisher once to see what happens. Well long story short, someone complained now they want someone to own up or they will fine the flat. My question is, do I still have to pay it even though I don't live there and if I don't can they still charge the whole flat even if I own up. they said the fine will be 50-60 and it will cover the costs of 'replacing' the extinguisher 🙄
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    (Original post by StudentLivinLife)
    Last night after a lot of drinking we came back to my friends flat I was completely drunk messing about, I have pressed the fire extinguisher once to see what happens. Well long story short, someone complained now they want someone to own up or they will fine the flat. My question is, do I still have to pay it even though I don't live there and if I don't can they still charge the whole flat even if I own up. they said the fine will be 50-60 and it will cover the costs of 'replacing' the extinguisher 🙄
    Of course you have to pay, and the fire extinguisher needs to be replaced to make sure it is safe. If there is a fire then there needs to be working equipment to deal with it - would you want someone to be hurt because you were "drunk messing about"?
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    Pay the fine. Generally only the people who live there are responsible for damage and they are also responsible for the damage caused by their guests. However if you also live elsewhere in the building they may still hold you responsible and it's just the decent thing to do to not allow your friends to be fined for your stupidity.
 
 
 
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