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Re: Vermin Control

From: Mark Holloway
Date: 20 Nov 2002
Time: 12:24:41
Remote Name: 213.122.60.95

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Vermin control - a nasty pile of problems and certainly not as straight forward as you would think. Mice often come in around this time of year but if they are being encouraged in by your tenants not keeping the place clean then surely the tenants should pay for the exterminator. However as a landlord you have a duty of care to ensure that your property is maintained in a healthy waym so perhaps it is upto you to ensure that the exterminator is called. Personally I would try and get a 50 - 50 deal as at the end of the day you want this vermin out of your property as much as the tenants do. Go around and have a look at the state of the property - if it is in a mess then the tenants have probably encouraged the vermin in. I do not know of any legal papers on this one.


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