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Re: landlord liable for violent tenants?

From: John S.
Date: 30 Nov 2002
Time: 22:19:14
Remote Name: 195.92.67.75

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The police were wrong if they told you you don't have the right to defend yourself - you ALWAYS have the right to defend yourself. In addition, you are not obliged to wait until you are hit before defending yourself - if it is obvious you are about to be assaulted, you are entitled to use reasonable force and strike first, although you need to make sure that you can explain what made you think you were about to be assaulted. You are also entitled to use reasonable force should your family or someone else is attacked and you try to defend them, and if the worst came to the worst, this means lethal force if it is the only way. Do NOT feel that some headcase can hit you and you have to take it, EVER. That is the law as explained to me and I recommend getting another opinion when you chat to your solicitor to confirm this. So sad that some people feel they can do what they like and to hell with other people - good luck, and I hope your problem is resolved soon.

One other point - there is new legislation dealing with noise pollution, and enforcement officers can go in and confiscate the equipment of repeat offenders. And I believe they can act very quickly too. I can't remember who they are, but I believe it is a council function, so why not give them a ring?

All the best,

John


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