Councils using ‘Intelligence’ to track down low EPC properties and fine £5,00015:08 PM, 29th March 2021
About 2 weeks ago 36
I am at my wits end with a refuse nightmare and rats!
I’ve been doing up a building containing 3 flats for about a year. When we started the project there was a large amount of refuse in the back yard of the property and in the alleyway adjacent to it. I phoned the environment department at Blackpool Council and got the predictable “if it’s on your land it is your problem” assistance! I arranged for the removal of my rubbish and told the Council to deal with the refuse in the alleyway (binbags with household waste, mattresses, rats) as it was a public health hazard.
My builder phoned me yesterday and told me that a tenant from some other flats bordering this alleyway was throwing bags of refuse over my wall. Now I know where the original mess came from!
I don’t know who to approach first: The Council – who I consider haven’t removed refuse from an area under their responsibility despite me having alerted them to the problem, the tenants of the other property – this may lead to an ugly confrontation, the landlord of the other property – but how do I find his details?
Any suggestions gratefully received.
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