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Scroungers

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by dave1962, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. dave1962

    dave1962 Posting Addict

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    I've lived where I am all my life it's a council house and not to bad. I take pride in my house and garden keep things tidy and we'll maintained / decorated, don't get me wrong anything major I report for repair but the little jobs I do myself. My next door neighbour asked me for the housing office number so he could report the battery in his smoke alarm wants replacing WTF him his misses and his son all working full time.
     
  2. DR2501

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    Some people are just more willing to milk the system than others mate.
     
  3. Margaret13

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    Joke some people we only changed out battery last week in the fire alarm ,wouldn't dream of reporting something like that .
     
  4. Patrick

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    Yep,it beggars belief,why don't they just buy a battery next time he or she is in the super market,tight arse sods
     
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    he's winding you up,
     
  6. buffy vampire slayer

    buffy vampire slayer LOW BELLEND THRESHOLD

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    I agree with the above comments,BUT
    if the council fitted the alarm smoke/co/co2 or whatever and they fail to maintain it,if there is an injury,fatality because of this neglect,then they are solely responsible and will be held accountable in a court of law.
    what a $hit country we live in:down:
     
  7. Alex.B

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    Hmnnnn :( , I rent private and so far have fitted a kitchen ,bathroom and next year will be knocking down the lean to and fitting a conservatory . Still must call the landlord and tell him I need a battery in my smoke alarm :D
     
  8. andyz1000

    andyz1000 Banned BANNED

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    Scrounges

    I am a council tenant and do all the small jobs myself
    but we are still waiting for the muppets to fill in a bloody great hole they drilled in the wall for the new bathroom downpipe
    they missed the bathroom by about 6 feet and drilled into the spare bedroom :(
    that was 2 year ago
     
  9. tinmanofkent

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    When I rented properties I think there was a term in the agreement that said the tenant was responsible for things like lamps, smoke alarm batteries and grease filters in the cooker hood. I only had to service and check gas and electric appliances.

    I would be very interested to hear if the council do replace the battery.
     
  10. Alex.B

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    Sounds about right , those guys must work for Fujitsu now :D
     
  11. Alex.B

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    The landlord should do gas and elec checks ?
     
  12. jolo-bolo

    jolo-bolo Forum Hopscotch Champion

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    Wife is doing a HEALTH AND SAFETY COURSE this week in her own words it's a week of her life she will never get back.
     
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    Yes, I had a gas hob in one flat that failed because the spark ignition didn't work and it had to be replaced.
     
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    To be fair, Our Smoke alarms were fitted by the fire brigade and have a ten year battery.
    when the battery fails the whole unit has to be changed.
     
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    If there is any justice they will have a small fire that causes property damage but no injuries and that might make the beggars pay a quid for a battery themselves!
    Lowlife's, parasites whatever deserve all they get.
     
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    bit harsh me thinks dude,:rolleyes: "property damage" ??
    there could be kids in there that have to go through the trauma of a house fire, :confused: that isnt property damage,imo, and i agree you should ensure your families safety, a quid for a battery,s nowt agreed, biding the h&s rules of this country as a tenant can be a reet ball ache, hope nothing happens in a fire before the person involved thinks a bit just my opinion like
     
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    lighter no good?
     
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    I have a gas cooker but it takes a battery for the spark to work! O I own my house looks like I'll have to buy one, bummer

    Andrew
     
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    TBH I find some of your posts confusing, recently you were going on about how your tax credits were messed up and how you should get compensation because of this. Now you say that someone who wants a battery is a lowlife, beggar... Words 'pot, black, kettle' spring to mind. Not necessarily in that polite order. I own my own property and pay for my own batteries.

    I agree with the OP's comments but draw the line at your post wishing a house fire on anyone, infact it's a pretty sad opinion to hold.
     
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  20. jantar

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    :rolleyes: Sorry everyone....Perhaps I did not make myself clear.....NO Damage means just that including trauma. It is a poor parent that places his home and any others including offspring at risk for the sake of a battery. I am also aware that many homes do not have smoke alarms or have taken the battery out of them. I have no doubts that the same person who cannot afford a cheap battery probably does not hesitate to spend out on possibly a car, betting, alcohol, ciggies, holidays, lottery etc though. Then of course by writing a post in this forum they probably also spent quite a bit on their 'hobby' of shooting and think nothing of it. Perhaps it is their spending priorities that need to be 'adjusted'. To complain of the cost of changing a battery is laugable when it costs more for a decent loaf of bread.
    The landlords responsibility ends with the supply of a working smoke alarm and its annual inspection. The same rule applies to all electrical and gas powered appliances contained within that dwelling. If the landlord can then prove it was in working condition why should he spend his money to constantly supply smoke alarm batteries? Does that same tenant check the alarm as regularly as it is recommended or waits until it bleeps its own low battery warning? It is written into most contracts I have seen that the supply of a battery is the tenants responsibility. An exeption being if the home is a Cat 1 or 2 and the tenant is disabled and unable to perform the task. The only other exception is that if it is a ten year life alarm where the battery cannot be changed then it is the landlord who must re-supply a whole new unit. No doubt if it was a mains powered one, as ours is, logically using the same train of thought that person would also expect the landlord to contribute to the electric bill the smoke alarm uses too. LOL
    IMO Far too many in this country expect far too much to be done for them by others while they themselves do little or nothing to help anyone else. Personally I would hate to have to think that I would have to rely on others to do easy tasks I could do for myself even though I am seriously disabled myself. How easy is it to change a battery or light bulb? If his lights went out would he also expect the landlord to come and renew them too? The more I reflect on this person the more I chuckle at the idiocy of it.
     

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