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Aibu to ask your advice on a bin of poo?!

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BigFatLoser Fri 18-Nov-16 23:52:56

Hi mumsnetters! A bit of an odd one, but any advice would be appreciated!

We have recently (last Friday) moved into a rented property and we thought it was perfect. However, on Saturday morning we discovered a cylyrincal bin in the garden half full of black, disgusting sludge. It has no bin bag, so the whole bin is just disgusting. On closer inspection (yuck) and knowing the previous tenants had two big dogs, it was apparent this is a bin of dog faeces.

We phoned on Saturday to complain and get this removed. We have been fobbed off and it's still in the garden.

Aibu to phone tomorrow the letting agency and threaten environmental health unless it's removed? We don't want to be 'those' tenants. What can we say to get them to pull their fingers out?

Any advice is appreciated!

ShatnersBassoon Fri 18-Nov-16 23:59:06

Tell the neighbours you're going to burn it so they ought to keep their windows shut. They'll be straight on the phone to your landlord, saving you the bother grin

I don't really know what you can do, other than call the agent repeatedly ie every morning and afternoon until they get the landlord to sort it out.

BigFatLoser Sat 19-Nov-16 00:01:34

Haha, that is a mightily good plan but the new neighbour turned up with biscuits and a welcome card and I really don't want to upset her! grin

BlessYourCottonSocks Sat 19-Nov-16 00:04:09

I would phone in the morning and tell them that if it isn't removed that you will be calling environmental health first thing Monday and reporting it...but I would probably be voicing it as anxiety over health concerns rather than being stroppy and strident if you don't want to be 'those tenants'. Have you got kids/possibility of being pregnant/immune problems that you could drop into the conversation to add a bit of emotional pressure?

PenguinsandPebbles Sat 19-Nov-16 00:04:50

Keep calling the letting agent over and over

It's not acceptable on any level! I would mention environmental health 100%

bloodyteenagers Sat 19-Nov-16 00:09:24

Any chance you can take it to them?
If so I would call them first thing in the morning and tell them if it's not dealt with by noon, you will be dealing with it yourself.. Then at noon I would take the bin to them and leave it there.

BigFatLoser Sat 19-Nov-16 00:11:30

Thank you very much. I think I was just worried (obviously needlessly so) that we were over reacting. Looking forward to this phone call in the morning. once the wine wears off I hope I don't bottle it!

BigFatLoser Sat 19-Nov-16 00:13:46

Bloodyteenagers - That is exactly what my OH suggested, but I really don't want it in my car grin

bloodyteenagers Sat 19-Nov-16 00:19:49

If nothing else works, the bin would be in the car strapped in and windows opened. They don't seem to give a shit (excuse the pun) at the moment. When having the stinking thing in their office, especially this time of year with heating on, they will suddenly care.
I wouldn't even give them chance to fob you off. It would be dump the bin in their office, telling them it's their problem now and leave. Even better if they are busy. grin

DoJo Sat 19-Nov-16 00:22:19

Not sure if it should be your responsibility to do this, but where I live, the council will come and take away larger items for a fee of around £30. We had to get them to do this when the people who sold us our houseleft a bin full of concrete and nappies (!) behind! It might be worth checking if it's an option just to be rid of the thing!

IAmNotACat Sat 19-Nov-16 01:22:26

Do you have a wheelie bin? I'd put the shit bin inside the wheelie bin and leave that out with your rubbish on bin day, in the hope that it would get emptied like a regular wheelie bin and taken away.

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