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To wonder what the fuck is going on in the flat upstairs?

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AntiHop Sat 16-Mar-19 01:02:24

Speaking to him directly and explaining they're distributing you might help. And he might tell you why there's more people there. It's not unheard of for people to share rooms to reduce rent in expensive places.

cabingirl Sat 16-Mar-19 00:47:05

AirB&B?
Craigslist subletting?
Are you sure the original person is even still living there?

Parly Sat 16-Mar-19 00:08:28

Oh God now I'm really laughing.

Landlord knocks at the door "Hello.. hello anyone at home?"

Instantaneous and eternal line of drummers and dancers spews out to greet him shock Cannot stop laughing now.

youtu.be/B718RsboGEI

Sorry I'm all done now.

Parly Sat 16-Mar-19 00:05:11

The serious reply is you should maybe speak with the landlord / housing association or whoever if you're worried and let them visit and deal with whatever they find.

The non-serious reply is what I had as an immediate mental image when I read your post. The Irish have moved in.
youtu.be/QcD5Kx111Qg

PregnantSea Fri 15-Mar-19 23:57:12

Since you know him and say he's nice chap I would say that step one would be asking who these people are. You don't have a right to snoop so I would ask nicely and try and make it sound casual. If you get nowhere with this then I would go to the owner of the building

curlykaren Fri 15-Mar-19 23:52:47

Is he vulnerable in any way? Gangs have been known to 'cuckoo' flats and use them as a base for dealing drugs. Having said that its much more likely to be unauthorised sub-letting.

Onacleardayyoucansee Fri 15-Mar-19 23:50:26

First instance, speak to the owner?

MrsSchadenfreude Fri 15-Mar-19 23:48:02

It’s a three bedroom flat and he owns it. He is supposed to ask permission of the management company if he wants to rent out rooms or the flat in its entirety.

FrenchSchnoodle Fri 15-Mar-19 23:44:29

How big is the flat ie how many bedrooms? Could he be sub-letting?

Do you know if the original chap rents the flat or does he own it?

MrsSchadenfreude Fri 15-Mar-19 23:26:16

We have lived in a small block of flats for years. The same amount of time as the man on the top floor. About two years ago, his partner moved in with him. Very nice chap, friendly, helpful with things like the bins. He is still living there. But over the past 6-8 months there seem to be more and more people living there - yesterday there were letters on the stairs for five people at the flat, none of whom are the original chap and his partner.

The other thing is that it has become a lot more noisy. There is music playing at all hours, people going in and out all the time. The family directly underneath are going mad with the noise, and we can hear it in the stairwell.

We are not there all the time, and the DDs (who are 20 and 18) often stay there alone at weekends. And I am a bit nervous about them being there on their own with all of these random men, whom we don’t know at all, coming in and out.

Any idea what is going on, and what we can do re the noise? He has said he will look into getting carpets fitted, but seems to think we should just suck up the noise. No-one has directly asked who all of these random men are, who seem to be living there, either.

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