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Messy Council House Tenants

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On 16 Mar 2015 at 10:46am Private 76456 wrote:
A lady (and I use the term loosely) has dumped sofa/furniture in her front garden and frankly it's an eyesore. It's a council house. Can I complain to the council? Would they bother to do anything?
Why is it always the council houses in a road that look like the local tip?....no respect.
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On 16 Mar 2015 at 11:27am Horseman7 wrote:
Regardless of whether the house be owner occupied or tenanted, I would be inclined to bring the mess to the notice of LDC Environmental Health. If you thought you had seen the odd rat scuttling in and out of said dumpage, that could help things along.
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On 16 Mar 2015 at 11:40am Local wrote:
Yes, the Council will have some advice about this and should be able to solve the problem, just give them a call. However, making judgements about Council house tenants will not help you.
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On 16 Mar 2015 at 11:52am Just me wrote:
I dont see why anyone wants to make their house look that much of a mess. Someone near me has mattresses, fridge freezer and a moutain of black bags outside their front door. If anything, the mattresses will start to smell after they get damp. Clean it up people
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On 16 Mar 2015 at 12:02pm Private 76456 wrote:
With regard to judging Council house tenants, the road in question has similar houses (private and council). Only the council ones are a mess...FACT. She is also foul mouthed.
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On 16 Mar 2015 at 12:15pm Private 76456 wrote:
and stop messing with the thread title
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On 16 Mar 2015 at 12:57pm big man wrote:
Ring the council . good luck hope it get sort out
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On 16 Mar 2015 at 1:38pm Private 76456 wrote:
Thanks....
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On 16 Mar 2015 at 1:46pm Decent Citizen wrote:
There is a road in Lewes where all but three houses remain Council owned.Many look tacky and uncared for!
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On 16 Mar 2015 at 2:10pm Pragmatist. wrote:
Out of interest, have you ever taken a look at delapidated rented houses owned by slum landlords in Brighton. Who is responsible for those? You wrote 'why is it always the Council houses in a road...'? Well it isn't always the Council houses is it? Anyway, the point is that if you stick to the relevant facts (the dumped sofa, not the status of the tenants) rather than publicising your personal judgments about your neighbours, and the possibility of a messy dispute we all want to keep clear of, you will be more likely to get the help you need. And some advice I would give is don't presume that the neighbour you are being so rude about, isn't a friend or relative of the person at the Council you need to help you sort it out! :-)
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On 16 Mar 2015 at 2:20pm Sussex Jim wrote:
When Margaret Thatcher's government introduced the right to buy for council tenants in the 80's, it was not just to give them a chance to be home owners.
Having worked as a sub-contractor for a local council I have been in a position to study the environment on the estates. Some tenants of course are extremely houseproud; but when I arrive at a new (to me) road I can generally tell which ones are privately owned, before consulting the paperwork.
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On 16 Mar 2015 at 3:07pm Squibble wrote:
Why haven't you just complained to the Council like any normal person would about the offending 'Sofa/Furniture' rather than posting your squabble on here?
It seems that quite a few posts are implying that Council properties are uncared for and that its all the Tenants own fault. In some cases this might be true, but have any of you ever thought that it maybe the Council that are at fault too for insufficiently funding & inadequately looking after their own properties?
This maybe why the Council properties seem to easily stand out from the privately own properties in your Street.
Also I wouldn't advise you make up stories about seeing a 'Rat' in the offending sofa like 'Horsewoman' has said. You could end up with the bill for wasting the Councils time.
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On 16 Mar 2015 at 4:30pm Private 76456 wrote:
well it wasn't the council that dumped her sofa in the front garden or left a load of rubbish out the front..
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On 16 Mar 2015 at 4:54pm Parent wrote:
You sound like a child squabbling with a sibling. "It's her fault, it's not fair". Why do you think someone at the end of a phone at the Council cares? This is probably why your don't understand what your being advised above, about being pragmatic, and the better person. And for the record, making sweeping generalisations about Council House tenants, when many of them are no problem at all , just makes you come across as a bit of a snob.
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On 16 Mar 2015 at 5:42pm McEnroe v McSquibble wrote:
Are you having a laugh privy76456 you can't be serious ?
You're probably sat in your Conservative Tin Pot Castle in Milton Keynes trolling websites like this one, trying terribly terribly so very hard to cause derision amongst ALL the good people of Lewes.

Go through the proper channel if you have a complaint...
its somewhere near Dover..
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On 16 Mar 2015 at 6:35pm Council tenant wrote:
Oh it's an eyesore!! Don't look at it then!
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On 16 Mar 2015 at 7:12pm bastian wrote:
street dumping is usually the very well to do who like to dump sofas and cr*p out on the street at their back gate- it has very little to do with social status.
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On 17 Mar 2015 at 9:48am Pilesqueenpilesqueen wrote:
PRIVATE, I am with on this issue. It sounds like she is lazy and making it everyone else's problem, and has just shut her door on it, problem solved. If it was her own house she would probably take pride in it, but she dosent care, it's not hers. too much of this around, no pride. Clean it up.
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On 17 Mar 2015 at 12:21pm Private 76456 wrote:
Thank you Pilesqueen. Glad to know some people take pride in the house/area they live in.
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On 17 Mar 2015 at 12:22pm Private 76456 wrote:
and I live in Lewes...so there
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On 18 Mar 2015 at 6:48am council tenant wrote:
I live in a council house, and I am surrounded by 6 other Private houses. not only do I maintain the house to a better order than all of them, my garden is immaculate. so how very dare you make sweeping statements about council tenants. you narrow minded, toffee nosed wannabe.
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On 18 Mar 2015 at 9:21am PilesqueenpilesqueenPile wrote:
Council tenant, glad to see that you take pride in your house and garden when so many don't bother. The private houses around you should take note, but they probably at work all day to pay their mortgage. Unfortunately when you see the tele program Benefit Street it tends to tar council tennants with the same brush, they all sit at home watching Jeremy Kyle. Good on you tho!
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On 18 Mar 2015 at 9:29am Old Bloke wrote:
Its very easy to maintain your house when every few years a squad of council vans turns up and gives you a brand new kitchen, bathroom, boiler, garden fence or paints your whole house for nothing. This leaves you plenty of spare pocket money to go to Homebase and buy a few Begonias to add a bit of colour no doubt.
Immaculate it may be but it didn't cost you much to keep it that way did it?
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On 18 Mar 2015 at 9:54am Private 76456 wrote:
with you on that Old Bloke. Before the fat lady moved in the council gutted the place and did it all up nice. I expect she's trashed it by now
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On 18 Mar 2015 at 10:25am Pilesqueen wrote:
Not only do they have a new kitchen but it is a high quality one of their choosing, makes me sick. I have to work for what I have, and I pay for their new bathroom, kitchen etc.Bring back the workhouse!
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On 18 Mar 2015 at 10:57am Lewes resident wrote:
Old Bloke. When making nasty judgemental snipes at people you don't know, it's "it's".
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On 18 Mar 2015 at 11:17am Old Bloke wrote:
Thanks for correcting my typographical error. Would you like to address the more substantive point? I believe it still stands not withstanding your correction.
I make no judgement, purely a statement of what I observe followed by a question. Do you have anything to add?
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On 18 Mar 2015 at 11:48am The Old Geezer wrote:
Old Bloke "I make no judgement" you have me falling of my chair laughing! Do you not think that a Council Tenant requires an adequate Kitchen or a Working Boiler? It's a basic requirement, as the 'Tenant' is paying RENT for these basic items!
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On 18 Mar 2015 at 12:07pm Lewes Resident wrote:
No, OB. because there isn't a substantive point.
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On 18 Mar 2015 at 3:00pm Private 76456 wrote:
My kitchen is 20 years old. I've worked all my life for what I have and do not expect others to supply me with a new kitchen.
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On 18 Mar 2015 at 3:20pm Mr & Mrs Fixit wrote:
Pr.......6,
Do you want a new kitchen?
Is that what this thread has been all about?
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On 18 Mar 2015 at 3:52pm STIG of the DUMP wrote:
I'm having a spring clear out and my old kitchen has to go!
Its a Marazzi designed Colosseo Oro which is still nice if you like that sort of kitchen. The Council kindly told me that they would upgrade my present model. Any takers as I'm going to the dump this weekend? It has to go before the weekend..

Check it out here »
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On 18 Mar 2015 at 6:07pm council tenant wrote:
Old Bloke. FYI I ask NOTHING from the council. I work 6 and half days a week, for little wage and PAY for every repair myself even to the extent of getting the house repointed due to the morter falling out. I PAY for every repair. again, I ask for nothing. once again people like yourself tar every body with the same brush. my remarks about narrow minds suits you perfectly. I am 50 years old and can still out work any 20 year old so the comment about people being out at work paying their mortgage is irrelevant. I work 9 hours a day and then keep come home and enjoy keeping my garden imacculate. so think on before you judge every body the same with your tiny tunnel vision view of the world.
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On 18 Mar 2015 at 6:16pm council tenant wrote:
OH and by the way OLD BLOKE, if you in anyway think I am making any of that up, you are more than welcome to give me your Tel NO, or email, or any form of contact. so I can come pick you up. and I will take you to work with me for the day, and show you just how hard I work for my little bit of money. you narrow minded, judgemental old git
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On 18 Mar 2015 at 7:25pm Ex council tenant wrote:
Why on earth would you pay to have the building re pointed ? . By the way I left the house and didn't buy it from Maggies give away scheme
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On 18 Mar 2015 at 9:33pm Monty Python wrote:
Council Tenant, GC: House? You were lucky to have a HOUSE! We used to live in one room, all hundred and twenty-six of us, no furniture. Half the floor was missing; we were all huddled together in one corner for fear of FALLING!
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On 18 Mar 2015 at 9:55pm Terry wrote:
You were lucky to have a ROOM! We used to have to live in a corridor!
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On 18 Mar 2015 at 9:57pm Michael wrote:
Ohhhh we used to DREAM of livin' in a corridor! Woulda' been a palace to us. We used to live in an old water tank on a rubbish tip. We got woken up every morning by having a load of rotting fish dumped all over us! House!?


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