On Sun, 28 Sep 2003 10:09:33 +0100, Matthew Ames wrote:
One assumes that you have a proper agreement relating to the rent he
pays. Follow the requirements of notification and up his rent or alter
the ration of the heating bill he pays.
Or "simply" evict him.
Dave. pam is missing e-mail
"Dave Liquorice" wrote
| Matthew Ames wrote:
| > this is the trouble, my lodger is a pratt - he walks around in
| > t-shirts and complains about being cold.
| One assumes that you have a proper agreement relating to the rent he
| pays. Follow the requirements of notification and up his rent or alter
| the ration of the heating bill he pays.
| Or "simply" evict him.
Or just padlock the thermistat and wait for hypothermia to take effect ...
"Matthew Ames" wrote
| When do you turn it on? One of my lodgers seems to be really weak
| and wants the heating on already - I live in Dorset and it is far
| from cold yet.
Have started putting the rads on for ten minutes with the morning hot water
to air the bathroom and towels before having a bath, but I've been doing
that every couple of weeks all year so things don't Stop Working.
And the gas fire's just started going on for the odd few minutes too.
And the Autumn Duvet's gone back on the bed.
But I'm sitting here with the window wide open right now.
Give the lodger a fan heater on a slot meter and see if he/she still feels
the cold :-)
I wish I'd thought of that, I used to have a lodger who would walk around
the house in the middle of January wearing shorts and a t-shirt and then
complain he was cold. He also used to leave the radiator thermostat in his
room on maximum all the time regardless of the weather, simply opening more
windows when he was too warm. I finally told him to leave when I came back
from a weekend away to find he had rearranged all my furniture downstairs
claiming "It seems more logical this way round" !
I wish I could :-) Last year when I came home from work early one day I
found a fan heater in his bedroom, running full blast. Even the outside of
his bedroom door handle was hot - almost as if there was a fire in there.
Can I have a whinge box for him as well?!
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