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a total sh*tter, and reason enough why living with other people is hell.
I developed a system whereby with people who I suspected were going to be trouble, I would borrow one item of theirs (a CD, a book, something inconsequential) in advance of them leaving.
Of course borrowing such a small thing could give me no leverage at all, but it gave me the possibility to march over to their new address once they'd left on the pretext of returning it to them, the good samaritan that I am.
Debt collection only works on a face-to-face basis.
And if my happy-go-lucky smiley 'when you gonna pay up, pal?' didn't work, I'd excuse myself to their bathroom, to at least give meself the satisfaction of walking away from their new home having left my body a little lighter of fluid and their shampoo a little heavier to make up for the lightness of my pocket. (Note: you do need to have paid attention to their toiletry-preferences whilst you lived with them)
I'm gonna knock him out if I see him again. This is mostly related to him being a total c*nt and waking me up at 4am for months.
we guessed how much he'd owe us and just added that extra with the penultimate bills. Saved a ton of hassle I think because it would have taken ages to get it from him.
Also, we didn't give the OK to the rental agent to return his deposit until some outstanding bit and pieces were sorted.
which is basically my entire deposit. Prick.
to make someone else take on all the responsibility and risk for all the bills then not repay them.
I genuinely cannot understand any one who thinks this is acceptable and does not lose sleep over fucking people over.
and I have heard that people I assumed were alright owed loads of cash. Maybe there is some psychological reason: you move out, you move on and in your head you can't get round the idea of paying £200 to some ex housemates you may never see again. Maybe they hold grudges about trivial things like nighttime noise or dirty pans.
She opened the door the other day to a TV inspector who hit them with a fine for not having a license, and then opened letters from the leccy and gas companies telling them they were about to be cut off for not paying bills.
I mean, it's all of their faults, but they did all assume someone else was sorting it? Unless they were told bills were inclusive by the landlord and he hasn't been paying them.
Anyway, totally ridic.
Sorry for ever recommending the chap in the first place!