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    • SkipWoes
    • By SkipWoes 5th Sep 17, 3:16 PM
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    Skip left on my property
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    • 5th Sep 17, 3:16 PM
    Skip left on my property 5th Sep 17 at 3:16 PM
    Looking for advice.
    I had some trouble with my builders and had to get rid of them. They left a skip they hired on my property and filled it with rubbish from other jobs. They wont remove it and the skip hire company wont remove it unless the builder pays them (although i think they are mates and in it together anyway).

    How can i get rid of this skip ????

    I've already written to the builder and informed them ill be charging day rent, but they dont care. There must be some way to force them to remove it!!???
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    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 7th Sep 17, 9:55 AM
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    An empty skip is easily dragged. Might take two people but that's often how they get the skip into position when it's left.
    Originally posted by pimento

    Well that depends on how big it is. I think you might need quite a few people to move, say, a 12 cube skip even on flat land.
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 7th Sep 17, 9:58 AM
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    An empty skip is easily dragged. Might take two people but that's often how they get the skip into position when it's left.
    Originally posted by pimento
    But this skip isn't empty.
    • EachPenny
    • By EachPenny 7th Sep 17, 10:09 AM
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    Since this thread appears to be one where silly ideas thrive, how about the OP buys his own skip lorry to remove the skip from his driveway and deposit it on the builder's own garden?

    Auto Trader have a good selection of adverts, my favourite being a nice blue DAF LF FA LF 55.220 at a bargain £8,750 +VAT. It even comes with electric windows and CD Stereo

    (Might be an idea to budget for a waste carriers licence too, just in case you get pulled over)
    "In the future, everyone will be rich for 15 minutes"
    • pimento
    • By pimento 7th Sep 17, 10:25 AM
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    But this skip isn't empty.
    Originally posted by Warwick Hunt
    Quite. That's why my suggestion was to put the contents into your own skip and when the rogue skip is empty *then* place it onto the road.


    ETA: Just realised that you didn't read the bit I quoted, just the bit I added on page 2.

    For the avoidance of doubt:

    1. Order your own skip.
    2. Transfer the contents to your own skip.
    3. Drag the now empty rogue skip off your property.
    4. Call the council.
    Last edited by pimento; 07-09-2017 at 10:27 AM. Reason: Add stuff
    "If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur." -- Red Adair
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 7th Sep 17, 10:31 AM
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    Quite. That's why my suggestion was to put the contents into your own skip and when the rogue skip is empty *then* place it onto the road.


    ETA: Just realised that you didn't read the bit I quoted, just the bit I added on page 2.

    For the avoidance of doubt:

    1. Order your own skip.
    2. Transfer the contents to your own skip.
    3. Drag the now empty rogue skip off your property.
    4. Call the council.
    Originally posted by pimento
    You need to call the council first for a permit and don't forget to buy some lights and cones.
    • EachPenny
    • By EachPenny 7th Sep 17, 11:01 AM
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    You need to call the council first for a permit and don't forget to buy some lights and cones.
    Originally posted by Warwick Hunt
    TBH I don't think in Sillyland it is necessary to get the permit and comply with the regulations/conditions
    "In the future, everyone will be rich for 15 minutes"
    • pimento
    • By pimento 7th Sep 17, 11:22 AM
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    You need to call the council first for a permit and don't forget to buy some lights and cones.
    Originally posted by Warwick Hunt
    The idea is that it isn't your skip, you didn't order it, you haven't paid for it, it contains nothing of yours, ergo you don't require a permit or lights.

    The skip company however.... They might be in a bit of bother.
    "If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur." -- Red Adair
    • pimento
    • By pimento 7th Sep 17, 11:23 AM
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    TBH I don't think in Sillyland it is necessary to get the permit and comply with the regulations/conditions
    Originally posted by EachPenny

    I think my idea is going right over your and Warwick's head. Whoosh!
    "If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur." -- Red Adair
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 7th Sep 17, 11:46 AM
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    I think my idea is going right over your and Warwick's head. Whoosh!
    Originally posted by pimento
    It hasn't, it's just been filed with the other stupid ones.
    • pimento
    • By pimento 7th Sep 17, 12:33 PM
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    It hasn't, it's just been filed with the other stupid ones.
    Originally posted by Warwick Hunt
    Do you have any sensible ones? You've loads of reasons why the silly suggestions won't work, let's have your solution.

    What would *you* do?
    "If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur." -- Red Adair
    • shaun from Africa
    • By shaun from Africa 7th Sep 17, 2:11 PM
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    This gives advice that may help the OP:
    http://www.tamworthherald.co.uk/cab-advises/story-27508418-detail/story.html
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 7th Sep 17, 2:15 PM
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    Originally posted by shaun from Africa
    I know someone who was stuck with one of theirs for 8 months.
    • pimento
    • By pimento 7th Sep 17, 2:37 PM
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    Perhaps they might have tried a couple of silly ideas. You never know.
    "If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur." -- Red Adair
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 7th Sep 17, 2:45 PM
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    Perhaps they might have tried a couple of silly ideas. You never know.
    Originally posted by pimento
    To be honest I would have gone for the solution he was offered but turned down. Another company offered to take it for £40. Cheaper and less effort that your idea.
    • pimento
    • By pimento 7th Sep 17, 3:02 PM
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    Where does the OP say that another company has offered to take it for £40? I must have missed that.
    "If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur." -- Red Adair
    • decbel
    • By decbel 7th Sep 17, 3:05 PM
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    How do you suggest he does that?
    Originally posted by Warwick Hunt
    Get a farmer friend with tractor and chains, lol.

    This thread is funny.
    • decbel
    • By decbel 7th Sep 17, 3:09 PM
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    I've often wondered about skips. Across the road they have a full large one which they've had for months.

    I don't know if they charge extra by the week.

    Whenever I've had one I filled it then got rid ASAP.
    Last edited by decbel; 07-09-2017 at 3:14 PM.
    • decbel
    • By decbel 7th Sep 17, 3:13 PM
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    Quite. That's why my suggestion was to put the contents into your own skip and when the rogue skip is empty *then* place it onto the road.


    ETA: Just realised that you didn't read the bit I quoted, just the bit I added on page 2.

    For the avoidance of doubt:

    1. Order your own skip.
    2. Transfer the contents to your own skip.
    3. Drag the now empty rogue skip off your property.
    4. Call the council.
    Originally posted by pimento
    I see your point.

    But its a lot of work to empty a full skip.

    Something which the OP shouldn't have to do.

    Perhaps the OP could send the builders an invoice for the labour.
    • decbel
    • By decbel 7th Sep 17, 3:21 PM
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    OP

    You could empty the skip then get the local rag 'n' bone around. He'd find a way to remove it.

    Nice bit of scrap there.
    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 7th Sep 17, 3:23 PM
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    Originally posted by shaun from Africa
    I wonder just how much a skip is worth if you sold it?
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