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    • Badger_Lady
    • By Badger_Lady 16th May 08, 2:07 AM
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    Badger_Lady
    Big Badger House (aka Noisy Lodger) - Here we go again!
    • #1
    • 16th May 08, 2:07 AM
    Big Badger House (aka Noisy Lodger) - Here we go again! 16th May 08 at 2:07 AM
    We might have got rid of Lodger 1, but the story's far from over...

    Here's a run-down of all the lodgers that have passed through Big Badger House:

    NoisyLodger (Lodger1)
    March 08 - June 08
    Played loud music to cover his sex noises - evicted.

    NiceSoFarLodger (Lodger2)
    March 08 - September 09
    Good strong relationship - got his rent reduced... moved out to get his own flat for his son to visit.

    SickInTheBathLodger (Lodger3)
    September 08 - November 08
    Kept trying to sleep with me! Moved out suddenly.

    MauritiusLodger
    December 08 - Febuary 09
    Didn't flush the loo. Wanted his internet girlfriend to stay over, so moved into a rented flat

    AngelLodger
    February 09 - May 09
    Monday-Friday lodger, very chatty, was only doing a short contract

    QuackersLodger
    May 09 - October 09
    DSS - got very behind with rent, and also took over the cleaning duties for a while doing a dismal job. Eventually fell pregnant and moved out, then gradually repaid the outstanding rent.

    SleepyLodger
    October 09 - December 09
    I don't even remember his real name or what he looked like Never saw or heard from him at home. He moved out for Christmas and expected to be able to move back in afterwards, but I'd already filled the room.

    ClumsyLodger
    January 10 - August 10
    Quiet as a mouse, polite and sweet. Never a moment's trouble. Moved out to live with her boyfriend and now has a baby daughter with him.

    ChattyLodger
    August 10 - September 10
    Talked a lot! And cleared the garden of weeds. Moved out to be closer to work.

    BigBruvLodger
    September 10 - July 11
    Nice enough bloke, but increased his alcohol consumption and suddenly flipped out about having to live with Tufter. Left under mutual agreement.

    BigGunsLodger
    May 11 - January 12
    Smoked indoors and bothered the neighbours - evicted with rent arrears

    JoannaLodger
    July 11 - present
    Good as gold - not a single complaint

    __________________________________________________ _

    For the last two months, I've been renting out a couple of bedrooms to lodgers. I've sung their praises on here before - two great guys, late 20's, full-time workers who always pay their rent and are becoming good mates.

    However, Lodger 1 is starting to be a problem with noise - I think purely because he's fairly well off and has moved here from a detatched house where he never had to worry...

    Now, me personally, I could sleep through anything - noise never has bothered me, as long as it's consistent. But I have always been very wary of neighbours (having lived in a few flats), and as a result I've had a chat with him a few times now:

    - Having a party down in the basement on a weekend - I think we can get away with this, because it's two storeys below the bedrooms (in a large edwardian house) and is half-underground. However, one night at 4am he was singing (or shouting?) along to music at the top of his lungs and opening the back door.

    - Twice when friends have been in the spare room (inc once when Lodger 2 was home), his mobile phone has been going off periodically throughout the night.

    - I didn't get involved, but I suspect Lodger 2 had a word last week when he was still playing music quite loud in his room at 11:30pm.

    Well, just now the doorbell rang - I was fast asleep but managed to stumble into a dressing gown - and my next door neighbour was looking very distressed, saying that the music was keeping her kids awake. I of course apologised straight away and knocked on Lodger 1's door - he instantly turned the music off.

    But I'm really worried about this going into the future - I don't want to be the arsey landlord but I REALLY don't want to be the "neighbour from hell" I'm always hearing about!

    Any suggestions on how to nip this in the bud? How do you teach "consideration for others" to a 28-yr-old businessman?
    Last edited by Badger_Lady; 09-01-2012 at 5:58 PM.
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    • Lisey Loo
    • By Lisey Loo 10th Sep 14, 9:34 PM
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    What the hell???!! That's disgusting, what is their problem?!!

    Bet you're glad you'll be far away from them soon...
    • Badger_Lady
    • By Badger_Lady 10th Sep 14, 10:25 PM
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    I thought it was funny they'd forgotten I could see it all... I posted a very polite and not-at-all-sarcastic response. No-one is apparently brave enough to come back from it... :-P
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    • Lisey Loo
    • By Lisey Loo 10th Sep 14, 10:40 PM
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    You could always post the 'Facebook discussion' on here
    • Farzackerly
    • By Farzackerly 11th Sep 14, 1:02 AM
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    Farzackerly
    They were threatening to 'set fire to it and all the gypsies in it'
    Originally posted by Badger_Lady
    Did they show any signs of this disturbing red-neckery before you left? Perhaps they've had a bad experience meantime.
    • NewShadow
    • By NewShadow 20th Dec 14, 2:07 PM
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    NewShadow
    Did I find you?

    (Link removed by MSE Forum Team)

    If so I'm very disappointed that the amy winehouse picture has been removed. Was very excited by the idea of seeing narnia as well.

    Last edited by MSE ForumTeam3; 20-12-2014 at 2:53 PM. Reason: Personal details
    If you know something's wrong, and you won't stand up because you're scared - tell me and I'll stand with you.

    If you won't stand because you can't be bothered... I don't even want to know you.

    21.1mi May, 16.3mi Jun,18.9mi Jul,
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 10th Oct 16, 2:24 PM
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    Slinky
    Something made me think of this thread today, are you still around Badger_Lady?
    • pawlala
    • By pawlala 10th Oct 16, 3:51 PM
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    Last Activity: 09-01-2015 7:01 AM

    probably not

    best hope is OP to be subscribed to email alerts for this thread
    Mortgage free: New Year's Eve 2013!
    • oystercatcher
    • By oystercatcher 10th Oct 16, 7:39 PM
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    oystercatcher
    I got all excited hoping for more updates.

    • Badger_Lady
    • By Badger_Lady 10th Oct 16, 8:32 PM
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    Badger_Lady
    Hellooo!

    Still around, still letting rooms. You wouldn't even believe what they've been up to lately so I haven't bothered sharing 😂
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    • Wyndham
    • By Wyndham 10th Oct 16, 8:54 PM
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    Wyndham
    Hellooo!

    Still around, still letting rooms. You wouldn't even believe what they've been up to lately so I haven't bothered sharing 😂
    Originally posted by Badger_Lady
    Oh, go on......
    • silverwhistle
    • By silverwhistle 10th Oct 16, 9:01 PM
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    silverwhistle
    Hellooo!

    Still around, still letting rooms. You wouldn't even believe what they've been up to lately so I haven't bothered sharing 😂
    Originally posted by Badger_Lady

    Oooh, temptress...
    • Badger_Lady
    • By Badger_Lady 10th Oct 16, 9:03 PM
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    Badger_Lady
    Something made me think of this thread today, are you still around Badger_Lady?
    Originally posted by Slinky
    What was it that made you think of it?
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    • Badger_Lady
    • By Badger_Lady 10th Oct 16, 11:48 PM
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    Okay, let's fill in the gaps...

    The young lady who moved in was great and turned out to be very active in the local churches, so we can call her ChristianLodger. The older man, DivorcedLodger only lasted a month or two before he had to leave - despite redecoration and recarpeting of the house, his cat allergies kept firing off! So he was replaced with another local man who works as a cleaner.

    ChristianLodger and JanitorLodger did not get on. He accused her of being some kind of prostitute because she used multiple first names... in the meantime she became convinced that he was a !!!!!phile. To be fair, the police did raid the house, confiscate his laptop / mobile and conduct a full investigation, but the decided not to pursue any charges.

    So ChristianLodger moved out and for a while JanitorLodger was on his own. He's not the sharpest tool in the box, so he was sometimes a bit inappropriate in the way he spoke to me or others... but he's also easy to correct. A quick telling off and he's good as gold.

    Last month he surprised me by coming home with the news that "I've just returned from an audition for The Voice" - turns out he was the only amateur singer in his group to get all the way to the final stage! But he won't be televised.

    Finally, I got a taker for the other room... a man moving down from Scotland for a job here in Wales, first time away from home. He took the room 'unseen', based on a few photos and a Skype conversation, and seems to be settling in well!
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    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 11th Oct 16, 12:07 PM
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    What was it that made you think of it?
    Originally posted by Badger_Lady
    I saw your name on a mortgage free in 3 list which reminded me of your tenants thread which I always found amusing.

    Are you back in the UK now?
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