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Soho Housing Association: benefits from torture

12285612-cute-wood-mouse-sitting-on-hind-legsIn my earlier post ,

Soho Housing Association, subsidence and rodent infestation, I spoke about the method I used to control the rodent infestation in my flat, which was caused by cracks in the floor, which Soho Housing Association refused to mend. I resorted to the use of electronic rodent repellents.  Electronic repellents work by making the animal leave its home because it is subjected to unbearable torture, in the form of nervous disruption and sound frequency, for as long as it stays. Electronic repellents are animal specific and there is a specific electronic repellent for moles, for dogs, for birds, for cats etc. They are available on the open market. They are popular because they are remote devices, involving no physical interaction with the animal being tortured.

You may think that, since there is an electronic repellent for other animals, there is probably one  specific to  humans too, and you would not be wrong. The mosquito is a successful device that is marketed for this purpose. Furthermore, it is easy to obtain a  device, from sex aid catalogues, which allows one person to stimulate, or otherwise affect another person’s internal organs, without physically going near them. These two devices and, probably, many more like them, are currently available  and have been and are, in use.  So there was no reason to doubt my sanity because I complained that similar devices were being used to torture me, while a tenant of Soho Housing Association.

There is no evidence that Soho Housing Association was directly complicit in the torture. However, it is safe to say that Soho Housing Association benefited from the torture, since my complaints about it were used by Soho Housing Association as one of its reasons to send me to the madhouse.

While I was  locked up, Soho Housing employed a contractor, who spent several weeks mending the floor of my flat, which they did not expect me to re-enter. I suppose that insurance providers would respond favourably to a landlord, who claimed that the floor of an apartment had been damaged by a mentally deranged tenant, who was now in a mental hospital.

Soho Housing Association: subsidence and rodent infestation

Soon after my tenancy was acquired by property developer, Soho Housing Association, I was required to move out of my accommodation. Subsidence had been discovered in the building I inhabited and I was moved to another flat in the same compound.

Shortly after I moved in, this flat too, started showing signs of subsidence. I reported to Soho Housing Association that there was a widening crack in the floorboards. Their response was to tell me to get a carpet.

As, possibly, the result of sudsidence, but more likely because Soho Housing Association will not pay anybody to clean the place regularly, I had to learn to live with a damp smell in the front hallway, which seeped through to my flat, from time to time. Soho Housing Association encouraged the other tenants to think that the bad smell was the result of my, allegedly, filthy habits.

Meanwhile, the crack in the floor began to admit rodents to my flat. Again, Soho Housing Association told me this was my responsibility. I invested in electric devices which helped a bit and eventually, Soho Housing Association engaged a pest control company, at the tenants’ expense.

The firm put down some poison but it had no effect, and their contract was terminated. The rodent problem continued, however, and I had to keep food and valuables under cover, in the bath to try to protect them from being nibbled by mice, which were everywhere by now.

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