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Abi Cott
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Re: Cheer of the Day!

Post by Abi Cott » Wed 18th Dec, 2019 12:22 am

Gothichome wrote:
Tue 17th Dec, 2019 10:40 pm
Yes, you can do any thing and everything to discourage bats in your home. You can not harm them in any way though. So no poison smoke bombs going off in the attic to kill them off. I believe killing them off is legal in pats of the states though.
The scenario is this, bats tend to use the same exit and entrance hole, as you find the holes, you fill it. They then find another way in. The idea is to limit their access. At that time you seal those in the middle of the night while they are out doing their thing or in the winter when they have migrated. In the morning or spring when they arrive they have no way in and soon find another spot to roost and that becomes their new home.
That would be against the law in the UK without a licence, and getting a licence to do so is extremely difficult.

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Re: Cheer of the Day!

Post by Flyfisher » Wed 18th Dec, 2019 4:46 pm

I imagine that would be a difficult law to enforce. Surely it is perfectly reasonable for a property owner to fill any holes they discovered in their roof or walls, regardless of whether they’ve ever seen a bat before?

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Re: Cheer of the Day!

Post by Abi Cott » Wed 18th Dec, 2019 10:23 pm

Flyfisher wrote:
Wed 18th Dec, 2019 4:46 pm
I imagine that would be a difficult law to enforce. Surely it is perfectly reasonable for a property owner to fill any holes they discovered in their roof or walls, regardless of whether they’ve ever seen a bat before?
The phrasing is "Intentionally or recklessly obstruct access to a bat roost." So I'd guess it's not dissimilar to
"work that affects the special architectural or historic interest", somewhat woolly and decided by someone other than the homeowner. :wink:

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Re: Cheer of the Day!

Post by ElectronicFur » Fri 20th Dec, 2019 10:42 pm

Merry Brexmas!

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Re: Cheer of the Day!

Post by Gothichome » Fri 20th Dec, 2019 11:24 pm

Abi Cott wrote:
Wed 18th Dec, 2019 10:23 pm
[quote=Flyfisher post_id=227992 time=<a href="tel:1576687568">1576687568</a> user_id=675]
I imagine that would be a difficult law to enforce. Surely it is perfectly reasonable for a property owner to fill any holes they discovered in their roof or walls, regardless of whether they’ve ever seen a bat before?
The phrasing is "Intentionally or recklessly obstruct access to a bat roost." So I'd guess it's not dissimilar to
"work that affects the special architectural or historic interest", somewhat woolly and decided by someone other than the homeowner. :wink:
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This begs the question, is bat poop in your attic considered period correct and part of the historic properties covenant? And would removing it be subject to your listed property CO’s consent. :|

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Re: Cheer of the Day!

Post by Abi Cott » Sat 21st Dec, 2019 2:42 am

I guess that would depend on the whim of your CO, whether or not the guano was structural and obviously owning a belfry would be of significance :lol:

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Re: Cheer of the Day!

Post by MatthewC » Sat 21st Dec, 2019 4:51 pm

Gothichome wrote:
Fri 20th Dec, 2019 11:24 pm
This begs the question, is bat poop in your attic considered period correct and part of the historic properties covenant? And would removing it be subject to your listed property CO’s consent. :|
If that's a serious question, I doubt any CO would go that far! On a Grade II* listed church some 10 years ago, we had loads of pigeon guano removed by a specialist contractor without needing any permission, but we did need formal permission to put up pigeon netting to stop the little blighters doing it again as it was blocking roof drains and causing rain to go where it shouldn't.

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Re: Cheer of the Day!

Post by Gothichome » Sat 21st Dec, 2019 6:40 pm

Matthews, it was not posted a serious question, just a bit of an effort to get a smile or two out of the fine folks here.

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Re: Cheer of the Day!

Post by Abi Cott » Sat 21st Dec, 2019 11:10 pm

MatthewC wrote:
Sat 21st Dec, 2019 4:51 pm
Gothichome wrote:
Fri 20th Dec, 2019 11:24 pm
This begs the question, is bat poop in your attic considered period correct and part of the historic properties covenant? And would removing it be subject to your listed property CO’s consent. :|
If that's a serious question, I doubt any CO would go that far! On a Grade II* listed church some 10 years ago, we had loads of pigeon guano removed by a specialist contractor without needing any permission, but we did need formal permission to put up pigeon netting to stop the little blighters doing it again as it was blocking roof drains and causing rain to go where it shouldn't.
Did it have a belfry? :lol:

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Re: Cheer of the Day!

Post by TheRoost » Tue 24th Dec, 2019 9:13 am

Merry Christmas All!

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Re: Cheer of the Day!

Post by Gothichome » Tue 24th Dec, 2019 4:31 pm

I wish all the best for a fine Christmas, to all my friends here in PP, and all the best for the new year. And hope your Conservation officer is agreeable to all your requests.
Ron

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Re: Cheer of the Day!

Post by Feltwell » Tue 24th Dec, 2019 7:16 pm

Well, my (very) minor cheer is after a mere 13 years, today I finally got around to building a gateway from the end of my garden onto a side lane, thereby improving access and giving me somewhere to store my trailer. It does now mean I need to get rid of some of the old junk that was stored down there, out of sight out of mind, to give room to get the trailer in!

It doesn't do to rush these things. Planning was key. That and KitKats. :wink:

A very Merry Christmas to one & all - hopefully the recent lull in posts will ease, as we all have a break and reinvigorate ourselves to tackle more PP jobs!

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Re: Cheer of the Day!

Post by LadyArowana » Wed 25th Dec, 2019 2:24 am

Merry Christmas and may all your period property wishes come true in the new year

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Re: Cheer of the Day!

Post by LadyArowana » Wed 25th Dec, 2019 9:21 am

Merry Christmas all, my last submission seems to have not posted correctly, but I have a festive cold so it was probably something incorrect from my side

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Re: Cheer of the Day!

Post by paulc » Thu 26th Dec, 2019 10:34 pm

Feltwell wrote:
Tue 24th Dec, 2019 7:16 pm
A very Merry Christmas to one & all - hopefully the recent lull in posts will ease, as we all have a break and reinvigorate ourselves to tackle more PP jobs!
A couple of days off from work, and I've been busy knocking plaster off walls & ceiling. Although, to be honest, much of it fell off just by looking at it.

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