Filthy and verminous premises

When a property has a lot of food waste, faecal material, soiled clothing or furniture or is infested with rodents or insects it may be termed 'filthy and/or verminous' under public health legislation. Properties like this may cause a smell that affects neighbours and there may be concerns about the health of the occupier.

Some of these properties have a lot of stored belongings in them, this is sometimes called hoarding.

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Public Protection
Wiltshire Council
County Hall
Bythesea Road
BA14 8JN

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