I just got a long, rambling, threatening text message out of the blue from my current live in landlord about a missing HDMI cable. (I have moved out though, but I'm still paying for a few more weeks rent as per contract).
Now said moron doesn't have an HMO license and is in clear violation of this. Should I a) Inform him of this and kindly ask him forgo my final 2 weeks of rent. (Is this blackmail?) Or B) Pay him, inform the local council, go round with an HMO officer and then sue him into the ground to the point that he loses the house?
There's a small part of me that is uneasy ethically about it, but the rest of me would be laughing manically all the way to hell if it did go to court and I did actually get all my rent back off him.