I thought it had gone a bit quiet recently. The acrid stench of cheap skunk was strangely absent from our garden, as was the sound of generic grime, the loud discussions and constant clumping of steps up and down to Dealer’s flat at all hours of the day and night.

Will I miss him? Well, it depends on who the new tenant is (maybe the landlord will rent the room to one of the Surly Serbs), but not really.

Landlord says it will take a while to clean up the mess he left behind, and get the flat back into habitable condition (apart from the bits the Serbs use, which are OK).