A Peterhead man has hit out at the council claiming it has failed to take action over rats spotted in his home.
Shaun Brown has lived in his Jamaica Street flat for almost a decade and claims the property has been plagued with vermin over the last few years.
Mr Brown, who lives alone, has previously reached out to Aberdeenshire Council for help, but said he was still struggling to convince the authority to get to the root of the problem.
The 34-year-old said he has no idea where the rodents have come from, but they started appearing about three years ago.
He has now made one final appeal for help.
“Nothing has been done,” he said.
“Since it started, I’ve been to the local MPs and have been in contact with the council.
“And I feel like nothing has been done.
“I’ve been here since 2009 on my own, and the rats have been showing up for the past two or three years. They just appeared one day. I don’t know from where.”
Since the problem started, he has taken several images of the rodents in his property.
A spokesman for Aberdeenshire Council said it would agree a programme of works to stop rodents finding a way into the building.
On the council website it states that the authority is responsible for letting a property in a “reasonably habitable condition” that meets health and safety standards.
However, it advises that tenants are then responsible for dealing with any infestation or vermin such as insects or rats.
The council spokesman said no evidence of rats had been found in the building.
“We have sent teams to investigate reports of rats at the property on two occasions,” he said.
“While there is no evidence of rats, there were signs of mice in the building and we have identified a need for some work to seal access points.
“We expect this work to take place in the coming weeks, and have written to all tenants of the property.”