Sockets in the main room stopped working. @Giles investigated and in the socket under the doorbell chime he found terminals vibrating and getting hot. Giles has disabled the circuit at the consumer unit. THIS MUST NOT BE SWITCHED ON AGAIN UNTIL FAULTS HAVE BEEN REMEDIED. The fault has been reported to the landlord today with a request for a new socket circuit to be wired from BR’s consumer unit.
There’s a socket on a different circuit (near the ceiling atop the central pole) that’s still ok.