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Shelter misleading the public about its finances

Shelter misleading the public about its finances...

If you search on Shelter’s website for Annual Report you will be given a link with that name which takes you to a page called “How we spend your money” This states, “For every £1 you donate 79p...

Shelter CEO is also confused about no-fault evictions

Shelter CEO is also confused about no-fault evictions...

As I mentioned previously, Polly Neate appeared about 5 and a half minutes into the Tonight programme last week called Britain’s Property Crisis. Click Here to view Polly said “These so-called Section...

Shelter CEO is confused about the reasons for evictions

Shelter CEO is confused about the reasons for evictions...

Polly Neate took part in the Tonight programme last week called Britain’s Property Crisis. Click Here to see episode. She said, just about 5 and a half minutes into the programme “At Shelter we see,

Shelter deter judge evicting anti-social tenants using dubious technicality

Shelter deter judge evicting anti-social tenants using dubious...

The court hearing described below took place recently, but the subsequent conversation is imagined. Hello darling, how was your day with Shelter? Oh darling, it was wonderful, I am on cloud nine.  I managed...

Does the truth not matter to Shelter?

Does the truth not matter to Shelter?

Does the truth not matter to Shelter, or does the end justify the means? Shelter recently issued a document in partnership with the National Housing Federation (NHF) called “Stop DSS discrimination”...

Why didn’t Shelter find somewhere for Stephen?

Why didn’t Shelter find somewhere for Stephen?

Shelter’s campaign with Rosie featured in a BBC News article back in February.  I quoted this at length, and linked to it, last week: Click Here Today I looked at the comments that had been put under...

Was Shelter’s campaign with Rosie likely to succeed if it got to court?

Was Shelter’s campaign with Rosie likely to succeed if it got...

Last week Shelter issued a document in partnership with the National Housing Federation (NHF) called “Stop DSS discrimination” Click Here Their argument is on Page 6, with the heading “What does...

Will Shelter sue Birmingham City Council or letting agents and landlords?

Will Shelter sue Birmingham City Council or letting agents and...

On 22 August Shelter issued its press release about the mystery shopping, which had notes for editors.  The first note said detailed research can be found in ‘Stop DSS Discrimination: Ending prejudice...

Shelter shocked at result of 10%, no make that 4.7% or maybe zero

Shelter shocked at result of 10%, no make that 4.7% or maybe...

Last week Shelter published the results of their mystery shopper exercise, in partnership with  National Housing Federation (NHF).  The latter is in the social sector so it is a mystery in itself why...

Free advice for Shelter

Free advice for Shelter...

Shelter have supported various initiatives to change the PRS so I wondered if I could do the same for them.  The accounts to March 2018 aren’t online yet, so I looked at the previous year’s figures:...

Generation Rent wants unlimited tenancies and no sales of rental properties to FTBs

Generation Rent wants unlimited tenancies and no sales of rental...

Dan Wilson Craw, director of Generation Rent, had an article in CityMetric, “an arm of the New Statesman”, last week entitled “Here’s why government plans for longer tenancies don’t go far enough”.

Is IPPR’s report “On borrowed time” pure fantasy or a cynical publicity stunt?

Is IPPR’s report “On borrowed time” pure fantasy or a cynical...

Whatever it was, the call for the Bank of England to freeze house prices for 5 years was lapped up by the Guardian and the Times.  For those like myself who had never heard of the IPPR, it describes itself...

Onward’s paper “Green, pleasant and affordable” is incredible, unfortunately

Onward’s paper “Green, pleasant and affordable” is incredible,

Onward has published its first policy paper, “Green, pleasant and affordable”..  It was written by Neil O’Brien, who has been an MP since June 2017.  He is a Conservative, believe it or not.

Is government thinking of disallowing operating costs, and for companies as well?

Is government thinking of disallowing operating costs, and for...

Two days ago the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government launched a survey “Questionnaire used for the English Private Landlord Survey 2018.” The Ministry says that landlords and agents...

Why did the IFS issue the report “The decline of homeownership among young adults”?

Why did the IFS issue the report “The decline of homeownership...

The Institute for Fiscal Studies issued the Briefing Note “The decline of homeownership among young adults” on 16 February. It contained findings, but did not make any recommendations. The key findings...

Misinformation, government propaganda, hyperbole and irrelevance!

Misinformation, government propaganda, hyperbole and irrelevance!

Dear Ms Beddoes The Economist’s recent article below has just been brought to my attention.  It is a mixture of misinformation, government propaganda, hyperbole and irrelevance. Struggles of the...

Patrick Collinson has done it again!

Patrick Collinson has done it again!

Patrick Collinson has again misunderstood a report with big numbers in it, like he did in the summer: Patrick Collinson “Guardian of Housing Ignorance” This time it was a report from Scottish Widows...

Mayor of Newham claims half the landlords there evade tax

Mayor of Newham claims half the landlords there evade tax...

Last month a couple of unsubstantiated statistics were published in the papers.  They both came from the Labour mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales, who has an axe to grind.  He is fighting the government...

Patrick Collinson “Guardian of Housing Ignorance”

Patrick Collinson “Guardian of Housing Ignorance”...

The 1,400% returns figure for Buy-to Let was grossly inflated In fact it was both gross and inflated.  It was also fictitious, and contained errors.  It may have led George Osborne to introduce Section...

The paradox of Section24

The paradox of Section24...

Last week a reader pointed out that the gross yield figures that are bandied about are misleading and we should concentrate on the return on investment (ROI). Click here to see “We Should Be Using...

Who hijacked the JRF project “Poverty, evictions and forced moves”?

Who hijacked the JRF project “Poverty, evictions and forced...

Four people from the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research (CCHPR) wrote the report, and a summary, for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).  That is to say, four of its members are credited...

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