Sandra Pomeroy

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 15th January 2016


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 17

Sandra Pomeroy

16:03 PM, 4th August 2017
About 2 years ago

Shelter and their abandonment of social tenants

Reply to the comment left by Mandy Thomson at 04/08/2017 - 15:40I'd left home at eighteen 1969 but before that I grew up in an appalling private rented house in Tottenham. I can only say I was overcome by envy when I visited school friends in their council houses! I guess looking back their homes weren't that special - but compared with what I was used to it seemed so. Our house was owned by one landlady, who lived in a very nice place of her own (she'd invite us over xmas). Pleasant enough as an individual, she did absolutely nothing to our falling apart property even after holes appeared in the roof rendering one room uninhabitable. I've since made jokes about how we were able to sleep under the stars, the walls running with hot-and-cold damp; the Ascot heater blowing up and so on.
Memories! I suppose it's what guides us to the beliefs we take with us into adulthood.
I better sign off before I start sounding like Monty Python's Four Yorkshiremen sketch....... Read More

Sandra Pomeroy

15:18 PM, 4th August 2017
About 2 years ago

Shelter and their abandonment of social tenants

Reply to the comment left by Mandy Thomson at 04/08/2017 - 13:34I agree with what you say. However, I'm in my 60s and remember the days when most of the council estates I came across were well looked after and there were in-house maintenance teams that not only dealt with everyday issues like blocked toilets but did so in a timely fashion.
However, that was in the days before houses were sold off without being replaced and in-house (estate-based) maintenance teams were removed and replaced with the cheapest companies - many of whom have less staff and cover say, the whole of London, not just a few nearby estates.
Compared to today, the councils of 30 or so years ago had many more resources at their disposal - not least of all the rents from their properties.
It's not surprising many are not fit for purpose these days - including my own local authority.... Read More

Sandra Pomeroy

19:17 PM, 31st July 2017
About 2 years ago

Shelter and their abandonment of social tenants

Reply to the comment left by "terry sullivan" at "31/07/2017 - 12:00":

Yes, people who donate to charities and purchase things often are taxpayers.
(???)... Read More

Sandra Pomeroy

12:32 PM, 30th July 2017
About 2 years ago

Shelter and their abandonment of social tenants

Reply to the comment left by "paul thomason" at "29/07/2017 - 22:38":

I don't think I claimed Shelter were 'so good'; I've never worked for them, nor have any special interest. I responded to this thread - which specifically mentions Shelter - merely to point out that the organisation can only act within their own mission statement, which is to provide advice, training etc
They have never been a housing association, providing actual houses.
Perhaps someone in power should call their bluff by offering them £billions to set up the provision of social housing for HB tenants (?).
Until that happens it can only be speculation as to how 'good' or otherwise they are... Read More

Sandra Pomeroy

12:18 PM, 29th July 2017
About 2 years ago

Shelter and their abandonment of social tenants

Reply to the comment left by "philip allen" at "29/07/2017 - 11:46":

"What planet are you from" (?). I don't believe anything I have written has been personally offensive.
It is perfectly possible to disagree with someone else's opinion without resorting to such comments.... Read More