Old Mrs Landlord

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Tuesday 2nd February 2016

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Old Mrs Landlord

19:49 PM, 2nd April 2020
About 2 days ago

Shelter again with latest TV advert!

Reply to the comment left by Monty Bodkin at 01/04/2020 - 16:16
Thanks for pointing this out Monty - I had not made the connection with previous posts but you have made me aware of the suspiciously remarkable coincidence shown by Marie's interventions here. (V. busy lambing at present so only catch up with latest posts).... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

14:19 PM, 1st April 2020
About 3 days ago

Shelter again with latest TV advert!

Reply to the comment left by Marie at 01/04/2020 - 12:44What you say about the insecurity of lodgers is theoretically true but the experiences you describe are few and far between. What regular landlords object to is the way Shelter words its commercials to give the impression to the general public that anyone in rented accommodation is likely to suffer the experience of this medic when we are all too well aware that it takes us over six months to evict a delinquent tenant. When the term "landlord/lady" is used, people in general will assume a tenant is involved and jump to the conclusion that the landlady is flouting the regulations. This reinforces the impression for us landlords that Shelter never misses an opportunity to blacken the reputation of landlords in the public conciousness, hence the title of this thread.
Junior doctors are not particularly well paid but it is surprising if they cannot even afford to rent a studio flat of their own and have to lodge in someone else's house, in full knowledge of the very different conditions that apply to lodgers.... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

19:58 PM, 30th March 2020
About 5 days ago

Shelter again with latest TV advert!

If the person who contacted Shelter is indeed a lodger in someone's home, the homeowner might be an old person with health issues which make her particularly vulnerable to Covid 19 so it would be really dangerous to share facilities with a lodger who is daily being exposed to heavy doses of coronavirus and from whom it is impossible for her to self-isolate. We should not be too quick to judge when the full facts are unknown, neiher should Shelter opportunistically use the case in a way which gives the impression that this is what all landlords do, suggesting they care nothing for their tenants and have no respect for the medical staff to whom we owe so much at this time. (I speak as an old person and the mother of a nurse in the thick of it.)... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

7:03 AM, 25th March 2020
About A week ago

Gas Safe - Advice and suspension of Safety inspections

Reply to the comment left by wanda wang at 24/03/2020 - 21:12
Yes Wanda, that's what we'd all like to know but there's a limit to how many issues the government can deal with at once so presumably they are prioritising the most urgent. By the time the dust has settled and the Covid 19 episode is history I expect the number of private landlords will be greatly reduced. If the powers that be continue the current policy of scapegoating us for all their political mismanagement and prosecute us for conditions not of our making and outside our control there will be only one or two corporate build-to-rent companies and the inevitable criminal few individuals left in the PRS sector I fear.... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

14:13 PM, 21st March 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Sometimes, some things have just got to be said

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 20/03/2020 - 07:52Unfortunately it's those who are used to having everything freely provided for them, paid for by the taxes of those who've worked for all they have, who seem to be the most demanding - gimme, gimme, gimme more.... Read More