Dennis Stephenson

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Thursday 6th April 2017

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 16

Dennis Stephenson

10:43 AM, 6th April 2020, About 2 years ago

Misleading the public as to what they are using their money for?

I have listened carefully to what is actually said and the monologue is quite clever. The first part says that they are receiving a lot more calls from people worried about their jobs, homes and so on which could actually be true. It doesn't imply what advice, if any, is being given or that they are trying to rehouse anyone. Then there's the "case" of a health worker who the landlord is trying to evict "in case she gets the coronavirus" without giving details. Note that getting the words "health worker" and "coronavirus" in focusses the mind on the current situation. Probably a load of bullsh*t and non-specific enough for them to wriggle out of if pressed. Then the appeal for money without really giving any indication as to what they are to do with it. The whole thing probably professionally written and, as I said previously, quite clever. They're opportunistically (?) using the coronavirus to raise funds. The advert makes me feel sick.... Read More

Dennis Stephenson

13:18 PM, 4th April 2020, About 2 years ago

Shelter again with latest TV advert!

I actually raised this as a comment in another thread days ago. If you listen to what is said very carefully then the first part is probably true in that they will have had increased calls from people worried about the virus, losing their jobs and the present uncertainties. Unusual for shelter. The bit about the possible and I repeat possible eviction is so vague as to be laughable. Aside from being impossible at the moment as against government legislation and the courts being closed. I agree that the advert angers and sickens me.... Read More

Dennis Stephenson

14:52 PM, 27th March 2020, About 2 years ago

Court service has suspended ALL ongoing housing possession action!

I know this is strictly not on thread but I was watching Discovery Science last night and twice and ad for Shelter popped up. Full of vague statements ( I listened closely to what was being said and nothing factual but just insinuations ) and mentioning a health worker that is being threatened with eviction and asking for £10 towards their coffers. Brazen, is what I call it.... Read More

Dennis Stephenson

14:46 PM, 5th November 2019, About 2 years ago

As a Landlord in the General Election I intend to vote for:

I voted Brexit last time but this time will be voting Conservative. York voted to remain but our Conservative MP is for leaving and has more or less voted that way. I don't see the Brexit candidate winning. Like many of you I don't see a real alternative to voting Conservative as the Brexit party are for a no deal exit, Labour is toxic while Corbyn is leader and seems to yoy-yo about in his opinions. The Lib Dems seem to be saying that they know better and will cancel the referendum result if they are able to. We voted Lib Dem in the council elections because we know the candidates and they have got things done locally but Jo Swinson doesn't come across to me as anything but a forceful know-it-all. On PRS policies I don't think any of the parties are worth voting for but what's the alternative?... Read More

Dennis Stephenson

14:24 PM, 2nd October 2019, About 2 years ago

Gas boilers to be banned from new builds by 2025

As you say, new unproven technology with air source heat pumps. Also no case law or insurance provenance yet to cover the problems that may arise. Similar for solar panels really. Our dwelling is a four bed dormer house not suitable for solar panels and probably not suitable for ashp's either. We have a gas combi boiler but due to outbuildings little scope for where to put the ashp. Apparently in winter you may need to have the heating on all the time and as the radiator temperatures will be lower it will take longer to heat the house up from cold. According to the energy saving trust website this system is more suitable for underfloor or warm air systems. So, a case of replacing something tried and true for something less suitable, unproven and probably inferior for the traditional brick home. Say do light bulbs ring a bell?... Read More