Dr Kevin Jones

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Wednesday 11th April 2018


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Dr Kevin Jones

0:34 AM, 23rd January 2020
About A year ago

Cats and dogs policy shortsighted

Reply to the comment left by steve p at 22/01/2020 - 12:47Here is more hysteria from medical papers:
Chan&Leung 2017, Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Journal (US) - citing c 20% worldwide population affected by pet hair and skin allergies, numbers affected growing as our immune system weakens from pollution.
Hellgren et al, Allergic rhinitis and the high cost to society in time off work from pet allergens,. 2010, Allergy Journal.
Ownby, DR, Difficult to control (chronic) asthma and the (prolonged) burden of illness from pet body materials, 2010, Allergy and Asthma Proc.
Mandhane et al, The risks of atopy (immune deterioration) in children and adults from pets, 2009, Allergy and Clin. Immunology.
etc, etc.
-but then I forget, we do things by popular appeal in the UK now, not by science, that is why we have such a strong economy (sic).
As newer 'modern day' tenants abetted by their fee starved lawyers find out the names to sue when the tenants cant get rid of their chronic rhinitis and have to take massive time off work, etc, (so losing more millions from our flourishing nation's economy) they, or their lawyers, will not forgive the 'pet compassionate' rogue behaviour ridden landlords.
In addition, no landlord should ever consider a dog from the dangerous dogs list.
Very good pet owner courses do exist, but commentator kindly reminds me that courses should now be more stringent than ever, so, here is an appeal for some new updated pet owner courses, ones eminently matched for rogue landlords. (Plenty of money can and will be made from these so get busy course providers!).... Read More

Dr Kevin Jones

17:30 PM, 11th April 2018
About 3 years ago

New landlord registration contravenes Human Rights Act

Reply to the comment left by Sean Graveney at 11/04/2018 - 16:32
Hi, Part L expands into the quintessential need to plan and act sustainably (see especially BREEAM legislation), with a positive impact on human health and well-being - see HDI. Many practices are getting better joined up now; having a bureaucracy that does not work or largely fails degrades the whole chain and the environment. I believe the equivalent outcome activity can be achieved with much less environmental footprint.

Hence selective licensing with a massive bureaucracy is not the humanistic or environmental way forward, it certainly is the councils way to protect its own interests. This ties back into Human Rights!... Read More

Dr Kevin Jones

16:17 PM, 11th April 2018
About 3 years ago

New landlord registration contravenes Human Rights Act

Reply to the comment left by Tony McVey at 11/04/2018 - 13:03
We are very poor at doing things sustainably. Please read Part L of the Building Regs and the associated supply chain, as well as BREEAM sustainability legislation. We are low down and sinking in the Human Development Index (please look this one up, it is very significant and important for all), 40,000+ deaths from street pollution (p.a), 30,000 deaths from fuel poverty (the worst in the western world, p.a.), yes now lets raise the rents of tenants again- this will inevitably have to happen with selective licensing - on the heels of the council tax rise and another fuel bills rise just announced, abetted further by the wild DISPROPORTIONATE paper chases planned..

I propose using spot checks with the Better Homes Strategy costing just a few tens of thousands per year per council.... Read More

Dr Kevin Jones

15:42 PM, 11th April 2018
About 3 years ago

New landlord registration contravenes Human Rights Act

Reply to the comment left by Rob Thomas at 11/04/2018 - 10:49
Disproportionate activity (hugely increased unnecessary bureaucracy, rises in rents, pressure on tenants, pressure on landlords) causes stress and poor health. Britain is a world leader in the latter with some of the highest serious disease incidents of developed nations. Why not use the 'BETTER HOMES' strategy with spot checks by a few extra council staff as a statistically penetrating way of improving standards?... Read More

Dr Kevin Jones

15:34 PM, 11th April 2018
About 3 years ago

New landlord registration contravenes Human Rights Act

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 11/04/2018 - 08:09
indeed it is the selective licensing... Read More