Marie

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Monday 9th December 2019

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 45

Marie

18:32 PM, 1st April 2020
About 3 months ago

Shelter again with latest TV advert!

Reply to the comment left by Marie at 01/04/2020 - 18:31
Or am I missing something? I have read pages and pages of what sounds like extreme paranoia about Shelter. I just don’t understand.... Read More

Marie

18:31 PM, 1st April 2020
About 3 months ago

Shelter again with latest TV advert!

Reply to the comment left by Jireh Homes at 01/04/2020 - 18:06
God no I don’t work for Shelter! But from what I have read, I know you don’t like them, and think that their only motive is to ruin your lives. I don’t know much about them, I just know that their telephone helpline is very helpful for people in a genuine housing crisis. I have been forced to use it myself in the past, and I had no alternative agency I could go to for the advice which I needed at the time. They used to provide solicitors in some areas, but they all seem to have disappeared now. I don’t think has anything to do with “vilifying landlords”. But during this crisis, Shelter are the only people who I know of who you can turn to for housing advice, and they desperately need more housing advisers for their phone lines. The lines are rammed-people can’t get through. Council housing offices are shut, the CAB is shut, everything is shut. We are a country on lockdown, many living in fear that they will become ill and possibly die of covid 19. So it’s not surprising that landladies such as the one I know will ask their doctor lodgers to leave! She did it because she was terrified of covid 19! She is a lovely lady, and has taken in lodgers for many years. They have all been very happy there. I know a nurse who has just been given a week to get out of her rented room, as the landlord she lives with is frightened he will catch covid 19. He regularly drops provisions at the door of his elderly father’s nursing home, and is frightened that if he gets covid 19 and dies, his elderly father will lose his son. The nurse has lived there happily for almost five years, and she works on an elderly ward. The other lodger is a nurse working in a doctor’s surgery and she has also had her week’s notice. She has lived there for two years. The government are saying all evictions are illegal at this time, but lodgers need to know where they stand and so do the minority of tenants who live with the “slum landlords” we have all heard about who illegally evict their tenants by force. Some do it out of ignorance of the law, others are just bullies. But some who have had their possession hearings delayed, and who are owed significant amounts of rent, are bound to try and evict their tenants. We cannot deny that these scumbags exist. They give every landlord on this forum a very bad name. I know Shelter don’t house anyone anymore, but so what? Why don’t you want tenants who are being treated unfairly to receive legal advice about where they stand? You are all doing everything to the letter of the law, so Shelter are no threat to you.... Read More

Marie

12:44 PM, 1st April 2020
About 3 months ago

Shelter again with latest TV advert!

I would just like to take the opportunity to reassure you all that Shelter did NOT deceive ANYBODY with this advert. The case is genuine. The reason I know this is because I know the parties involved. The junior doctor and his landlady. She is not elderly, and she is in very good health. Nor does she care for anybody. She also has another lodger who is not in the medical profession who she did not ask to leave. Her junior doctor tenant is a hospital doctor, and she thought she would catch the Coronavirus off him. She demanded he pack his bags immediately and move out. He did so. He was fortunate that the hospital helped him out with alternative accommodation eventually, as sleeping in his car was impractical, as was sleeping on colleagues’ sofas. The point of the advert, I think, was to highlight the level of fear that people have right now, and how desperate Shelter are for more advisers on their telephone helpline. Also to reassure people that if something similar happens to them, they can can turn to Shelter for legal advice. The landlady is not a nasty person, she was fearful for her health and for her life. We are living in frightening times, the council housing office is closed, even the Citizens Advice Bureau is closed. It is scary. You landlords can sleep safely in your beds, and come home from work, knowing that your home will still be there. Lodgers do not have the same certainty, when their landlady or landlord can order them to leave, and even use force to turf them out, throw their belongings out of the window, and if they called the police, would the police let them back in? Many lodgers don’t even have lodgers’ agreements!... Read More

Marie

12:01 PM, 31st March 2020
About 3 months ago

Lodger rights at the current time?

Hi. Thank you for your comments. I am actually the lodger and I was given a month to leave which runs out today. My next place fell through, so I have nowhere to go. The police told me they would intervene if the landlord tries to remove me using violence, as he has threatened to do. He was very drunk last time and was intimidating me. He went off camping the following day and is still away, and I haven’t heard from him, even though I paid him extra rent to last until 11th April. I think he asked me to leave as he could get more money by using air bnb again, but currently that would be extremely difficult.... Read More

Marie

12:29 PM, 28th March 2020
About 3 months ago

Court service has suspended ALL ongoing housing possession action!

Where do lodgers stand in all of this? What are their rights?... Read More