8:17 AM, 31st October 2014, About 9 years ago 63
Please take a close look at this picture in Shelter’s latest propaganda (below).
Have a look at the walls and the blinds!
Would you live like this?
Clearly this mother has very little self respect and hasn’t touched any cleaning products for years.
Was the property like this when she moved in? If so why did she move in?
Even if that’s all she can afford, and it was in that state on day one, surely she would want to clean it up for the health of her child if nothing else?
These are the pictures that are being shown to our MP’s to influence licensing. If we want to stop the likes of Shelter from getting away with this ludicrous propaganda then landlords need to be asking the right questions so that people take a step back and think before they dig deep into their pockets to pay more.
For the record, if I found one of my tenants was living in these conditions I would evict, and probably report the mother to social services too. Now if that deserves the tag of “revenge eviction” I plead guilty.