Shelter again with latest TV advert!

Shelter again with latest TV advert!

9:17 AM, 30th March 2020, About 2 years ago 85

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I think the latest TV advert for Shelter is disgusting. Once again giving the impression that they provide housing and once again having a pop at landlords.

This time saying a tenant had called and said their landlord had asked them to leave the property in case they got Corona Virus. They really do make me sick.

We are fighting here to keep the country with a roof over their heads and they are spending out on advertising to keep their militant anti-landlord propaganda machine running, because the donations from B & Q and M & S are drying up.

David



Comments

by Annie Landlord

10:23 AM, 3rd April 2020, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Marie at 01/04/2020 - 12:44
Your story is at odds with the actual report
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-52132079

The other case involved a paramedic.
Shelter's ad is at the very least disingenuous as it deliberately seeks to use a less than truthful soundbite to vilify landlords. If the ad explained that this was a case of a landlady sharing facilities with a lodger I suspect the public reaction would be more considered. Many, many people would see both points of view.

by Anon

5:21 AM, 4th April 2020, About A year ago

[Marie] You landlords can sleep safely in your beds, and come home from work, knowing that your home will still be there.
That is an ignorant statement. My partner is a key worker (not NHS). Unlike, the rest of the population who are in lockdown, she still has to go to work. Does n't get paid extra. She has n't received any PPE. I can't get masks for her. They travel to work on overcrowded trains. Some of her colleagues have pulled in sickies to avoid the risk. Every day, I worry she is will bring the virus home.
I recently had to make visit a property for a repair issue

So if I catch the virus from her, and the Doctor has to decide who to give that last ventilator to a landlord or to someone else?
Who will they chose??
There is a shortage of ventilators and the newspapers reports doctors have to play God and make life or death decisions, on who gets them. So if there is a choice between a landlord ans someone else. With this advert, Shelter are trying to kill landlords.

by Mick Roberts

8:51 AM, 4th April 2020, About A year ago

Yes they pick the most worst thing don't they.

I was talking to a tenant the other day why we & tenants are in this mess & I said u know who's responsible etc. She said Shelter that place where they give people houses. That's what we're up against with the Media & the word Shelter.

by Mick Roberts

8:53 AM, 4th April 2020, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Monty Bodkin at 02/04/2020 - 15:37
Ha ha Great words Monty. Same here. Similar to my stance.
You forgot to say We've also had 2 years rental income too against all the odds that keep being chucked against us.

by Mick Roberts

8:54 AM, 4th April 2020, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Shelter at 02/04/2020 - 16:58Whilst Shelter is on here, Greg Beales said he was ringing me a year ago, still waiting. This was also in a public post with Paul Shamplina on Twitter this week. And again still waiting.
And I don't really want to call Shelter as I REALLY REALLY like to help HB tenants having housed thousands of homeless over the years. However my HB UC tenants can no longer leave me cause of policies that Shelter has endorsed & supported. I'm sure if they worked with good landlords, we can together tell Govt & Councils & DWP & UC & Licensing etc., Look tnis really ain't helping tenants, all u doing is pushing costs up to get at 200 bad Landlords & help 200 tenants, 19800 tenants have suffered & are now paying more rent (an example I have).

by Dennis Stephenson

13:18 PM, 4th April 2020, About A year ago

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.

by david corless

9:47 AM, 5th April 2020, About A year ago

yes I have seen that add
it is putting thing at an extreme
surely there is a standards authority that can regulate this
David

by Mike T

11:37 AM, 10th April 2020, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Dennis Leverett at 30/03/2020 - 11:57
I have also lodged a complaint. Got a auto reply to confirm receipt.

by Gromit

11:58 AM, 10th April 2020, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Mike T at 10/04/2020 - 11:37Beware you'll get the run around. ASA say it's outside their remit as it doesn't qualify as being an advertisement, then you go to the Charities Commission who refer you to the ASA. Not sure Readings Standards can do anything? It's a bit of a conspiracy.

by Chris @ Possession Friend

12:24 PM, 10th April 2020, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Gromit at 10/04/2020 - 11:58
Yes probably, But Landlords have ' got to keep making noise. '


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