Shelter ask for Landlords views

by Property 118

10:12 AM, 13th June 2019
About 2 weeks ago

Shelter ask for Landlords views

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Shelter ask for Landlords views

Two Property118 members have pointed out that Shelter are actually asking for views from Landlords and have produced a survey to complete: Click Here.

The request from Shelter states: “Take our survey to help us understand what’s important to you and how we can best work together towards developing a better private rental sector. Answers are completely anonymised.”

Questions include:

  • What were your motivations for becoming a landlord?
  • What are the best things about being a landlord?
  • What are the main challenges you face as a landlord?
  • How would you describe your relationship with your tenants?
  • How do you think Shelter can work better with landlords?
  • What has been your experience of Shelter?

We all hope this can be used as a positive step for Shelter and the PRS to start working together as opposed to against each other to the benefit of tenants.



Comments

Annie Landlord

11:13 AM, 13th June 2019
About 2 weeks ago

I made some comments to Shelter on Twitter a couple of days ago, including asking why they are seeking our views, having spent the last year vilifying landlords and encouraging those people who label us f..... parasites.
The survey asks a lot of questions to help them gather info on landlord demographics - why do they need this? That info is easily available and routinely published by the RLA and NLA.
The questions about how landlords view Shelter are - well - interesting!

Frederick Morrow-Ahmed

11:39 AM, 13th June 2019
About 2 weeks ago

Ha ha, just threw the book at them! Thanks for alerting us.

Mark Alexander

11:56 AM, 13th June 2019
About 2 weeks ago

They might not like my answers, but I have completed their survey

Ian Narbeth

12:16 PM, 13th June 2019
About 2 weeks ago

I have completed it and offered to provide additional feedback. If Shelter engage with us, they will discover we don't all have horns and a tail and belch sulphur.

Mark Alexander

12:45 PM, 13th June 2019
About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 13/06/2019 - 12:16
Likewise, I also gave them my email and phone numbers

Whiteskifreak Surrey

13:15 PM, 13th June 2019
About 2 weeks ago

No time to complete today, but I will definitely do it. I think it is worth putting our views forward.
Saying that I concur with Annie Landlord asking why suddenly that change of attitude? Or what is behind that really?

Mark Alexander

13:16 PM, 13th June 2019
About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Whiteskifreak Surrey at 13/06/2019 - 13:15
It takes all of two minutes, mainly multiple choice answers so very little typing required

Whiteskifreak Surrey

14:04 PM, 13th June 2019
About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Mark Alexander at 13/06/2019 - 13:16
Thank you Mark - done. Indeed very quick and easy
I have also put some comment in the boxes provided for option 'OTHER'.
I was surprised that there were options which were negative for Shelter!

Binks

17:36 PM, 13th June 2019
About 2 weeks ago

I’ve also completed and offered feedback. We need to be direct, but let’s all keep it civil and constructive - we don’t need rants or bad language.

Chris Clare

9:17 AM, 14th June 2019
About 2 weeks ago

Am I the only sceptical one. I wouldn't mind betting it is Shelters way of getting dirt on us.

Like a journalist use our responses and spin the results to once again make the industry look bad.

My suggestion is, rather than "throw the book at them" let's try and be bigger and provide quality sensible balanced feedback.

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