Shelter ask for Landlords views

by Property 118

10:12 AM, 13th June 2019
About 8 months 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.


Mick Roberts

6:16 AM, 16th June 2019
About 8 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Clint at 15/06/2019 - 18:08
That's perfect Clint.

Another way we have to educate UC & the Govt. They say why don't u kick her out now she's in rent arrears. I say you lot don't know how it works in the real world do u?
Now she's in rent arrears, she's like Gold Dust. I can finally get the rent paid to me. I don't want to lose her now as u will then give me another tenant who could go another 2 months rent arrears. No thanks, I'll keep this bad one thanks. Yes in arrears, but at least I'm being paid now.
Another fallacy of the Govt, making it seem correct to keep a bad paying UC tenant.

Jonathan Clarke

8:43 AM, 16th June 2019
About 8 months ago

Yes agreed change overs are very expensive
Better the devil you know often
My payment plans for those two months arrears are just like what the courts would offer. I do it though and cut out the hassle of middle man and the £1000 court costs they want for it
Some tenants pay me back @ £5 pcm but I dont care . One kept going for 3 yrs then suddenly paid off £800 to clear the debt as they had landed a much better job . I offer them a discount for a lump sum clearance as well .
People respect you if you work with them not against them
Shelter should try it

Old Mrs Landlord

9:41 AM, 16th June 2019
About 8 months ago

Your reasoning is sound and logical Mick from the defrauded landlord's point of view but, as you indicate, it illustrates the craziness of a system that, in practice, actually rewards tenants who have misappropriated taxpayers' money. UC was introduced with the noble aim of teaching those on benefits to be responsible with their money and encourage them into work but it does not allow for human nature and the fact that some people do not want to be responsible and others will never be capable of being so. Perversely, the way the system was designed puts all the risk onto the landlord.

Arnie Newington

11:35 AM, 16th June 2019
About 8 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Lyndon Whitehouse at 15/06/2019 - 19:29I think you are being naive Shelter see the government surveys regarding tenant satisfaction but choose to ignore it and label landlords rogues. What they want to do is say they engage with Lls and then misrepresent LLs to suit their agenda. A good example is what happened to the Wilsons on Panorama were he thought his views on the PRS would be shown but instead he was presented as a greedy, bullying, bogey man and Shelter presented as Tenant champions.

Sami Houmrani

16:17 PM, 16th June 2019
About 8 months ago

There’s nothing about Shelter that need to be changed other than everything.

Frederick Morrow-Ahmed

19:28 PM, 16th June 2019
About 8 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Sami Houmrani at 16/06/2019 - 16:17
Change of name to "Tenant Advocacy Group" or "Tenant Friend" or something similar would be a good start.

Mark Shine

20:07 PM, 16th June 2019
About 8 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Frederick Morrow-Ahmed at 16/06/2019 - 19:28I’m sure they do some genuinely worthwhile work (??) but yes I suspect a very large part of their success (and perception of trust from the public) is down to one reason only: being able to legally use the (somewhat inaccurately in this case) descriptive word ‘SHELTER’ as their company name, corporate ID and strap line for marketing purposes


1:50 AM, 17th June 2019
About 8 months ago

Obfuscated Data

Jonathan Clarke

3:40 AM, 17th June 2019
About 8 months ago

Reply to the comment left by ameliahartman at 17/06/2019 - 01:50
Your argument is flawed I believe. The fact that the law may be wrong doesnt mean that Shelter is not a tenant advocacy group. Shelter are a tenant advocacy group fighting for tenants rights . They try to help tenants and be their advocate in all manner of ways. Nothing wrong with that . Lots of organisations are advocates for their chosen specific groups . The RLA and NLA for example are landlord advocacy groups .

Mark Alexander

7:30 AM, 17th June 2019
About 8 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Jonathan Clarke at 17/06/2019 - 03:40
Amelia admits the law is wrong but is also supporting a Charity which is immorally abusing those laws and campaigning to make the laws even more wrong. They even tell lies on National TV and to politicians to achieve that morally bankrupt objective.

Even when the Government make mistakes which will cause increased homelessness by causing good landlords to exit the sector, Shelter not only refuse to lobby Government to put things like but they also claim the changes as a victory. S24, Universal Credit, the Tenancy Fees Ban, LHA caps, Selective and additional licensing, increased SDLT etc. being just a few of these issues which Shelter have either been silent in or celebrated in recent years.

That’s why I do not support them.

I particularly enjoyed reading the post from Appalled Landlord.

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