11:56 AM, 12th February 2017, About 5 years ago 10
In my opinion, the Shelter Housing Charity masquerade as a charity (their official classification) but are really an extreme left wing, anti-landlord lobbying group.
To my knowledge, they don’t provide any “shelter” for the homeless. Instead they seem to focus on making the lives of private housing providers (landlords) a misery.
Shelter run campaigns throught the year but expecially at Christmas which tug at the heart strings. They focus on homeless children and young homeless girls who often end up is difficult predicaments with sexual predators. They raise millions but to my knowledge none of it is actually spent on housing such people in property owned by Shelter .
Shelter support the restrictions on finance cost relief for individual landlords and completely ignore the overwhelming evidence that this will cause rental inflation and an increase in homelessness, especially of the most needy in society who are benefits dependent. It could be cynically argued that without a growing homelessness problem Shelter would struggle to expand!
WShelter admit to having campaigned heavily for landlord registration in Scotland and welcomed its introduction, However, with the passing of time they admit that the exercise was futile due to it costing more to collect the registration fees and administration of the scheme than the amount collected. They will even admit the resultant action to deter criminals operating in the sector has been completely insignificant. Nevertheless, they refuse to campaign for it to be withdrawn.e have absolute evidence of Shelter buying stock images of grotty properties and passing these off as appalling conditions in the private rented sector. Evidence and Analysis HERE
RANT OVER ….. for now!
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