Well Done B&Q raising £1million for “charity” advising tenants to break the law!

by Readers Question

10:21 AM, 25th February 2019
About 2 years ago

Well Done B&Q raising £1million for “charity” advising tenants to break the law!

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Well Done B&Q raising £1million for “charity” advising tenants to break the law!

I have just received this email fro B&Q and haven’t spent a penny with them since Property118 made me aware they sponsor Shelter!

THANK YOU for helping us raise more than £1,000,000 for the housing and homelessness charity, Shelter.

The money raised so far funds a team of specialist DIY Skills Advisers who support people struggling with bad housing and homelessness. The advisers have helped 700 individuals and families, by teaching them home improvement skills that assist with maintaining, redecorating and making their homes safe.

See how the team of advisers teach individuals valuable home improvement skills and give them the self-confidence to make their house a safe place to call home.
WATCH NOW
Find out more about our partnership with Shelter and how we create good homes by making home improvement accessible for everyone.
DONATE (or maybe not !!!)

Simon



Comments

Mike D

13:24 PM, 25th February 2019
About 2 years ago

No link?

terry sullivan

13:49 PM, 25th February 2019
About 2 years ago

boycott b&q

Chris @ Possession Friend

22:05 PM, 25th February 2019
About 2 years ago

Not Just B&Q !
There is tremendous lack of awareness amongst landlords about which companies support Shelter who attack landlords only last, gasping for breath tool against bad tenants - Sec 21.
I spoke to a group of keen experienced landlords recently, asking how many had policies with Legal & General, mortgages with Nationwide, shopped at M&S etc. by the time I'd finished, most had put their hand up at least ONCE.
Then I revealed the significance, that they were all supporting [ No ] Shelter. !

roly

11:51 AM, 26th February 2019
About 2 years ago

It's seldom I find comments on 118 mean minded. It's usually a generous forum that seeks to get the balance right between Landlords' viability and tenant rights. I have stopped my regular (and longstanding) donation to Shelter since they ramped up their Landlord bashing, but encouraging self-sufficiency for tenants and teaching them how to repair and maintain their homes seems a reasonable, even commendable initiative from B&Q.
I don't know many tenants who would rather repair something him/herself tan get the landlord to do it for them, so we're talking about tenants in neglected properties rented from unresponsive landlords.


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