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Winston Smith

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  • Comment on: Housing association surpluses soar by 60 per cent to nearly £1 billion

    Winston Smith's comment | 24/11/2013 11:47 am

    I notice even a2dominion has made a fat profit too.
    No wonder they can afford to behave so arrogantly towards tenant's abusing human rights.
    Still they need all the profits they can make for the all important office parties, and the oligarchs of arrogance.

  • Comment on: Hopkins: it’s easy to fill voids

    Winston Smith's comment | 24/11/2013 11:42 am

    Dear Michael Barratt

    Thank you your posting;

    Hopkins says that it is easy to fill voids, yet apparently not between his ears.

    was the best comment I've read in a long time.

    As we all know this evil Tory backed regime is hell bent on destroying the very concept of Social Housing.
    Their complacency and cowardice is legendary.

  • Comment on: MBE awarded housing association founder dies

    Winston Smith's comment | 21/11/2013 8:33 pm

    Sorry to hear the very sad news about Mrs Simmons.

    By the way is that the Paul Yates formerly of Acton Housing Association/Dominion Housing Group plc?

    How you doing Mr Yates, developed a conscience yet have you?
    Hope your salary is large enough.

  • Comment on: Councils begin legal challenge against Boris' rent model

    Winston Smith's comment | 21/11/2013 6:41 pm

    The old social housing model is no longer working?

    I would really like to see your evidence?

    Social housing is in crisis, (yes nothing new there).
    But by persecuting the poorest instead of the richest is not going to solve the economy, the deficit, the shortage of affordable housing, and certainly will not free up housing in Islington, or anywhere else.
    By the way I'm a Graduate (Mature Student), and unlike you and Boris I believe affordable Social Housing for all, who require it is a fundamental right, and demonstrates a Country that is Civilised and not a money-pit for property owning Oligarchs.
    The relentless obsession for home ownership is finite, sooner or later the bubble will burst.

  • Comment on: Illegal sub-letting will be hard to prove

    Winston Smith's comment | 14/01/2012 4:00 pm

    Well, A2Dominion must be jumping for joy!

    But I suspect that half of their Tenant's (or sub Tenant's) are sub letting anyway.

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  • Posted in: Ban "Anonymous" Posters to Forums

    Winston Smith's post | 18/10/2011 4:44 pm

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  • Posted in: Diferences Between Housing Officer and Neighbourhood Officer

    Winston Smith's post | 18/10/2011 3:50 pm

    Are there any differences between the terms Housing Officer and Neighbourhood Officer?


    The older term "Housing Officer" appeared specific and personal, whereas the newer term
    "Neighbourhood Officer" appears as non-specific ambiguous and impersonal.
    For instance where does the "neighbourhood" begin and end?
    We all know what "housing" is and can identify and relate this whether we rent or pay a mortgage.


    Or is it merely Sociological and cosmetic?

  • Posted in: Ban "Anonymous" Posters to Forums

    Winston Smith's post | 05/10/2011 10:26 pm

    I would like to suggest that IH consider banning those Poster's who hide behind their prejudiced and offensive comments by being "Anonymous".

    They are nothing but "Trolls" malicious and vacuous.

    Their comments contribute nothing of any value to any debate.

    Many Tenants who ask for help or advice on the IH Forum do so as they are at their lowest ebb, desperate for some constructive comments.

    But there are those twisted, spiteful individuals who enjoy peversely to gloat at someone elses problems. I believe it is called shadefreude .

    The Web is resplendent with Forums of all kinds, and of course these are patrolled by these parasites who are too cowrdly to identify themselves.

    Therefore, why should IH allow Anonymous posters? What have they to fear from identifying themselves

  • Posted in: How long should a Tenant have to wait for Housing Officer to Phone?

    Winston Smith's post | 05/10/2011 9:26 pm

    Well, it's so good to see rationality still exists within social housing.

    I suspect many of the "Anonymous" posters to my question are merely mindless trolls who despise social housing tenants anyway.

    Some comments were quite helpful and constructive, and I thank you for your intelligent thoughtful comments.

    But, as for suggesting I put my self in the housing officers shoes, yes gladly, give me his/her salary then I will empathise but not before.

    If you can not do the job don't take it out on your customers (tenant's).

    Finally, what makes you think I am an A2 Dominion tenant?

    Why is it my neighbour has a "hot line" to our housing officer and not us?

    More the case of Preferential treatment, deserving versus undeserving!

  • Posted in: Advice Regarding Landlords Discrimination

    Winston Smith's post | 29/09/2011 3:59 pm

    This relates to my recent post regarding "How Long Should it Take a Housing Officer to Phone".

    Well, since then I have discovered that my Landlord is actively involved in discrimination against us.

    They have taken side in a neighbour dispute, and I am angered and appalled.

    Earlier this year we saw the housing Manager and housing officer with our Solicitor, (and they had a solicitor too but did not mention one would be present a the meeting).

    At this meeting the Housing manager excalimed that they would not carry on with their persecution of us and would "draw a line" and treat us fairly. (Seems those were empty words).

    My question is this, is a landlord allowed to take side in a dispute, and discriminate against their Tenant's?

    What protection does a Tenant have against such tyranny?

    I would be garetful for any advice

    Kindest of Regards

    Roger P Murphy

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