Abimbola Badejo very interesting post.
Kass you are spot on. I was a happy secure council tenant by choice and now am a very unhappy assured tenant by majority vote. It is surprising what people will give up for a new kitchen cabinet !
The tranfer document promised us rents would not change and be based on formulaic target rents now they are based on 105% of target rents and the over seeing council does not even know what you are talking about.
I thought I would try and influence policy and strategy by becoming a tenant board director. Of course I first had to get qualifed via a 6 day course. As a tenant I needed training to know how to behave despite my honours degree in economics and a career as a senior manager in a FTSE 500 company.
This week my wife learned that her complaint about disabled facilities has been accepted by the Housing Ombudsman. Two days later I am suspended as a Director because broadly I support my wifes complaint. Bl**dy right I do !
I could go on and will do as I hope to get my site at www.socialhousing.info up and running in the next couple of months.
Kass I admire your endurance and wish you well as I do you Mr Abimbola Badejo