I just read on this very website news that some very industrious and capitalist minded people were arrested and prosecuted for using other people as slave labour... May I ask THIS LEARNED HOUSE, why the government are not arresting and prosecuting themselves for forcing citizens into slave-like labour (ie working for very little or nothing at the end of the week)?... Because as much as I try I can't see any difference AT ALL from what the government has been doing in those prosecuted in this slave-laboutr incident.
2,500 new affordable homes (for the middle classes who can afford them) and not a single "social" home for those who can't afford the affordable ones?
Surprise surprise... It is a fact old as time that without a living wage your are better off not working... If the government wants to encourage work, surely they know that it is impossible unless there is a minimum LIVING wage (which includes rent of course)... So many people have been conned into work, but soon you'll get a backlash, and next survey in a few months time will say the majority of not working people have given up working because it does not pay
social and affordable homese built.... How many EXACTLY are 'social'. please?... Probably none of them or a handful... We already know the affordable are not affordable and only a plot to turn social housing into middle class affordable housing.
Comment on: First social supermarket in the UK opens
My kind of shop... Open one of them in Lambeth and it will make big business, with queues going roung the block.
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Well, yes, I actively seeking to be appointed to the board of a housing association so I can change things round for the likes of you. If they appoint me Ceo I might do it even quicker... IN the meantime you better employ your time to organize tenants to have real say and power because while I might be moaning now, you might be desperately crying when either your employer or landlord dump you and you will find out that - surprise surprise - they are not on your side but on their side. and you have no tenant organization to stand up for you.
there is a overall restrictions against comments all over the place here. First on London and Quadrant articles. The Ceo David "Lord" (or rather God) MOntague could not be commented upon... Why? Because the comments where critical... Then gradually the most popular FORUM THREADS disappeared from the front page into God knows where - as to get to them is like trying to find the Barbican... Comments have been removed at will and without knowledge of the poster... Now one thing all these posts and threads had in common was: they were CRITICAL of social landlords... Would have they been removed if they were all saying how fantastic hour social landlords and Housing Associations and their ceos are?... Well, I'll leave ther reader to make their own mind up about that... But with my own limited intelligence and understanding I can only draw a conclusion of what's Inside Housing policy, when you cannot handle criticism you either hide it where you will find very hard to see it or find some creative way of banning it altogether.... It might not be a great victory for free speech but it should make very happy all the "quiet " professional subscirbers who read INSIDE HOUSING at great leisure during working hourse and post during working hours probably with their directors approval (while they all get paid off my rent ) things like "we do not subscribe to IH to read the rubbish posted by Tenantplus"... "He has never been in a baordroom or worked in social housing, etc" And call for me to be banned, for the moderator to do his/her job (le to either delete my posts or ban me from posting)... Byt you know what, I have a feeling that one day I will meet some of these housing professional hypocrites in a boardroom... I only hope it's sooner than later...
Posted in: Under occupation
So if a bedroom flat is so small that one cannot even swing a cat - will the tenant be allowed to claim a weekly compensation for it not being exactly a one bedroom flat but a half=-bedroom flat?... surely if tenants have to pay extra for an extra bedroom, they should equally be able to claim an extra weekly allowance of housing benefit if they only live in a half-bedroom flat. Looking forward to a legal challenge to have the half-bedroom flat recognised as half-bedroom flats and not as one-bedroom flats only because they have self-contained kitchen and toilet.
Posted in: Late payment of home loss
The usual spin on "misunderstanding" and we 'apologise' from social landlords. . That's how social landlords go about it... Well, what is the good of all that to tenants?... Is the Head of Options now going to be sacked? Or made to pay compensation out of his own pocket?... Or is any director involved made to pay with a cut in his bonus/salary?... This is what that matters to any tenant paying for dis-service and not spin or promises of this or that.
I do think the level of compensation offered is insulting and offensive. I have had bad experiences of harassment both by neighbighour and my housing trust, which is in London. all reported to trust, police and even council. All I can say to help you is that if it is helpful - especially if it is the same housing trust - i can give you incidents data of what happened to me and even witness in court - if you need this you should give me a way of contacting you. I cannot give you my email here but I certainly give you permission to ask for it to the editor of Inside Housing and to contact me.