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I spoke to someone the other day who very bravely withheld their rent and put it in a seperate account. The housing association took them to court but then they told the judge that they did have the money, they are just desperate to be heard as they are not getting any help. The judge ordered the housing association to do the repairs and the tenant to pay the rent. Apparently now when the person phones the housing association they jump to do the repairs. I am not as brave as that person, but I do understand the frustration ...
From Mia Woody, 07/04/2014 2:19 pm in Discussion forums re housing especially social housing
From Mr Webb, 02/10/2013 4:32 pm in are housing benefit under occupancy rules a threat to vulnerable people?
The vulnerable do appear to have been crucified by the welfare reforms. No doubt though the policy makers will claim it was not their fault and find some other group to blame it on.
posted Anonymously, 15/09/2013 9:07 pm in HCA Framework Document
i know of a social rent property which was vacant one day, new tennant ( via nomination from homeless) informed 3 days later, no mention of " affordable rent" in offer letter. Rent has increased by over 300.00 per month. Now that certainly is not Affordable..
had alot of questions but you guys got all the answers thanks.
From tony mcq, 06/07/2013 3:45 pm in L&Q Structural problems floor shakes when neighbours walk about
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU WANT TO SEE ME OR CONTACT ME-----ABOUT YOUR HOUSING DISTURBANCE--AND STRUC TUAL PROBLEMSS IM HAVING SAME PROBLEMS---WITH L Q---IS MY LANDLORD TOO------TONY----
From Jason Matthews, 25/05/2013 1:11 pm in Bedroom tax and lack of smaller properties to move into
thanks Anna - just what I needed
Oh, and just a couple of other points; don't bother explaining to those who are obviously clueless. Unless they've been in an extraordinary situation they can't possibly understand - let them remain in ignorance. Cut them off and out as being too offensive to bother with.
From alan brunwin children's author, 03/08/2012 4:13 pm in Yobs with Dogs: Another "needs" based allocation outcome
I live in shelterd housing and its a life of hell. we have a Rottweiler dog housed with two old people in a one bed no garden first floor flat next door to us 5 feet away, and its made our life hell. Kepts us awake night day with them taking the big dog down the staircase banging doors. The Housing assosiation are a law unto themselves do what they like to you. Even told us to move out if we don't like it. shame on them.The dog comes first.
What saddens me more Joe is that the scale of additional private rented homes has not involved any considerable extent of new building, simply the recycling of former home, and a large number of former social homes at that, into cash cows and multiple occupation rabbit hutches.