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    Is it just me, or do other landlords find Shelter's latest advert highly offensive?. In their advert, they mentioned the landlord who evicted a NHS doctor. Shelter have stooped very low. It is painting landlords in cruel manner.

    It related to the story below. The NHS doctor was a lodger. He lived with his landlady. I know many people are scared. We saw that in the panic buying in the supermarket. It is understandable the landlady feared, the doctor lodger would bring the virus home.

    I know many families, who have loved ones, who still have to work during the lockdown, such as supermarket workers, pharmacists, bank clerks, deliver staff, opticians, postmen, post office workers, construction workers, tradesmen, diy staff, petrol station staff, refuse workers, social services, car mechanics... .... all are worried when they go to work, they can catch the virus. They are worried they will bring the virus back home and infect their loved ones (some of whom may be vulnerable and for whom the virus could be fatal).

    Was the landlady right to be worried?.

    Currently one in four NHS doctors is 'sick or in isolation'. Inadequate testing of NHS staff. Inadequate PPE. NHS 111 not picking up phone calls. GP's office shut or only doing telephone consultations.

    Statistics :
    UK: 2 doctors lost (and a doctors's daughter).
    Italy: 61 Italian doctors have died. 8358 health workers tested positive.
    Spain: 5400 workers contracted the virus

    A doctor was left close to tears after his landlady kicked him out of his rented room over fears he would give her coronavirus.  Joseph Alsousou had been renting a room in the woman’s home since August while working as a surgeon at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.  But he was asked to pack his belongings and leave because she was

    Finish the quote!


      Shelter never miss a trick when it comes to LL bashing. They are a political organisation who claim to help homeless people but are more concerned with their own profile. I have personal experience - they were more interested in penalising me as a LL than securing a good outcome for an elderly, sitting tenant who was overhoused in a cold house she could not afford to heat. Instead of looking for a solution they chose to go to court. Result - tenant became homeless and went sofa surfing at the age of 82yrs.

      When I see their charity boxes at B&Q I want to kick them!


        I agree with OP. We haven't heard the other side of the story, the LL may be in a vulnerable category and want to self isolate. An NHS worker is the riskiest you can get. No one is coming into my own house until this is over.


          Come on people, many might say let's not have landlords behaving as flakes! Smile, stay calm, carry on normally.

          There are bigger issues to worry about with the current crisis.

          Best wishes to all, stay safe!

          Artful: 72
          I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...


            The landlady's action can be considered from different angles, but the recording angel won't be noting it as an act of charity.


              Shelters portray is appalling, after all their advert is totally fake, I don't know anyone (even in normal situation) who is able to evict someone that quickly. We should all report it to Ofcom.


                Originally posted by ash72 View Post
                ... I don't know anyone (even in normal situation) who is able to evict someone that quickly. ..
                A live in (genuine live-in) Landlord usually can. No court involvement required. See..
                I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...


                  What shelter advert?
                  When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
                  Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).


                    Originally posted by ash72 View Post
                    I don't know anyone (even in normal situation) who is able to evict someone that quickly.
                    It was a lodging arrangement convenient for his place of work. He has a family home elsewhere.
                    It's being used to paint landlords as pantomime villains to raise revenue.


                      Originally posted by jpkeates View Post
                      What shelter advert?
                      It seems it was a TV advert.

                      See https://www.property118.com/shelter-...est-tv-advert/


                        Havent seen the advert - how many people do you think will have seen it?

                        According to the papers she first gave him 28 days notice but then asked him to leave immediately a few days later despite him trying to assure her he was low risk. So he had to drive 3 hours home that night and then spend time looking for accommodation when he should have been working - all because she was worried about sharing a kitchen and bathroom, both can be cleaned.

                        However worried you are kicking a doctor out with no notice at all was never going to go down well.


                          The problem is in how the advert was portrayed.
                          'Real' landlords will be delighted to have NHS tenants right now.


                            Funnily if someone actually need the assistance from shelter then they refer to citizen advice bureau who then refer back to shelter again who only emphasis then to read their theory on their website


                              Shelter is supposed to be a charity that campaigns to end homelessness which is a just cause I am happy to support but I am not sure landlord bashing is really tackling the root cause of homelessness in UK which is a shame. Their headline grabbing stories rarely tell the full story and do nothing to tackle homelessness.


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