A new weekly feature which will consider the picture Cornwall Homechoice applicants come across when trying to view the property they are considering bidding on.
According to Cornwall Council it is the Landlord who is responsible for entering the picture into the advertisement.
Because the advertisement is on Cornwall Council’s website the ‘Willful Deception Award’ is therefore awarded to both the Council, for abdicating it’s responsibility to the public, and to it’s worst 2 housing partners for that week.
In most cases the picture is willfuly misleading because the Council/partners have been made aware of the problem previously.
Week : 05/07/2014 to 09/07/2014.
1st place ‘Willful Deception Award’ goes to : CORNWALL COUNCIL & GUINNESS HERMITAGE, for using the same picture, shown above, for 5 different properties or locations and for misleadingly stating “Front view”.
2nd place ‘Willful Deception Award’ goes to : CORNWALL COUNCIL & SANCTUARY HOUSING, for using the “No Photo Available” caption for 6 different properties or locations.
The serious side to this on-going problem is that when I have gathered enough evidence I will lodge a formal written complaint with Devon & Cornwall Constabulary.
But won’t the D&CC just protect Cornwall Council and the Landlords I hear you say ? absolutely, but what D&CC won’t do is claim it never received it.
“The Worst Thing About Being Lied To Is Simply Knowing You Weren’t Worth The Truth”, unquote.