Blog entered 03 January 2015
CORNWALL HOMECHOICE WILLFUL DECEPTION AWARD (27) SANCTUARY HOUSING SPECIAL.
A weekly feature which will consider the picture Cornwall Homechoice applicants come across when trying to view the property they are considering bidding on.
Since posting the first (2) awards I have now added a 3rd award in response to a growing contempt towards bidders. According to Cornwall Council it is the Landlord who is responsible for adding the picture and information to the advertisement.
According to Simon JR Mansell MBE, Cornwall Council is responsible for removing errors remaining on it’s website if errors are pointed out to it, and that it will ask the Landlord to supply the correct information as a matter of urgency.
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 it’s worst 3 housing partners for that week.
In most cases the picture will be willfuly misleading because the Council/partners would have been aware of the problem previously.
Week (27) : 03/01/2015 to 07/01/2015. 1st place ‘Willful Deception Award’ goes to CORNWALL COUNCIL & SANCTUARY HOUSING ASSOCIATION, for using the description and image “No Photo Available” for 24 of it’s advertised properties, the description and image “Artist’s impression” for 2 other advertised properties and for using the description “Actual property not shown” for 1 of it’s advertised properties. Most of the “No Photo Available” properties being New Builds not available until March/April 2015. Sanctuary Housing was last weeks 1st place Loser.
2nd place ‘Willful Deception Award’ goes to CORNWALL COUNCIL & CORNWALL COUNCIL, for using the “No Photo Available” description and image for 2 of it’s advertised properties and for using the description “Artist’s impression” for 2 other advertised property. CC is named twice because it owns the website.
3rd place ‘Willful Deception Award’ goes to CORNWALL COUNCIL & JOINTLY WITH DEVON & CORNWALL HOUSING (DCH) and CORNWALL RURAL HOUSING ASSOCIATION. DCH for using the “No Photo Available” description and image for 2 of it’s advertised properties and for using the description “Bedroom 1” for 1 other advertised property. CRHA for using the “No Photo Available” description and image for 3 of it’s advertised properties.
Featured picture this week, above, comes as a warning to would be Sanctuary tenants. It shows the consequences of external water damage to a 20 year old flat in Timber Close, St Austell. The damage was reported no less than 5 years ago and according to Sanctuary Housing the external water damage is the responsibility of the tenant to put right. The tenant is vulnerable, has long term mental disorder and is on benefits. The damage is very high up and would require special equipment.
Although Sanctuary’s Simon Clark, Managing Director, David Bennett,CEO, Cornwall Council and Stephen Gilbert MP have all long been aware of the problem, the problem remains unresolved thanks largely to the willful blindness and uncaring arrogance of the aforementioned.
This week’s “Mansell Award” is awarded to Sanctuary Housing’s CEO David Bennett who has just recently been awarded a CBE for his services to social housing. Apart from the fact the man is a criminal and the worse kind of rogue landlord in the country the award had nothing to do with the fact he is without honour and is a poor excuse for a decent human being.
For the criminality I have been personally subjected to by Mr Bennett and his perverse staff I think it more fitting if he was sacked, arrested and scrutinized in a court of law for willful fraud and deception.
Statistics : Of the 49 properties advertised this week 39 were not actually shown which is pretty pathetic and unhelpful when one considers how quickly a digital image can be uploaded.
In order to keep weekly Blogs short please read Blogs prior to week (14) for objectives, reasons and responsibilities.
(This Blog was originally on my Business Website until Wragge & Co threatened to sue the Hosting Company if it remained. That Wragge & Co, on behalf of Sanctuary Housing, not only threatened free speech but did not have the confidence to threaten the author of the blog – myself. The wall damage remains un-repaired)