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Simon Shinerock, Chairman of the Choices multi-branch estate and letting agency, is so concerned about the “political rhetoric” being espoused by Shelter and its potential effects on landlords and letting agents that he has started an on-line petition.

As reported by Estate Agent Today, Mr Shinerock has said:

“Over the past few months I have been getting increasingly concerned about the political rhetoric that is beginning to surround the Private Rented Sector (PRS) and in particular the pressure and influence of Shelter in trying to bring about drastic and disastrous change. I therefore sent an email to Shelter…”

In particular he is concerned about a recent report “A Better Deal” in which Shelter makes several recommendations for quite drastic changes in the private rented sector (PRS).

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In urging Government to reject many of the proposals made by Shelter, Mr Shinerock says that “if the changes recommended in this report were implemented it would lead to disastrous consequences for private landlords and their agents and would lead to massive shrinking of the sector overall’

In urging the PRS industry providers as a whole to act “quickly and decisively” to combat the threat, he is asking supporters to contact him at:

The online petition can be found here:

You can read Simon Shinerock’s submission to the Government’s select committee inquiry into the PRS, which he made in December 2012 here

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  1. Glad to see shelter has enough homes to re house 4 million people. Wish people would wake up to these ridiculous proposals and get real.

  2. IF they kill off the BLT market, where are people going to live. Shelter is very good at having a go at people, but I haven\’t seen from them proposing a solution and the most obvious one of the councils building houses isn\’t one as they haven\’t got the money to do this

  3. I hope so. If landlords were able to see (for a moment) beyond their own privileged self-interest, they\’d see that they are part of a parasitical overclass who will drain the generations below and economically disadvantaged dry.

    But no, they act like spoilt children.

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