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Soho Housing Association Breaking into your flat 3

ImageHere is a copy of my latest correspondence with Westminster Council Environmental Health.

Dear Ian Hennessy

I acknowledge receipt of your letter of 14 May on which I make the following points.

  1. You say that the flat was found in a dirty condition. I refrained from cleaning it when I knew of your visit since I wanted to demonstrate that the smell is not coming from my flat.
  2. For a very long time there has been a bad smell in the corridor but you have done nothing about it. You can see that it is not attributable to my flat. Accordingly, I request you to deal with the smell as a matter of urgency.
  3. As a matter of general comment, I dislike the tone of your letter. You have not found anything about which you are making requirements and I feel an apology would be in order.
  4. I also dislike the suggestion in your letter that I have psychiatric problems that are causing problems with which you have to be involved. It is irrelevant to any environmental health issue whether or not I have support from any other organisation.

Needless to say, I have received no apology from Ian Hennessy and Soho Housing Association has done nothing whatever to locate the cause of the alleged smell in the corridor of the building, even though they professed to be so concerned about its importance that they had to call out Ian Hennessy, the Westminster Council Environmental Health inspector to deal with it.

I said in my last post that Soho Housing Association is using the same corrupt departments of Westminster City Council and the same corrupt elements of Westminster City police against me, as it did before, and now it appears they may be about to repeat the police scam they did earlier.

It is a very simple scam: I found myself receiving a large number of debt demands in the name of a person who did not live at my address. A police warrant was obtained in the name of this person, who is, in fact, dead and my home was broken into on the basis of this warrant.

I am now receiving a large number of debt demands in the name of a Mr A Ryan, who may or may not be dead. All efforts to contact the debt collectors have failed and, for all I know, a warrant is being applied for as I write.

This kind of scam has no consequences for the police. On the previous occasion I could complain to the Police Complaints Commission, but the police had only to say that they sincerely believed that the dead person lived at my address, to get the matter dropped. If I were to do the same thing now, they would not even have to answer the complaint.  On past showing, they would simply refuse to record it on the grounds that it was repetitive.

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Soho Housing Association, kangaroo courts

11385415-kangaroo-road-sign-with-australia-mapNaturally when a tenant is having problems with their landlord, they try to seek help.

Soho Housing Association provides a number of avenues that a tenant may use to try to redress the problems that they acquire as a result of being a tenant of Soho Housing Association. Without exception they are tortuous and time consuming and the tenant will normally find that the avenue leads them to a blind alley.

In my case, my first resource, when I found I had problems with Soho Housing Association, was to seek solidarity with other tenants. I heard there was a Soho Housing Tenants Association, so that was my first port of call.

Imagine my dismay, when, on my first attendance, I found that the Chairperson of the tenants association was none other than the wife  of the Soho Housing Association Board member who had been watching my flat! I had no choice but to try to put my case before the other tenants, but by looks and facial expressions, the Chairperson made it clear to them that they were not expected to take what I said seriously. I wasted a lot of time attending these tenant meetings, and, at the end, my situation was worse than when I began.

There was apparently, another channel open to me. This was the Soho Housing Association Residents Forum, but that turned out to be a kangaroo court, in which tenants were encouraged, not to complain against Soho Housing Association, but to voice unfounded accusations against their neighbours, ( for instance, so and so is a drug dealer), presumably for the delectation of the listening plain clothes police officers, also tenants, who attended these meetings.

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