Friday, May 15, 2009

Housing Options

A couple of years ago I learnt from a Portuguese friend living in London about the shared-ownershiph housing scheme. The tenant buys a share of the flat and the council owns the other share. It seemed very good and as I was starting to hate landlords, I registered with them. I wanted to own a flat in London. Even if I had the council as the landlord.
After my registration, I never heard from them again. Until today.
I received this email:

Dear Home Seeker,

Thank you for creating an online account with Housing Options as part
of your search for a quality, affordable home.

If you're looking to make your move sooner rather than later, we'd
like to help you make the most of Housing Options by offering you a
more comprehensive home matching service.

To take advantage of this opportunity, take the next step, complete
your Housing Options online application at:

You will need to go to step 2 and click on Apply. From here simply
follow the instructions.

Our online application form is a quick and secure way to apply for
affordable homes available in London and we have teams on hand to
talk you through the application form step-by-step should you need
any help along the way. If you need any help you can either email or call 0845 230 8099.

If you have recently submitted an application, or used a paper form,
please disregard this email.

We look forward to helping you make 2009 the year you make yourself
at home!

Best regards,

From all at Housing Options

To which I replied:

Dear Housing Options,

Thank you for your email but I registered in your website almost two years ago.
I no longer live in the UK so you can forget about my subscription.
Once again I thank you for your promptness in replying to my email.

Kind Regards,



SLZ said...

Conseguiu ser no mesmo século! :P

Isto é bom, para os que pensam que só em Portugal as coisas funcionam mal!

Wicked Halo said...

pois, pensa fosse em Portugal, em vez de 2 anos esperavas 5 :DDD

Restelo said...

Tinha deixado aqui um comment tão giro mas a minha net estava emparvalhada e não ficou... buhhhh
Era qualquer coisa a ver que ao menos foi 2 anos depois de saíres do uk, porque em PT só receberias 2 anos depois da tua morte... mas tava mais giro, bolas