Anne Nixon

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Thursday 7th November 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 134

Anne Nixon

13:05 PM, 13th October 2021, About 2 weeks ago

Shelter poll claims 22% of renters health is being harmed by poor housing

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 13/10/2021 - 11:58
Regarding the condition of social housing that is true of course but I do think that 'right to buy' benefits not society as a whole but just the individual who buys the property.
I have heard of the people purchasing their home at a heavily discounted price through 'right to buy' and then moving abroad and leaving the home in the PRS being managed by agents so providing a nice income for them while they live elsewhere with a low cost of living.
Is that not a loss to the council in terms of value and in terms of one less social property available to those who really need it?... Read More

Anne Nixon

11:28 AM, 31st August 2021, About 2 months ago

Chronic failure to tackle criminal landlords puts tenants at risk

Reply to the comment left by Pixie Props at 30/08/2021 - 23:32
Well said! I'm sure that many of us can identify with your experiences, I know I can. Thanks for putting it so succinctly.... Read More

Anne Nixon

14:33 PM, 25th August 2021, About 2 months ago

Chronic failure to tackle criminal landlords puts tenants at risk

I agree with everyone above - whose side are the the NRLA on?
Do they really think that rogue landlords are the most pressing thing on landlords' minds? I can think of many more urgent issues - for starters how about the inept DWP and the difficulty landlords have in getting rent paid for tenants who are benefit claimants also the upcoming changes in Government regulation on EPCs in 2025 meaning many landlords fear they will be unable to achieve the required target of a 'C' and may be unable to let their older properties.... Read More

Anne Nixon

22:02 PM, 26th July 2021, About 3 months ago

300% Council tax premium on empty property?

I bought a property which had been empty for over two years before I bought it and so double council tax was due to start on completion of purchase.
I set up a direct debit and then called the council tax office to query whether I actually had to pay double (after all I was not in control of what had happened before I had bought it?).
The property needed a full refurbishment and the officer I spoke with granted me a full year paying just the normal. single tax to complete the works, saying that should the property not be inhabited within a year then the double CT would kick in again.
That leads me to think that the council are able to apply some discretion on the rate payable, but then again it possibly varies from one council to the next?... Read More

Anne Nixon

15:01 PM, 28th May 2021, About 5 months ago

210,000 tenants may face difficulties post Covid arrears

Reply to the comment left by NewYorkie at 28/05/2021 - 14:41
Excellent point NewYorkie, the NRLA should do it. I wish my tenants' arrears were only £900 . . .... Read More