Anne Nixon

Registered with
Thursday 7th November 2013

North Yorkshire

Trading Status
Sole Owner

Providing essential rental accommodation since

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 124

Anne Nixon

11:27 AM, 16th December 2020
About a month ago

Splitting a property horizontally?

I did exactly this in 2008 - what was a 2 bed terrace house I converted into 2 x1 bed flats each with its own private garden (one at the front of the house and one at the back).
The costs of it will be out of date now but what it entailed was to have the plans drawn up and submitted by an architect, then the building control department needed acoustic insulation to be installed in the floor and subsequently tested and then the registered title was split by a solicitor and long leases created.
I opted for the freehold to be shared by the two flats, just personal preference. Hope that helps... Read More

Anne Nixon

19:58 PM, 14th December 2020
About a month ago

DWP have more holidays than Tamara Ecclestone and will delete your emails!

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 14/12/2020 - 15:31
I've complained to the ICE about my horrible experience with DWP and I've been told there is a backlog of 18months before they will look at it.
I've been called twice by them at ICE wanting to buy me off with a £100 ex gratia payment and I told them where. . . . . sorry, I mean I declined.
I wanted to be listened to and for them to know how it is for us.... Read More

Anne Nixon

20:49 PM, 4th September 2020
About 5 months ago

Tenants on Benefits - The Conservatives are making you homeless!

As someone who has only ever had one UC tenant and didn't get one penny in rent for his 10 week stay in my house I felt like someone playing a complicated board game where everyone but me knew the rules and I was playing blind. I knew nothing about BAP dates etc - I was ripped off, the tenant had a windfall and went on a spending spree with my rent.
It is unrealistic for landlords to accept a UC tenant on the basis that they either may or may not receive rent - why would anyone accept a tenant on that basis, the idea is preposterous. I would definitely never accept another UC tenant with the system as it is now. I learned the hard way and it was stressful and upsetting.... Read More

Anne Nixon

19:31 PM, 13th August 2020
About 5 months ago

Can UC take on board Local Council advice?

Reply to the comment left by J CHAPMAN at 13/08/2020 - 16:00
Do you know whether there is any way of reclaiming unpaid rent after the tenant has moved out of the property?
My tenant moved out at the 10 weeks in arrears point before I had received any rent, despite me having completed the UC47 at 8 weeks arrears (and 9 weeks and 10 weeks).
It seems to me the system is fundamentally flawed if a tenant can just decide not to pay rent and to keep the money for themselves with no repercussions and no way of reclaiming it.... Read More

Anne Nixon

8:59 AM, 8th August 2020
About 6 months ago

Council tax department want copy tenancy agreement?

The only times I have been asked for this is when the tenant is in council tax arrears (I guess they are ensuring it actually is the tenant who is liable and not me).... Read More