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What should I look for in a landlord insurance policy?

Posted: 26th May 2017

Sometimes it’s easy to slip into thinking that all landlord insurance is pretty much the same, apart from price. In fact, that’s far from the case! Here are a few points where the cover offered by a policy might differ between providers. They’re important things to be aware of. Subsidence This is a geological process Read the full article…

Landlords and cannabis farms

Posted: 26th May 2017

It might be something you never thought you’d have to worry about as a landlord, but there is growing evidence that some tenants are using private rented accommodation for the cultivation of cannabis. Time was, when criminals choose relatively large industrial and commercial buildings in which to develop cannabis farms, explains a booklet published by Read the full article…

What does unoccupied property insurance cover?

Posted: 20th May 2017

Unoccupied property insurance is very much what the name suggests – it provides insurance cover for your property – whether that is your home, let property, a holiday home or commercial property. Why do you need it? The answer is given quite simply and clearly in a guide published by the Association of British Insurers Read the full article…

The importance of securing your empty property

Posted: 16th May 2017

If you have an unoccupied or empty property, you need to take certain precautions to ensure that it’s as secure as possible. Here we at Cover4LetProperty will outline some of our top tips in this area. Insurance cover Before we do so, let’s just have a quick re-cap as to why this is required and Read the full article…

Tips on what to compare with landlord insurance

Posted: 11th May 2017

When you have invested the significant sum it is likely to have taken to acquire your buy to let property, one thought uppermost in your mind is how best to protect it. Since the answer is likely to lie in some form of property insurance, what might you want to compare with landlord insurance? The Read the full article…

Making some MEES time

Posted: 4th May 2017

Does the acronym “MEES” or the expanded “Minimum Energy Efficient Standards” mean anything to you? If they’ve both drawn a blank, then you may have cause for concern. MEES If you’re in the dark about the above, you’re far from alone. Some recent surveys have indicated some pretty worrying statistics: around two-thirds of landlords are Read the full article…

Landlord legislation: your checklist

Posted: 2nd May 2017

Whether you are a committed, “professional” landlord with specific objectives for a buy to let business, or a so-called “accidental” landlord who happens to find themselves with a property to let, your activities are regulated by legislation – an increasingly extensive raft of legislation at that. Naturally, you want to stay on the right side Read the full article…

What attracts tenants?

Posted: 29th Apr 2017

Knowing what attracts your tenants and understanding what they want from their rented accommodation, is an important part of being a landlord. The knowledge gives you vital market information, allowing you to optimise the rent you charge, the priority you attach to given aspects of the tenancy, and allows you to target particular tenant groups. Read the full article…

How to keep a tenant

Posted: 26th Apr 2017

How to keep a tenant? It’s a question that has taxed many a landlord. Our own research has indicated that tenant trends are changing. It’s becoming increasingly unusual for tenants to stay in long-term rental situations and that’s something which might be a challenge for some landlords. Typically, a landlord wants stability and predictability of Read the full article…