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Keeping your holiday home safe

Posted: 15th Oct 2015

As holiday homes are typically left unoccupied on a regular basis, it means they are more susceptible to burglary and theft as well as damage caused by maintenance issues that could go unnoticed. Here are some pointers on what you can do in order to keep your second home safe … Maintain your property It Read the full article…

Useful ideas for property renovation

Posted: 14th Oct 2015

There might be a number of reasons for your deciding to renovate a property: it is one that you have bought in an abandoned or derelict state, with the express purpose of renovating it and bringing it up to modern standards for you and your family to live in or to let out to tenants; Read the full article…

Holiday Home FAQs

Posted: 12th Oct 2015

Below are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) relating to our UK holiday home insurance cover. While some of the answers apply to all types of second home insurance policies, some are specific to our own products only. What are the differences between a UK holiday home insurance policy and a second home insurance policy? There Read the full article…

Types of landlord insurance

Posted: 21st Aug 2015

If you have joined the ranks of an estimated two million and more buy to let landlords in the UK, your property is an investment – probably one of the most valuable investments you are likely to make. According to a report in the Guardian newspaper (April 2015), investment in buy to let property leaves Read the full article…

New Legislation for landlords

Posted: 7th Aug 2015

Another year, another raft of legislation it seems – and landlords have not escaped the brunt of it. If you are one of them, it might be helpful to review some of the latest additions to landlord legislation. Tenants’ deposit protection scheme with effect from the 23rd of June 2015, all landlords of so-called assured Read the full article…

Resident landlords – FAQs

Posted: 18th Jul 2015

What is a resident landlord? the term is more or less self-explanatory and refers to the landlord who rents out a room or rooms in part of property in which they continue to live as their only or principal place of residence; the definition and an overview of the essential rights and obligations of such Read the full article…

The accidental landlord

Posted: 6th Jul 2015

There are things we make a conscious effort to engage in, and then there are others we just seem to fall into doing almost by sheer chance. In the private rented sector of the housing market, it is this difference which might separate the professional landlord from the so-called accidental landlord.   So, putting aside Read the full article…

Pests in your property – whose responsibility is it?

Posted: 27th Jun 2015

Nobody wants them, of course, but if you have pests in the property you let or the accommodation you are renting, who is responsible for that infestation and who needs to do something about it? In fact, in the case of buy to let property, the respective responsibilities of landlord and tenant are anything but Read the full article…

Why carry out a buy to let insurance comparison?

Posted: 23rd Jun 2015

If you are a landlord, or soon to become one, insurance for your investment and for your buy to let business is likely to take on a priority. Because you give it top priority, you probably want to conduct a thorough buy to let insurance comparison too. Here are the main reasons why you may Read the full article…