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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…

Do I need renovation insurance?

Posted: 18th Apr 2017

Are you looking to convert your present home into a dream residence? Perhaps you are looking to buy a cheap property, renovate it, and sell it for a profit. The eventual use of the property, after its renovation may be for you and your family’s use, you might want to let it, or you might Read the full article…

Who needs unoccupied property insurance?

Posted: 16th Apr 2017

Your property may be unoccupied for periods of time. In terms of your insurance cover that might not be an issue – but it may become one. It’s worth reading on to be sure you’re clear as to the difference. When does a property become unoccupied? We know from experience that many landlords use the Read the full article…

What to consider when buying landlords insurance

Posted: 12th Apr 2017

Whether you joined the ranks of buy to let landlords with the specific aim of making a more or less full-time business of it, or whether you found yourself with a suitable property on your hands and became an “accidental” landlord, you are almost certain to have considered the importance of landlords insurance. Without this Read the full article…