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Choosing the most suitable landlord insurance

Posted: 14th Sep 2016

Any property owner is likely to have an interest in protecting that asset with appropriate insurance. This is no different for the buy to let landlord, who is interested not only in the protection of the structure and fabric of the building, but also additional risks and perils which may threaten the business itself. Choosing Read the full article…

The importance of the PRS

Posted: 9th Sep 2016

What is it? The initials might not be recognised by everyone, but for those in the know, PRS simply means the Private Rental Sector – populated by private sector landlords and the growing number of private tenants they accommodate. Why is it important? The importance of the PRS may be measured in terms of its Read the full article…

Empty house? Then check you have the correct cover

Posted: 5th Sep 2016

Have you just got back from the Rio Olympics, having extended your holiday to do some travelling and take in all that colour and carnival of Brazil? It is not only an extended holiday to such an exotic part of the world that might leave your home empty and unoccupied for all those weeks, of Read the full article…

How to keep a tenant

Posted: 30th Aug 2016

One of the classic misconceptions is that, almost by the very nature of their relationship, tenants and landlords everywhere are permanently at daggers drawn. Research cited by the website Evict a Tenant on the 26th June 2016 suggests that this is some way off the truth. It found that whilst 50% of landlords are happy Read the full article…

Changes to the Green Tax

Posted: 21st Aug 2016

Buy to let landlords seem to be have been hit left, right and centre in the past year or so. Last year, the then Chancellor of the Exchequer phased in the removal of tax relief on interest paid for buy to let mortgages, the referendum vote on the 23rd of June 2016 has thrown the Read the full article…

Safety in rented properties

Posted: 16th Aug 2016

As a landlord, you have a general legal responsibility for ensuring that your accommodation is safe and free from risks to the health of your tenants – and this applies whether you are letting a self-contained dwelling or just a room in your own house.   The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is responsible for Read the full article…

Landlords and Brexit

Posted: 26th Jul 2016

The shouting’s over now and the people of Britain have voted by referendum to cut the country’s ties with – and membership of – the European Union. The dust has by no means settled yet – the formal Brexit process will take two years even after the UK has formally applied to leave the EU Read the full article…

What is the let property campaign

Posted: 17th Jul 2016

On the 6th of April 2016, HM Customs & Revenue updated its guidance on its so-called “let property campaign” – essentially, an opportunity for landlords to come clean about the amount of tax they may owe to the Inland Revenue on their buy to let business profits. The campaign encourages landlords of residential property – Read the full article…

Should you let your tenants have a pet?

Posted: 14th Jul 2016

It’s a good question – and like many good questions, the answer is likely to come in the frustratingly inconclusive comment that it all depends. In other words, there are pros and cons to letting any of your tenants having a pet. Pros Since you are in business as a landlord, one of the compelling Read the full article…

Your guide to buying your landlords insurance online

Posted: 7th Jun 2016

In this quick step-by-step article, we at Cover4LetProperty will demonstrate how to purchase your competitive Landlords Insurance quotation from our panel of insurers online! This is the final step and will offer a range of options for you to consider. We require a contact telephone number for yourself in order that in the unlikely event of Read the full article…