Category: Empty Property

Empty house grants

Posted: 12th Nov 2016

Publishing the 2016 edition of the report Empty Homes in England, the campaign group Empty Homes, cites the surprising statistic that there are more than 600,000 empty homes in the country – and that some 200,000 of these have been empty for longer than six months, This at a time when the overall shortage of Read the full article…

Unoccupied Properties

Posted: 7th Jun 2016

If your let property is without a tenant, or you are a homeowner who is living or working away from home for a period or time, or even if you have inherited a property that you are not quite what to do with it, you all have one thing in common – the need for Read the full article…

Vacant property insurance explained

Posted: 15th Jan 2016

When does property you own become vacant? Individual owners might have a wide range of opinions, depending largely upon the particular reason for the premises being temporarily unoccupied. Insurers, on the other hand, are likely to have a rather more particular view and a closer definition of a property falling empty and vacant. Whereas many Read the full article…

What to do if you own or are buying an empty home

Posted: 23rd Oct 2015

Britain’s population is both growing and the age profile is getting older. These are just two of the factors contributing to an overall shortage of housing. Yet the government’s own figures reveal that although: only 115,000 new homes were built during the year 2009 to 2010 (fewer than at any other time since the 1920s); Read the full article…

Unoccupied property insurance quotes: FAQs

Posted: 4th Jun 2014

Here are some commonly asked questions on the subject of unoccupied property and what implications it might have for insurance. When is a property considered to be unoccupied? The exact definition may vary from one policy to another. Broadly speaking, within the insurance industry it is interpreted to be the point at which a property Read the full article…

Unoccupied property insurance and probate

Posted: 4th Jun 2014

Sadly, people die and when they do, they may leave property and other items of their estate behind. A legal process needs to be completed before they can be distributed through inheritance to whoever the beneficiaries of the estate may be. This legal process is typically described as probate and it may have an effect Read the full article…

8 tips on maintaining your empty property

Posted: 4th Jun 2014

Keeping an empty property in good looked-after condition is only common sense. You have a lot of money invested in the property and allowing it to deteriorate, just because there are no tenants in occupation, wouldn’t be a smart move. There are a few basic things you might wish to think about once if your Read the full article…

5 Ways to Improve the Appearance of your Empty Property

Posted: 4th Jun 2014

There might be many reasons why your property is sitting unoccupied. However, if it’s due simply to you struggling to let it, it might be the appearance of your property that is putting off potential tenants. If you suspect that is the case, you might want to think about some of the following: initial external Read the full article…

Maintaining cover for unoccupied properties

Posted: 4th Jun 2014

As a landlord, you may be all too well aware that you may never really achieve 100% occupancy of your property – particularly if you don’t specialise in long term rentals. You may know that between tenant changeovers and during times when you may be refurbishing or redecorating your property, your property may not be Read the full article…