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Buy to Let Insurance

Buy to let property insurance (also written as buy-to-let insurance) is a form of buildings and contents cover designed to specifically meet the requirements of landlords. It may also be referred to as: landlord insurance; insurance for landlords; or let …

What search terms do homebuyers use online; subletting scams on the rise; and, more property news

With the 12th of December now firmly in politicians’ minds you might expect the whole of the country to be caught up in general election fever. In these strangest of times, however, that doesn’t appear to be the case. Life …

Winter-proof your garden

With winter on its way, you have probably taken steps to maintain your home and protect it against the worst the weather can do. You might be thinking that the garden can take care of itself. Whether you are a …

Why you must inform your insurer if you renovate

Property renovation may be an attractive alternative to finding and moving into another home. If you are the owner-occupier looking for more space for your growing family, renovation, a loft conversion or an extension is likely to be a cheaper …

How social media can put your home at risk; the importance of an HMO licence; and professional Airbnb sub-letters exposed

Buy to let landlords rarely have an easy time of it running their business in a difficult private rental sector. If there is one thing that might help you keep on top of the current themes and issues, it is …

Keeping your let property secure

October is National Home Security Month. When the clocks go back on the 27th we can expect the usual spike in burglaries that customarily accompany the darker evenings. This swells the already high number of break-ins and attempted break-ins that …

Boiler breakdowns – what to do

The central heating boiler is the beating heart of any home. And as winter approaches – and if you haven’t already – now is a good time to make sure yours is maintained and ready for the cold weather. Certainly, …

Private rents rise, changes to the How to Rent Guide, and what buyers and tenants really want from a home

New opportunities open up, different challenges come along, and the business environment for the buy to let landlord is forever in flux. So that you keep abreast of those changes, seize any new opportunities and rise to any challenges, it …

Landlord guidance: Fire door safety in HMO’s and flats

With Fire Door Safety Week running from the 23rd through to the 29th of September, now is a timely reminder for landlords to make sure they are fire door safe aware. Fire doors For most of the time, a fire …

The North-South divide, a spike in home insurance claims, and other property news …

A landlord’s work is never done. There is always some new development, it seems, that you might need to take into account for the smooth running of your business. So, if the season of sunnier skies, warm weather and your …