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Carbon monoxide: need to know

It’s invisible, colourless, tasteless, odourless – and highly toxic. That’s what makes carbon monoxide (CO) gas so lethal. Unfortunately, it is also a gas that is so readily generated when you’re doing something as normal and straightforward as burning carbon-based …

Post-pandemic house prices, cost of pet damage, mortgages for repaired cladding issues, and other UK property news

There’s been a mixed bag of UK property news making the headlines. You might want to calculate just how much the value of your home has grown since the start of the recent pandemic, or you could be a landlord …

What is unoccupied property insurance?

Why is unoccupied property insurance necessary? One of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) we’re asked here at Cover4LetProperty is why unoccupied property insurance is necessary. The property owners in question already have home insurance, landlord’s insurance or commercial property …

Protecting your property in the heat

Homes in Britain are designed principally to keep the warmth in when winter’s cold begins to bite. They are not designed as living spaces during very hot weather. Those lessons were brought home only too clearly during the heatwave and …

Making your home more appealing to buyers or renters

It’s always reassuring to know that we live in an attractive, appealing, and comfortable home. If we’re a homeowner looking to sell or a landlord looking for prospective tenants, of course, it’s more than just reassuring but also a way …

Maximising your income

Some landlords seem to think that the key to maximising income from a buy to let business is simply to increase the rent. The level at which you pitch your rent, of course, has an important part to play but …

Leasehold reforms, mortgage affordability rules, UK property market continues apace, and how to attract higher rents

Two major reforms make the UK property news headlines as changes to the law on leaseholds come into force and the Bank of England relaxes the rules on stress testing the affordability of mortgages. This is against the background of …

What does vacant property insurance cover?

A property can become unoccupied or empty for several valid reasons: you are taking an extended holiday; as the landlord of let property, you may face a void between former tenants moving out and new ones being found; your job …

What can I cover with landlord insurance?

Landlord insurance provides important safeguards for the owner of buy to let property. How does this protection work and what exactly are you buying with landlord insurance? The building first and foremost, the most critical protection is provided for the …

What your tenants want

Running a successful buy to let business almost certainly relies on the same basic guiding principle that determines the success of practically any other enterprise – delivering what the customer wants. In the case of a landlord, of course, the …