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Is let property insurance essential?

Landlord insurance – also known as let property insurance or buy to let insurance -– is generally not a legal requirement (unless you have a mortgage on the property, but we will get to that later). But if you do …

Why might I need an unoccupied property insurance quote?

Homes may be left unoccupied for any number of reasons and voids are not the only explanations for a normally let property to lie empty. Whatever the reasons, if no one is living in the home for longer than a …

Electrical Safety Standards being introduced in the PRS in England

At the beginning of this month (June 2020), the government published guidance on the new electrical safety standards coming into force throughout the private rented sector in England. The regulations apply to any new tenancy with effect from the 1st …

Why use landlord insurance brokers?

Using an insurance broker to find your buy to let insurance cover may be one way of ensuring that you find the most cost-effective and appropriate protection for your property. Specialist landlord insurance brokers may be able to match your …

The best city in which to invest in property, Stamp Duty holiday, rents in London, and student landlords

The property market is reopening after having lain dormant for nearly three months. Little wonder, then, that news is again picking up on various topics of interest to property owners. Here are some of the latest snippets. Leicester is the …

Landlord insurance cover and other FAQs

In the words of a blog posted by the  Property Investment Project, don’t let anyone claim they can teach you everything there is to know about being a landlord. The specifics depend on the type of property or properties you …

Commercial landlords insurance explained

If you are the owner of a buy to let property, you might be the landlord of either or both: residential let property; and commercial let property. Naturally enough, residential property is occupied by private tenants making their home. In …

Are you keeping on top of your unoccupied property?

What makes this an especially pertinent question today? a quarter of all businesses in the UK have had to close down during the current coronavirus crisis, revealed the Independent newspaper on the 16th of April 2020. If you own the …

Looking for the cheapest unoccupied property insurance?

If you own any kind of property, it is rarely with the intention of it remaining empty. Whether it is a house or flat you live in or a buy to let property of which you are the landlord, if …

House sales slow, rents static, payment holidays, and other property news

Strange and unusual times have been brought about because of the coronavirus crisis. Just as in practically every other walk of life, those changes have been felt as keenly in the housing market as anywhere else. Here is a brief …