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Affordable homes initiative, no tenant fees for pets, house prices hit new records and other property news

The upward trend in house prices continues unabated but there are still ways you can add value to your home. For tenants, too, there are bright spots on the horizon with a promise of further government aid for affordable housing …

Quick tips on getting your property ready for Autumn

Maybe it’s one of the effects of this period of successive lockdowns, but the seasons seem to be coming around even more quickly than usual. With another autumn now fast approaching (it officially starts on 22nd September), it’s time once …

How to Rent guide, nightmare for leaseholders, property market outlook, reprieve for gas boilers, and housing demand

As usual, it has been a busy month in the property world. Here are some of the latest property news headlines that may be of interest for homeowners, tenants, leaseholders and, property investors …. Government releases new ‘easy to read’ …

What does commercial property landlord insurance cover?

According to figures published by Statista on the 11th of June 2021, the total value of commercial property in the UK at the end of 2020 was estimated to be more than £1.08 trillion, making this sector of the property …

How is HMO Insurance different to landlord insurance?

HMO insurance has been specifically developed for landlords who own and let a House in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). HMOs are a form of shared housing. Officially, an HMO is defined as a property that is occupied by at least three …

What is rent guarantee insurance?

Buying to let is a straightforward business proposition – your let property is a single business asset from which you intend to generate a steady stream of rental income. In that simplicity lies one of the major risks your business …

The importance of renovation insurance

The pandemic has changed our priorities regarding what we want from our homes – whether we live there or are a landlord looking to attract the ‘right’ tenants. A recent report of 2020 home improvement trends cited an increase in …

How To Save Even More Money On Your Energy Costs

As any homeowner or landlord of buy to let property will tell you, domestic energy is expensive. In fact, we recently did a blog on this: How to improve the energy efficiency of your property. Following on from that, here …

Halogen bulbs, repossessions, UK house prices and other property news

The end of an era for certain domestic lighting, a declining number of possessions sought by landlords, the cost of removing some forms of insulation, and the continuing rise in average house prices across the UK – all these featured …

What you may learn from a landlords insurance comparison

There are several reasons for carrying out a landlord insurance comparison: whether arranging landlord’s cover for the first time or comparing your existing insurance protection with other options available in the marketplace, you may be able to identify a more …