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Category: Empty Property

Homeowners and landlords – do you need buildings insurance for an empty property?

From a landlord’s perspective an empty property is a bit of a headache. And while buildings insurance for an empty property may not solve this headache you will at least have some peace of mind that your investment is protected …

Vacant property insurance explained

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 …

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

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 …

8 tips on maintaining your empty property

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. …

5 Ways to Improve the Appearance of your Empty Property

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 …

Maintaining cover for unoccupied properties

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 …

When is a property classed as unoccupied?

Here are some frequently asked questions on the subject of unoccupied property and associated insurance. What makes a property unoccupied? In the context of insurance cover, any property without someone residing in it is described as unoccupied. This would typically …

How to maintain your empty property

Here are a few areas that you may wish to consider carefully if you believe that your property is likely to sit empty (or just unoccupied) for an extended period of time. Insurance considerations A typical landlord insurance policy will …

How to keep your empty property secure

Like it or not, there may be times when your property is going to sit unoccupied. Sooner or later you may encounter a delay in finding new tenants or perhaps another circumstance might involve you needing to close your property …

Looking after an empty property

As a landlord you may appreciate only too well that your income depends on your property being let out to tenants. If something happens and your property is empty, then not only is your earning ability reduced but your property …