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Are you an accidental landlord? Know your obligations

If the title caught your eye, there are probably two questions that immediately occur if you’re unfamiliar with this general area: what on earth is an “accidental landlord” and what are these obligations / why does this matter anyway? Read on for the answers! An accidental landlord Many people understand a landlord to be someone [...]

Accidental landlords, trace and access cover, and landlord insurance

This is intended not as a ‘scare shot’ article but rather an attempt to highlight a real hole in some types of property insurance cover. It’s called the “trace and access” problem. What is ‘trace and access’ cover? Let’s assume you’re a landlord with appropriate landlord insurance securely in place. You’ve been unlucky and had [...]

Common Pitfalls to Avoid As a Landlord

Being a landlord isn’t easy. However, if you do decide that property investment and rental is something that you want to get into, it can be incredibly rewarding. The main point to consider when becoming a landlord is all of the things to get right. There are plenty of forums out there that can give [...]

Save money on your Landlord Insurance

The tax on any insurance policy rises from 10% to 12%, thanks to the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s decision in his autumn statement – and reported by the Guardian newspaper on the 23rd of November 2016. Along with every other insurance customer, therefore, at a stroke landlords face a 2% hike in the cost of [...]

Looking out for cannabis farms in your properties

It probably goes without saying that the overwhelming majority of landlords are upstanding and law-abiding citizens. Nevertheless, there are circumstances where even the most careful of landlords might be caught out and find themselves on the wrong side of the law – and their insurers to boot. An illustration of this is in the use [...]