January 30, 2013

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Can I claim any landlord energy allowances?

You just might be eligible for what is called a landlords’ energy savings allowance. Is the energy savings allowance still available? At the time of writing (Jan 2013), yes it is. You can find full details on the government’s own website*, which is extremely well-written and easy to understand. Will it continue into the future? […]

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January 26, 2013

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When it is time to look for let property insurance quotes?

It might be easier than you think to unintentionally become a landlord. Here are a few thoughts relating that idea to let property insurance quotes: insurance providers typically make a very major distinction between owner-occupied properties and those being used for the purposes of income generation; the actual definitions may vary but broadly speaking, if […]

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January 22, 2013

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UK’s standard of living position slips

A recent European Union standard of living report* has indicated that the UK has slipped down the EU table though it continues to be above the overall EU average in terms of its living standards per capita. These statistics always makes fascinating reading and tend to generate more questions than they provide answers. In a […]

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January 18, 2013

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Why shopping around for landlord insurance quotes might be beneficial

However you might describe insurance, cheap is perhaps not a word that will readily spring to your mind. In the case of landlord insurance or any other form of cover, typically a significant degree of expenditure is involved and that leads to some obvious conclusions: just as with any other form of purchase, when you […]

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January 16, 2013

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Landlords criticised again in a political speech

The recent publication of the 2011 UK census results has shown the anticipated huge change in the racial and cultural makeup of the United Kingdom, particularly in and around London. This has led politicians of several parties to comment on both the challenges and opportunities that this opens up and it might be safely anticipated […]

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January 12, 2013

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Tenancy Agreements

The position with respect to tenancy agreements in the United Kingdom is complicated and may vary depending upon a number of factors. The following questions and answers might prove useful to you. Is a tenancy agreement a legal requirement? The answer may vary depending upon where you live.  At the time of writing, in England […]

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January 9, 2013

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Being cautious with cheap landlords buildings insurance

It is important to say at the outset that there may be absolutely nothing wrong with a low-cost landlords’ policy. Yet it is necessary to be a little cautious and avoid becoming entirely focused on the apparently low-cost of any policy: in the case of any insurance, be it an expensive or cheap landlords buildings […]

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January 6, 2013

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When to think about an unoccupied property insurance quote

There are a number of circumstances under which you may need to think carefully about the nature of your landlords insurance: that might arise in circumstances where your property stands unoccupied for a period of consecutive days that exceeds the maximum allowed under the terms of your existing landlords policy; in such circumstances, you might […]

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January 4, 2013

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Being alert for scams

There is something about the depths of winter that tends to bring out the con men and scammers of the world. Yet another story* has surfaced of somebody being defrauded of very significant sums of money in what appears to have been, broadly speaking, a property scam. In such situations, it is easy to sit […]

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January 2, 2013

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The potential benefits of a property portfolio insurance quote

There might be a number of reasons why it might be in your best interests to find out more about property portfolio insurance: having multiple properties brings with it considerable responsibility and the need to invest significant amounts of your time in managing them; it might also bring with it considerable expense in a number […]

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