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Eddie Hooker Photograph Eddie Hooker has been involved in the insurance industry since 1985.  He worked with many large insurers such as Legal & General and AXA Insurance prior to setting up his own insurance business, Hamilton Fraser, in 1996.  Hamilton Fraser now employs over 130 staff out of their North London office, dealing with various insurance products for the buy-to-let property market such landlord insurance, rent guarantee insurance, emergency cover and tenancy deposit protection. 

Eddie and Hamilton Fraser Insurance first started to provide landlord insurance as early as 1996 when they became involved with the Small Landlord Association, which later became the National Landlords Association. 

By working closely with the industry’s leading companies Eddie and his team have built up a detailed understanding of the landlord market ensuring that the customer experience is founded on knowledge and support.  This has been highlighted in a recent customer survey that found that 95% of Hamilton Fraser customers were either satisfied or more than satisfied with the service provided by the company.

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23
Jan 2014

4 Million Pounds Government Campaign Targeting Rouge Landlords

by Eddie Hooker
The government are targeting rogue landlords, with a £4 million boost for councils across the country in a bid for better living conditions for tenants. Read more >
30
Oct 2013

Number of First-Time Landlords on the Rise

by Eddie Hooker
There’s been a significant influx in the total of first-time landlords thanks to the boost in the property market, with this number expected to increase. Read more >
22
Oct 2013

London house prices 'up ten per cent in a month'

by Eddie Hooker
House prices in London are now booming so much that asking prices have jumped 10.2 per cent in the past month, according to new data from property website Rightmove. Read more >
08
Oct 2013

How Landlords Can Prepare Their Properties for Winter

by Eddie Hooker
Just as we begin to add extra padding to our clothing and stock up on additional supplies in anticipation for the seasonal change, so should landlords apply the same precautions for their properties. With cold temperatures setting in at the first sign of winter, here’s how landlords can prepare for... Read more >
18
Sep 2013

Top Tips for New Landlords

by Eddie Hooker
High deposits and difficulties securing mortgages have resulted in a rise in ‘accidental landlords’, who, unable to sell or secure a decent price in the current climate, have decided to rent out their property instead. Combined with the effects of the continuing buy-to-let property boom, an increasing number of people... Read more >
12
Sep 2013

Housing Minister, Mark Prisk, delivers encouraging words at RESI 2013 says Total Landlord Insurance

by Eddie Hooker
Speaking at RESI2013 in Wales, Mark Prisk, Housing Minister, stated that Britain's housing crisis could only be solved by combining strategies on home ownership, social housing and the private rented sector. Read more >
09
Sep 2013

Students, are your belongings safe?

by Eddie Hooker
The alarming reality is that one-third of students become victims of crime, most frequently theft and burglary; and over half of the students falling prey to these offences are not insured. Read more >
29
Aug 2013

Our regulator has changed

by Eddie Hooker
We are writing to keep you up-to-date with changes in the way financial services are regulated. From 1 April 2013, the Financial Services Authority (FSA), which previously regulated financial services in the UK, was replaced by two new regulators as part of major reforms to UK financial regulation. Read more >
20
Aug 2013

Total Landlord Insurance Launch Tenants Contents Cover

by Eddie Hooker
Total Landlord Insurance is expanding their product range to offer tenants contents cover for the first time. They are also appealing to their landlords with the opportunity to benefit from ensuring their tenants’ contents are adequately covered. Read more >
19
Aug 2013

Landlords: Learn How to Make Your Property More Energy Efficient

by Eddie Hooker
Whilst the recent UK summer has been a little unpredictable, for the majority of the season we’ve been extremely lucky to enjoy long hours of sunshine as well as tropical temperatures – saving us lots of money in terms of energy bills. Yet as we prepare to move into Autumn,... Read more >
09
Aug 2013

Check Your Landlord Insurance Renewal This Summer

by Eddie Hooker
This summer, there might be quite a lot on your mind (mainly where to plan your next holiday or whether this good weather will continue) but if you’re a landlord, then Total Landlord Insurance advises you make insurance renewal your top priority. Read more >
25
Jul 2013

Advice for landlords as hot weather sees spate of opportunistic thefts

by Eddie Hooker
The sun has not stopped shining and the windows have never been closed. As police departments across the country report an increase of opportunistic thefts as a result of the hot weather, We are reminding landlords and their tenants not be complacent and forget key security measures which could put... Read more >
20
Jun 2013

The difference between a bedsit and an HMO

by Eddie Hooker
For many new landlords, getting started in the industry involves finding out a lot of facts they might not previously have known. Read more >
30
May 2013

Number of accidental landlords increasing

by Eddie Hooker
Research suggests that the number of first time landlords as well as those turning to renting out their property has increased this year. Read more >
16
May 2013

Do you check immigration status?

by Eddie Hooker
New legislation proposed in last week’s Queen Speech put onus on private landlords to check immigration status of tenants. Read more >