16
Oct 2017

Tighter regulation for the private rental sector

by Total Landlord Insurance
Landlords and letting agents will in future face tougher regulation after the government made a surprise U-turn to rein in the rogues at the Conservative Party Conference earlier this month. Read more >
13
Oct 2017

Total Landlord Insurance wins “Best Landlord Insurance Provider”

by Total Landlord Insurance
Hamilton Fraser Total Landlord Insurance has won ‘Best Landlord Insurance Provider’ at the Insurance Choice Awards against some of their largest industry competitors, including Direct Line for Business and Simple Landlords Insurance. Read more >
29
Sep 2017

Top tips to minimise damage to your student property

by Chris Rowell
While the stereotypical student digs may conjure up visions of bedrooms littered with dirty dishes and carpets pock-marked with cigarette burns, student expectations for high quality accommodation are rising. Read more >
19
Sep 2017

Subsidence – what you need to know to ensure you are on safe ground

by Total Landlord Insurance
Subsidence refers to the downward movement of the building’s foundations that is not caused by the weight of the building but rather by movement of the soil beneath the building’s foundations. Read more >
18
Sep 2017

Total Landlord Insurance are through to the final

by Total Landlord Insurance
We are thrilled to announce that Hamilton Fraser Total Landlord Insurance have been named a finalist in the Insurance Choice Awards 2017 category of "Best Landlord Insurance Provider". Read more >
07
Sep 2017

5 Things Students Look for in Their Accommodation

by Alec McKenzie
Many factors tie into a student’s choice of accommodation, and each student’s needs vary, so it’s important that your offering covers the main bases of what the typical student looks for on their house-hunt. Read more >
01
Sep 2017

Vote for Total Landlord Insurance as the “Best Landlord Insurance Provider”

by Total Landlord Insurance
Vote for Total Landlord Insurance as the “Best Landlord Insurance Provider” Read more >
25
May 2017

Are HMOs the way forward?

by Paul Shamplina
These recent changes to government policy have put the spotlight on the buy-to-let market and forced landlords to act quickly to mitigate any negative effects on their income. While some have had to seriously consider their future position in the private rented sector, i.e. selling-up altogether, others want to retain... Read more >
27
Apr 2017

Reference or Risk? You decide

by Paul Shamplina
A landlord’s biggest asset is undoubtedly their property, so why do so many landlords still fail to take full references from tenants? This is a question I have been asking myself for years. When you apply for a store card to buy goods from a retailer, or look to take... Read more >
14
Mar 2017

Getting tough on the rogues - it’s about time

by Paul Shamplina
One of the biggest problems the industry faces, is not only weeding out rogue agents, but also educating landlords and tenants on how to avoid those that slip under the radar and continue to operate. Read more >
13
Mar 2017

Hamilton Fraser announces launch of new website

by Total Landlord Insurance
Hamilton Fraser's redesigned website is now live and forms part of a larger initiative for the company to create an amalgamated hub for all its brands Read more >
10
Mar 2017

BBC investigation highlights discrimination from landlords

by Total Landlord Insurance
A recent episode of 'Drivetime with Eddie Nestor' on BBC Radio London saw Hamilton Fraser Brand Ambassador, Paul Shamplina, amongst others, discussing why housing benefits tenants are finding it challenging to rent a property in London - even falling second choice to tenants with pets. Read more >
06
Mar 2017

Infographic - Save money on your rental property

by Total Landlord Insurance
From the potential responsibility for some running costs to the price of repairs when something goes wrong with your property, read our top tips to reduce outgoings for you and your tenant. Read more >
27
Feb 2017

Careless tenants leave the tap on causing spike in accidental damage claims

by Total Landlord Insurance
Over the last few months our Total Landlord Insurance claims team has witnessed an increase in accidental damage claims. Accidental damage is damage that occurs suddenly due to an unexpected and non-deliberate action. 12 per cent of claims in 2016 were as a result of accidental damage, a large proportion... Read more >
17
Feb 2017

Infographic - Renting to families

by Total Landlord Insurance
Tenants come in all shapes and sizes, from young professionals to parents with young children. The kind of occupant you want to attract will depend on your property and its location. Families often make attractive tenants, usually favouring long-term lets - here’s how to know if your property is suitable. Read more >