23
Sep 2016

The finer details of a C12 Gas Safety Certificate

by Total Landlord Insurance
This week marks the 6th annual Gas Safety Week – a campaign launched by the Gas Safety Register to highlight the dangers of inadequate checks and raise awareness around how to stay safe. Read more >
23
Sep 2016

Landlords - do you know where you stand on gas safety?

by Total Landlord Insurance
We thought Gas Safety Week would be a good time to remind landlords of their obligations when it comes to ensuring a safe environment for their tenants. Read more >
07
Sep 2016

Paul Shamplina joins forces with Hamilton Fraser

by Total Landlord Insurance
Paul Shamplina joins forces with Hamilton Fraser Read more >
02
Sep 2016

New increase of Insurance Premium Tax

by Total Landlord Insurance
No sooner had we got used to the increased IPT rate of 9.5%, up from the 6% introduced in 2011, do we find that it’s going up again, albeit by less than the 3% predicted. Read more >
25
Aug 2016

Infographic - burst pipes in summer

by Total Landlord Insurance
With temperatures rising each year, we're seeing more burst pipe claims than ever before. Read more >
19
Aug 2016

Guidance on the Insurance Act

by Total Landlord Insurance
Hamilton Fraser, who provide Total Landlord Insurance, would like to highlight important changes contained in the Insurance Act 2015, which came into effect last week, on Friday 12 August. Read more >
11
Aug 2016

Having a Relaxing Holiday as a Landlord – 7 Top Tips

by Chris Rowell
The school holidays have started - time to escape the stress of work and relax. However, being a landlord means that it’s not possible to just pack a suitcase and leave. In order to make sure everything runs smoothly while you are away, here are a few easy tips to... Read more >
05
Aug 2016

Let property campaign: How to disclose undeclared rental income

by Chris Conway
HMRC is clamping down on landlords who have failed to disclose tax owed on rental income. Read more >
21
Jul 2016

Students make reliable tenants, insurance statistics show

by Total Landlord Insurance
Many landlords might shy away from letting to students. Nightmare visions of riotous parties and damaged properties might be part of their reasoning. Students might have a reputation of being unreliable, inexperienced and irresponsible. Yet, at Total Landlord Insurance, we know students actually make very reliable tenants. Read more >
11
Jul 2016

Raising Standards Across the Industry

by Total Landlord Insurance
A Professional body,the National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS), has announced a new initiative to help councils effectively regulate the lettings industry and raise standards. Read more >
23
Jun 2016

Is your tenant not paying rent? Do you know why?

by James Davis
It’s always worrying when a tenant falls behind with their rent, but James Davis, founder of online letting agent Upad, advises landlords to think twice before starting the eviction process. Read more >
22
Jun 2016

Know your risk from rising groundwater levels

by Chris Rowell
It’s a wash out – many couples getting married this month will suffer from the bad weather and continuous rainfall. But the rain is dampening the spirits at bigger events like Royal Ascot and Glastonbury as well. What many people don’t know is that there actually is a British monsoon... Read more >
13
Jun 2016

Landlords are checking on their tenants online

by Chris Rowell
Some landlords have now taken to checking their prospective tenants on Social Media ahead of renting their property. Apart from proper tenant reference checks, i.e. Right to Rent, address, employer and financial history checks, landlords are conducting so-called ‘personality checks’ on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to ascertain what kind... Read more >
13
Jun 2016

High street estate agents considering price cuts or business restructure in battle with online-only firms

by Chris Conway
A quarter of estate agents would consider changing their business model to compete with online competitors, a survey has revealed. Read more >
26
May 2016

Has the Queen’s Speech given landlords a break from government scrutiny?

by Chris Conway
The agenda for the next parliamentary session has been set out in the Queen’s Speech and there is plenty for landlords to consider. Read more >