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 >
13
May 2016

Hamilton Fraser Commended In The Leap 100 List

by Total Landlord Insurance
Hamilton Fraser, a provider of specialist insurance services, has been named in The Leap 100. Hamilton Fraser has been identified as one of the most exciting, ambitious, entrepreneurial and fast-growing companies in the UK. Read more >
21
Apr 2016

Is it time to incorporate your buy to let?

by Chris Conway
Buy-to-let landlords have had a rough ride from the chancellor in recent times. Over the past 12 months, George Osborne has taken away valuable reliefs such as the ‘wear and tear’ allowance, added extra stamp duty charges for landlords and is scaling back mortgage interest relief from April 2017. Read more >
18
Mar 2016

Budget 2016: Chancellor keeps up pressure on buy to let sector

by Chris Conway
Landlords have long sat on bumper returns from the buy to let sector with many turning their passion for property into thriving small businesses. But the 2016 Budget was the latest in a series of clampdowns as the chancellor George Osborne pressed ahead with the introduction of an extra stamp duty... Read more >
04
Mar 2016

Mother’s Day: A tenant’s tale

by Total Landlord Insurance
This weekend, all around the country, people are celebrating Mother’s Day. While this isn’t something that only relates to tenants and landlords, at Total Landlord Insurance, German born Marketing Executive Daniela Crouch has a special story to tell about her former landlady, of whom she will be thinking this ... Read more >
26
Feb 2016

Updated How to Rent Guide and Model Tenancy Agreement

by Total Landlord Insurance
On the 1st of February 2016 the Department for Communities and Local Government published updated versions of the How to Rent Guide and Model Tenancy Agreement following the roll out of the Right to Rent scheme in England, whereby landlords are required to check the immigration status of all adult... Read more >
21
Dec 2015

Hamilton Fraser celebrates 20th company anniversary

by Total Landlord Insurance
2016 is an important milestone for Hamilton Fraser as the company celebrates its 20th anniversary. Started in 1996 as an insurance broker specialising in property and medical indemnity insurance, these two sectors remain at the heart of everything they do. Read more >
12
Nov 2015

my|deposits tenancy deposit protection scheme a true success

by my | deposits
Hamilton Fraser Insurance, administrators and 50% shareholder of tenancy deposit protection (TDP) scheme my|deposits, has been given government approval to operate a custodial based scheme in England and Wales from April 2016. Read more >
19
Oct 2015

No Letting Go Launches Nationwide Installation & Inspection Service

by No Letting Go
No Letting Go Launches Nationwide Installation & Inspection Service to Help Landlords Comply with new Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Legislation that Comes into Effect on 1 October Read more >
19
Aug 2015

How a landlord can gain access for Gas Safety Inspections

by Tessa Shepperson
All landlords renting properties with gas appliances have a duty to carry out a gas safety inspection (to be done by a Gas Safe Register registered installer) and serve a certificate confirming this on their tenants every year. Read more >
05
Aug 2015

Is your letting agent operating within the law?

by Richard Tacagni
Before placing your property in the care of a letting agent, what checks should you carry out to make sure the agent is operating legally? Read more >
31
Jul 2015

Who is Responsible for the Garden of a Rented Property?

by Total Landlord Insurance
As the warm weather returns, many homeowners and tenants will be looking to make use of their gardens as they enjoy the limited sunshine we receive. Read more >
29
Jul 2015

The art of negotiating with your tenant

by my | deposits
If you would like to avoid a formal deposit dispute with your tenant, take a look at our top tips here. Why should you negotiate? If there is a breach in the tenancy agreement and you need to propose deductions to your tenants deposit to remedy any issues which may have occurred... Read more >
24
Jul 2015

Hamilton Fraser share industry expertise with TV interviews

by Total Landlord Insurance
Total Landlord Insurance’s sister companies: my|deposits and the Property Redress Scheme, have both recently appeared on online and national TV, sharing their expert knowledge of the private rented sector. Read more >
13
Jul 2015

Where there is smoke, there is fire - Tips for student landlords

by Total Landlord Insurance
Free from the constraints of living with mum and dad for the first time, thousands of students will be getting ready to move into their rented accommodation now for the new academic year. Read more >