30
Apr 2018

Who is responsible for the garden maintenance of a rented property?

by Total Landlord Insurance
Taking the time to clarify responsibilities for garden maintenance at the outset of a tenancy can save time and reduce the likelihood of a dispute further down the line. Read more >
30
Apr 2018

Is your agent protecting your money?

by Total Landlord Insurance
The government is committed to making membership of a CMP scheme mandatory for all letting agents and further announcements in relation to this are due to be released shortly. Read more >
12
Apr 2018

Friday 13th – Accidental damage…unlucky for some

by Total Landlord Insurance
It's Friday 13th, and whether you are superstitious or not, we all know that accidents can and do happen! In 2017, Hamilton Fraser Total Landlord Insurance paid on average £759 for accidental damage claims, reminding landlords of the importance of having insurance cover and ensuring it is up to date.... Read more >
11
Apr 2018

Minimum energy efficiency standards are changing. Are you switched on?

by Total Landlord Insurance
New minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) are coming into force in England and Wales from 1st April 2018. Read more >
26
Mar 2018

How to prevent your tenant falling into arrears and what to do if it happens anyway

by Total Landlord Insurance
Find out what landlords can do to prevent their tenants falling into arrears in the first place, and how they can minimise the damage to both their wallet and their stress levels should their tenant fall behind with the rent. Read more >
26
Mar 2018

No fault Section 21: A red herring?

by Total Landlord Insurance
No fault evictions which allow private landlords to evict tenants, seemingly without any reason under Section 21, have come under the spotlight. Read more >
26
Feb 2018

Beyond compliance – how to be a model landlord

by Total Landlord Insurance
With a raft of new laws coming into force and pressure from multiple changes in the private rental sector, landlords in Britain can be forgiven for feeling assailed from all angles in recent times. As some consider selling up due to additional costs, those who choose to stay in the... Read more >
07
Feb 2018

Which is the best landlord insurance cover for me?

by Total Landlord Insurance
Insurance can be confusing and landlord insurance is no exception – how do you work out which landlord insurance is best for your needs? In our guide to landlord insurance cover, we give you an overview of the different features of landlord insurance so you can identify the best landlord... Read more >
17
Jan 2018

Total Landlord Insurance Brand Ambassador Paul Shamplina’s tips for 2018 and beyond

by Paul Shamplina
2017 may already be a distant memory, but for landlords the key changes introduced last year will have an impact in 2018 and beyond. 2017 will go down in history as the year which saw a record number of consultations relating to the private rental sector, and with 2018 already... Read more >
15
Jan 2018

Launch of rogue landlord database is good news for the private rental sector

by Total Landlord Insurance
Dubbed an online ‘name and shame’ database, the launch in London last month of the first rogue landlord and agent checker in the country represents a significant step forwards in raising standards in the private rental sector by protecting people privately renting homes in the capital, an issue which Total... Read more >
04
Jan 2018

The 3 most common winter insurance claims for landlords

by Total Landlord Insurance
With one of Britain’s coldest winters well underway, we have witnessed temperatures drop, bringing harsh frosts, bitterly cold winds and widespread snow. At Total Landlord Insurance, we know that winter can be a challenging season for landlords as properties are at risk of damage following the cold temperatures and bad... Read more >
18
Dec 2017

Top tips for a harmonious holiday season

by Total Landlord Insurance
As we wind down for the Christmas break, it is worth taking a few steps to avoid festive fallouts with your tenant over the holiday season. This special time of year brings with it additional hazards, but with a little forward planning you can do much to reduce the risks... Read more >
24
Nov 2017

Top tips for tenants this winter

by Total Landlord Insurance
As the landlord, responsibility for maintaining your rental property sits with you; but well-informed tenants can help you protect your property against the perils posed by winter. Read more >
24
Nov 2017

Succeeding at self-management

by Upad Ltd
Our guest blog from Upad explores the pros and cons of self-management and what it takes to succeed as a self-managed landlord. Read more >
22
Nov 2017

The Autumn Budget 2017 statement and what this means for the housing market

by Total Landlord Insurance
Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the Autumn Budget Statement on the 22 November outlining a number of key points affecting the housing marketing. Read more >