Property maintenance

Construction methods and their implications

We look at the benefits of using modern methods of construction and discuss the insurance implications related to these construction methods.

8 tips to prepare your property for winter

As we approach winter, now’s a good time to think about how best to prepare your property for the months ahead.

How to protect your property from snow and ice

As temperatures plummet, it's time to consider how to prepare your property for the effects of snow and ice.

How to create and maintain an effective property inventory

An inventory will help to protect the position of both landlords and tenants. It can also provide evidence of the condition of the property at the time it was let. Here's how to manage an effective one.

How to protect your property from high winds

With gales forecast over the coming days, here are some tips on how to protect your property.

Flooding advice: how to prepare for extreme weather

The Met Office has issued flood warnings for many parts of England, Wales and Scotland. Here are some useful tips to help you and your tenants prepare.

Stay safe and warm: top tips for safer heaters in rental properties

Are your tenants using additional heaters to warm a property? Follow these simple checks to ensure their safety.

Top 5 tips to minimise the risk of making large insurance claims

Suffering damage to your rental property can be very stressful. Follow these steps to help you minimise the risk of dealing with large claims.

Make smoke detectors a legal requirement says Labour MP

Landlords should be legally obliged to fit a smoke alarm in all of their rental properties. That’s according to former Labour Housing Minister, Nick Raynsford MP.

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