Property maintenance

Construction methods and their implications

02 Mar 2016

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

29 Oct 2015

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

29 Oct 2015

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

23 Feb 2015

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

20 Feb 2015

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

15 Jan 2015

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

15 Dec 2014

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

22 Oct 2014

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

06 Oct 2014

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.

Top tips to prepare your property for autumn

03 Oct 2014

Autumn is upon us and now is the time to make sure your property is in tip-top condition for the cold and wet months ahead.

Save money with the Landlord’s Energy Saving Allowance

18 Sep 2014

A government scheme offers tax breaks for landlords who install energy-saving measures on their rental properties.

Implied terms in tenancy agreements: what are they?

15 Sep 2014

What does 'fair wear and tear' mean? What is a 'tenant-like manner'? Here's a guide to implied terms in tenancy agreements.

Does your rental property meet safety regulations?

12 Sep 2014

As a landlord, it's your responsibility to ensure a property is free from health from health hazards. Follow these steps to ensure the safety of your property.

Practical tips for a pain-free end of tenancy handover

28 Aug 2014

There are a lot of things to tick off when a tenant moves out. Here's a quick checklist of things to bear in mind.

Top tips to secure your rental property this summer

26 Jun 2014

Now the weather is hotting up, security can become a second thought. Share these 7 top tips with your tenants to help keep their belongings and your rental property a safer place.

Top tips - maintaining windows and doors

25 Jun 2014

Windows and doors in let properties can be expensive and cause hassle for landlords when not maintained. Here are some top tips from Glassolutions to help keep them in good working order.

Roofing help sheet

28 Apr 2014

If you’ve had reports from your tenants or you yourself are concerned that your buy to let property has encountered damage to the roof during severe weather conditions, and you want to inspect/repair the damage – take precautions. Don’t try to do so during the poor weather, due to the danger of high winds and even the possibility of a lightning strike.

Drainage information and advice

28 Apr 2014

When it comes to drainage at your home or at your buy to let property, there can be a whole host of confusing terms bandied around. This guide explains what some of the most common terms are and what they mean...

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