We look at the benefits of using modern methods of construction and discuss the insurance implications related to these construction methods.
As we approach winter, now’s a good time to think about how best to prepare your property for the months ahead.
As temperatures plummet, it's time to consider how to prepare your property for the effects of snow and ice.
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.
With gales forecast over the coming days, here are some tips on how to protect your property.
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.
Are your tenants using additional heaters to warm a property? Follow these simple checks to ensure their safety.
Suffering damage to your rental property can be very stressful. Follow these steps to help you minimise the risk of dealing with large claims.
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.
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.
A government scheme offers tax breaks for landlords who install energy-saving measures on their rental properties.
What does 'fair wear and tear' mean? What is a 'tenant-like manner'? Here's a guide to implied terms in tenancy agreements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Very few people enjoy cleaning guttering, it’s one of those jobs that many never get round to doing unless there’s a problem. However maintaining the state of the guttering at your rental properties, and indeed your own, can prevent future problems occurring and fewer complaints from your tenants.
1 in 5 properties in the UK are considered to be at risk from subsidence. Understanding the cause is important when you’re looking at purchasing a property.