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Hamilton Fraser makes final shortlist for prestigious industry award

This article was first published on the Total Landlord Insurance website Let home insurance provider Hamilton Fraser has been named on the final shortlist for a prestigious industry award. The company has been nominated in the insurance services category of this year’s Landlord & Letting Awards, which recognise excellence in […]

Rental incomes on the up

This article was first released on the Total Landlord Insurance website Buy-to-let property owners may be tempted to upgrade their landlord buildings insurance after seeing income from rent increase for the third consecutive quarter. According to a survey by Paragon Mortgages, 34 per cent of landlords saw the amount of income […]

First-time landlords should consider using a lettings agency

This article first appeared on the Total Landlord Insurance website. Those entering the buy-to-let business for the first time have been advised to use the services of a lettings agency. An agency can help inexperienced buy-to-let property owners understand their options when it comes to paperwork and organising financial protection […]

Regular gas appliance checks are ‘vital’

This article was first published on the Total Landlord Insurance website. For owners of buy-to-let properties, having landlord liability insurance in place is of vital importance in order to provide financial protection in the case of accidents suffered by tenants. However, landlords can help significantly reduce the chances of having to […]

Tenant referencing increasingly common

This article was first published on the Total Landlord Insurance website. Collecting references from tenants’ former landlords could be a good way for owners of buy-to-let properties to avoid having to claim on their let home insurance. Getting reliable references will give the property owner peace of mind that their tenants […]

Hurricane Katia highlights threat of weather to property

This article was first published on the Total Landlord Insurance website. The high winds seen in much of the UK recently as the country caught the tail end of Hurricane Katia has highlighted the need for landlord buildings insurance to fund the cost of repairing damage caused by the weather. Winds […]

Landlords – Tenants predict rents will continue to rise

This article first featured on the Total Landlord Insurance website. More landlords could be looking to take out let home insurance over the coming months as investors seek to take advantage of rising demand from tenants. According to the latest Consumer Rental Forecast from property portal Rightmove, demand for rented […]

A Comprehensive Guide to the Furniture and Furnishings …

This article originally appeared on LOFT Interiors. The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 1 (as amended in 1989 2 and 1993 3 ) set levels of fire resistance for domestic upholstered furniture, furnishings and other products containing upholstery. This guide, which has been prepared in consultation with the […]

Furnished or Unfurnished?

This article originally appeared on LOFT Interiors. Furnishing a property does not absolutely guarantee that you will be able to charge more rent for it. In most cases you will be able to, but the difference is not as much on a monthly basis as you might expect. Having said […]

Why Furnish Your Property

This post originally appeared on LOFT Interiors. Maximise your return – Furnish your property! Many first time buyers are now being faced with having to find unrealistic deposits to get onto the property ladder, this is forcing many of them to rent. Consequently, the UK lettings market is buoyant as demand […]