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As a landlord, it’s not just insurance you need to keep up to date with.

In our Landlord Hub, you’ll find the latest property news, expert views, and useful guides and tools.

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The emerging landlord: Property investment is changing

At Simple Landlords Insurance, we wanted to find out more about landlords, and how they’re coping with all the changes in the market - from Capital Gains Tax to Stamp Duty, Section 24 to Right to Rent, tenant deposit caps to the social housing crisis, licensing changes to Brexit.

We wanted to know if and how all of this has changed the appetite for investment, investment strategies, returns, attitudes to risk and opportunity, and of course from our own perspective - insurance needs.

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News: Keeping our landlords updated

  • Monday 16 July 2018

    Evictions in the UK

    Landlords in the UK face a 4 month wait for court appointed bailiffs to remove problem tenants – and some regions see a higher rate of claims and evictions than others.

  • Friday 13 July 2018

    Rental growth returns to London

    The East Midlands and the East of England led the UK's rental growth in the first half of the year while London recorded its first annual rise since 2016, the latest index data shows.

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    Latest news and views on all things housing and property.

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Guides: Keeping you ahead of the game

  • Tuesday 17 July 2018

    How to serve a Section 8 Notice

    A Section 8 notice - or simply an ‘eviction notice’ - is used by landlords in England and Wales to terminate an assured shorthold tenancy (AST) when a tenant has breached the agreement or fallen into rent arrears. 

  • Tuesday 17 July 2018

    What is a Section 21 Notice?

    A Section 21 Notice is used by landlords in England & Wales when they want to evict tenants and gain possession of a property at the end of a fixed term assured shorthold tenancy.

  • Tuesday 13 March 2018

    The Simple guide to the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)

    The new Minimum Energy Efficiency Regulations are due to come into force on 1 April 2018.  Landlords in England and Wales won’t be able to sign new tenancy agreements on properties with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of F or G. That includes signing new agreements with existing tenants. 

  • Informing you

    Informative guides to help landlords with everything they need to know.

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Expert advice for your property over the festive season

  • Friday 03 November 2017

    The Simple Landlords guide to Christmas

    Christmas may be the season to be jolly - but it’s also the season for holiday visits and unoccupied properties, and lots of conveniently boxed-up goodies under twinkly trees.

  • Tuesday 31 October 2017

    The Simple Landlords guide to Snow, Ice and Hail

    Most landlords probably aren’t dreaming of a White Christmas. While snow can be very pretty, it’s also very wet, cold, and heavy - and that’s not always good news for properties!

  • Winter guides

    Informative guides to help landlords get through the harsh winter season.

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Videos: Must-watch resources for all landlords

  • Why inspections matter

    Landlords are making mistakes with their insurance, according to our latest research.

  • Why insurance matters

    Our own Abi Stevens talks about why having the right insurance for YOUR property and tenants could end up saving you some serious time, hassle, and MONEY.

  • The emerging landlord - introduction by Carl Agar

    Carl Agar introduces Simple Landlords Insurance's 'emerging landlord' report - who's winning at property, how and why.

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