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Articles posted in October 2017

WINTER IS COMING - and landlords need to be ready

Monday 30 October 2017

Okay, we know it’s been a bit mild, but Winter IS coming, and it’s important landlords aren’t caught out by the cold, wind, ice and snow - and the damage they can cause.

Vampire Insurance Sucks

Friday 27 October 2017

Here at Simple Landlords Insurance, we’re celebrating Halloween with a landlords insurance quote for the spookiest space we know… 

London landlords undeterred by tax changes

Thursday 26 October 2017

Changes to tax affecting the UK's buy-to-let business have not deterred landlords in London from enjoying long term investment benefits, claim real estate firm Knight Frank.

Is Ireland the next buy-to-let hotspot?

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Ireland has topped the European buy-to-let investment league table for the second year running, research by World First has found.

Tenants leave London but continue renting

Monday 23 October 2017

An astonishing 65,000 tenants have left London over the last 12 months with the majority doing so to rent elsewhere, the latest monthly lettings index from estate agents Countrywide has revealed.

Landlords back plans for agents watchdog

Saturday 21 October 2017

Landlords have welcomed plans for a new watchdog to regulate letting and managing agents, after communities secretary Sajid Javid issued a call for evidence.

Simple Landlords Insurance Storm advice as Ophelia’s effects are felt…

Tuesday 17 October 2017

The UK took a battering from Hurricane Ophelia yesterday, with winds of more than 70 miles an hour taking out trees and power supplies, and causing hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of damage. Ireland has been the worst hit, with 3 people now thought to have lost their lives.

Letting agents - for and against

Wednesday 11 October 2017

To use a letting agent, or not to use a letting agent? That’s the question - and we’ve got two different viewpoints from two industry experts. Calum Brannan is founder and CEO of No Agent, and (unsurprisingly) in the AGAINST camp. Meanwhile resident Simple expert and CEO of Big Red House Carl Agar argues FOR letting agents…

UK rents continue to rise after low period

Tuesday 10 October 2017

UK rents rose by an average of 2.1 per cent last month continuing an upward trend after a period of low or even negative rental price inflation.

Property Investor Show

Tuesday 10 October 2017

Many thanks to everyone who came along to see us at Friday’s Property Investor Show! Our Marketing Manager Abi Stevens and Senior Underwriting Manager Andy Wynne-Jones, were there to talk about insurance - and we promise it wasn’t as boring as it sounds!

Green Deal for landlords to improve energy efficiency

Monday 09 October 2017

Landlords can benefit from a Green Deal which funds energy improvements using ‘loan to the property’ financing, where costs are repaid through energy bills, ahead of tough new rules that will come into force over the next few years.

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