How flooding can impact rental properties

Flooding in rental properties can expose landlords to unexpected potential bills. Floods can threaten lives, buildings and belongings and affect both landlords and tenants. With sea levels rising more and more and increasing bad unexpected rainstorms, flooding is at an all time high and cannot be ignored by landlords. Flooding in the UK costs around …

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Cannabis – a growing problem for landlords

The UK is the largest supplier and producer of Cannabis, so states the Independent website. In 2016 the UK produced some 44.9% and exported roughly 70% of the world’s total cannabis supply. You can read the Independent article here. Of course, there have been more recent developments with regards to the use of cannabis, whether …

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FIRE KILLS! – How to stay safe from fire in your home

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A new video has emerged on TV screens warning about the dangers of fire. The Fire Kills Campaign highlights just how quickly a fire can start. Over 3,000 fires and 200 deaths every year are caused by something going wrong in the kitchen: An overloaded tumble dryer lint drawer… A tea towel left too close …

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Tenants, do you have insurance cover for your possessions?

Here at Imperial Claims, we have recently assisted several landlords following fires at their rental properties. The Landlords all had good levels of building insurance, including loss of rent cover, meaning their rent will be covered until the property is repaired and is able to be re-let, however not one of the tenants had any …

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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors for Landlords.

In October 2015 new laws were brought in for Landlords regarding smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Following the very sad and preventable death of a two tenants of a possible unlicensed HMO property in London recently, we thought we would advise of the correct and legal requirements for landlords regarding smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. …

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