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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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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Letting Agents: What will the Letting Agents fee ban mean to your company?

As the ban on letting agency/admin fees draws closer, many smaller independen  letting agents are looking for ways to replace this stream of income, which in many cases has previously covered major company outgoings each month such as staff salaries. Many agents we have spoken to are worried about their future as fees can mean …

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Why should I use Imperial Claims Consultants as my insurance loss assessor?

Imperial Claims are industry experts in dealing with commercial, industrial, homeowners and landlords insurance claims and we have, and continue to provide our clients with a truly personal and bespoke service. With over 80 years combined in-house claims handling experience there isn’t any type of disaster that we haven’t already managed. From small claims to …

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