Finders Keepers: How to find good tenants and keep them

May 29th, 2017

It’s every landlord’s dream to find tenants who will look after your property, pay like clockwork and aren’t in a hurry to move on. Finding the right tenants can mean fewer costly void periods, lower maintenance bills and a lot less hassle. Building good relationships can also pay rich dividends providing both landlord and tenants with peace of mind. Read the rest of this entry »

10 Top Security Tips for Landlords

November 16th, 2016

landlord-securityAs a landlord it makes sense to take security seriously. Burglaries can be a headache for you and a nightmare for your tenants. Take the following measures to make your property (and your investment) more secure:

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Landlord Insurance FAQ

September 23rd, 2016

landlord-faqWhat is landlord insurance?

Landlord insurance is a specialist financial product designed to safeguard buy to let properties. The core elements of cover work in a similar way to home insurance although it’s important to understand that standard home insurance policies won’t cover let properties. Read the rest of this entry »

How will Brexit affect buy to let landlords?

July 19th, 2016

brexit landlordsAs the dust settles after the country’s seismic decision to leave the European Union; financial commentators are speculating on how Brexit might impact the economy. With so many unknowns it’s little more than an educated guessing game, but some areas will be affected more than others, and housing is likely to be one of them. Gazing into our own financial crystal ball the future looks cloudy for buy to let landlords. Read the rest of this entry »

The problem with ‘block insurance’ policies for flats

June 2nd, 2016

 more flatsIf you own a flat or apartment, you’ll know just how tricky it can be finding the right insurance.

Block policies often fall short of providing adequate cover for fixtures and fittings or adequate liability cover for landlords. Few insurance providers really understand the problem and even fewer offer cover.

At Quoteline Direct we have been carefully listening to our customers’ needs for nearly half a century, and we’ve been working hard to see how we can plug the gaps left by other brokers. Read the rest of this entry »

Most Common Landlords Insurance Claims

May 19th, 2016

buy to let claims picThe key to successful property investment is looking after your assets; and that means making sure that you’ve got the right insurance. Landlords insurance is a specialist product designed to provide a financial safeguard against a host of potential problems from Public Liability to Rent Guarantee. Read the rest of this entry »

Landlords left out of pocket by over £5 billion every year

March 31st, 2016

Unpaid rentAs every landlord knows the key to successful property investment is looking after your bottom line, and that means making sure that you’ve got the right buy to let insurance. Recent changes to tax legislation mean landlords are having a tough time, and to make matters worse they are losing out on £5.4 billion a year in unpaid rent and property damage. Read the rest of this entry »

Where’s best for student buy to let?

March 22nd, 2016

student buy to letLetting properties to students can be lucrative, but it’s all about ‘Location Location Location’. A report by a leading property website has revealed the ‘best’ and ‘worst’ places to invest in the student buy-to-let market and the findings make for interesting reading. Read the rest of this entry »

Top Ten Buy to Let Tips

January 27th, 2016

landlord mistakesTaking your first steps on the property investment ladder can be daunting; so we decided to ask some seasoned buy to let landlords how to get things right first time: Read the rest of this entry »

Should landlords let their tenants redecorate?

January 20th, 2016

diy 2With property prices going through the roof it’s harder than ever for first time buyers to get a foot on the property ladder and tenants are renting for longer and longer periods. Landlords are often reluctant to let their tenants decorate, but transforming a house into a home can benefit everyone involved. Read the rest of this entry »