Property Insurance

Balconies pose serious fire risk

While tenants will make the most of their balcony space during the summer months it is important to be aware of the threat this presents. The number of serious fires…

Commercial property: the most likely to suffer from under insurance?

Previously we posted a blog about the importance of having an accurate property valuation to make sure your property is adequately insured, where Martyn Barrett surveyors Barrett, Corp and Harrington…

Don’t let an inaccurate property valuation leave you out of pocket

While every property owner has an interest in ensuring that the reinstatement or rebuilding value of every property they own has been assessed, the fact is that many buildings are…

Protecting your property portfolio – brigade response criteria changes

A recent discussion about the nature of responses that can be expected from the Fire Service resulted in a Freedom of Information Request – to which four brigades responded. Budgets…

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Preparing a rental property for winter – infographic

Here’s a few of our top tips on how best to prepare your rental property for winter, all wrapped up in one simple and informative infographic.  

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Preparing A Rental Property For Winter

There are several things you will need to think about when keeping your properties and tenants safe and happy this winter. Even though it may seem time-consuming and sometimes costly,…

The real weight of winter

During the Christmas period businesses shut and the maintenance of your building may slip through the net. However, freezing temperatures and wind chill and the possibility of snow, means it’s…

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Keep your business safe this winter

During the winter months it can become a challenge just getting from A to B. However, there are ways to look after your business, employees and make sure you do…

Energy Act 2011 – Let Property

On 22nd July 2014, the Government launched two consultations on Energy Efficiency in Rented Property. One consultation concerns domestic property and the other non-domestic although the proposals for each are…

Protecting commercial properties from unwelcome guests

Recent amendments to legislation have made squatting in unoccupied residential buildings in England and Wales a criminal offence. Although good news for residential landlords, it means that unoccupied commercial premises…