Do you know what you’re covered for? 5 Things to check when buying home insurance

September 22nd, 2017 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Financial Products, Insurance, Top Tips No Comments »

With the costs of cancelling a policy set by most insurance companies, you need to get it right first time round and make sure you select the cover that is right for you. Luckily, these days we have comparison sites to brush us up on our insurance knowledge by asking all the relevant questions. In case you’re still lost in the world of home insurance, here are five things to look out for.
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Essentials when choosing your home insurance policy

February 3rd, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Financial Products, Insurance No Comments »

There are many options available to you when it comes to choosing your home insurance policy and, as a result, it isn’t as straightforward as you would hope. There are some key elements of your policy that you need to ensure you have to make sure you have covered all of the important property in your home.

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How to Give Your Rental Property a Facelift

July 6th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Insurance, Landlords No Comments »

Tenancies can start to seem fleeting through the eyes of a seasoned landlord, but it’s important to remember that your prospective tenants are looking for their next home, so they will apply the same critical eye as any buyer would. Read the rest of this entry »

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An Essential Guide to Buildings’ Insurance

December 10th, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Insurance, Top Tips No Comments »

Have you ever considered what would happen if your home was destroyed in a flood or fire? Would you have enough money to build your home back to its original state? As much as thinking about worst-case scenarios is often something we put to the back of our mind, by being prepared with buildings’ insurance for such disasters it could save you a lot of money and heartache in the future.

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Spotting Cracks in Your Home & How to Treat Them

November 29th, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements, Insurance No Comments »

They appear in almost every home at some point or other, and if your house is a new build, you’ve probably noticed quite a few. But do you know the natural cracks caused by the slight movement of your home from the cracks that mean there could be a more significant problem than you first thought? In a lot of cases cracks become part of the furniture until you decide to decorate again, but by being able to identify and treat cracks, you could get to the root of the problem before it becomes anything more serious.

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Report asks landlords – Do you trust your tenants?

November 8th, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Insurance, Landlords No Comments »

Many would argue that for landlords, if you want to have peace of mind. We thought that we’d therefore conduct an investigation into the how trusting the relationships between landlords and tenants are.

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Are Deposit Protection Schemes Essential ?

June 21st, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Insurance, Landlords No Comments »

Housing charity, Shelter, have revealed that complaints from tenants about problems with rental deposits have soared by 86% in the past couple of years. Shelter have explained that one out of every 20 calls to their helpline in 2011 were concerning tenants’ deposits. This comes despite the introduction of compulsory tenancy protection schemes in April 2007.

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Winter Weather, Did Your Home Suffer Snow Damage

May 21st, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements, Insurance No Comments »

Snow is a particularly damaging form of winter weather, as it can cause untold damage to your home. Your home insurance policy should protect your buildings and contents against winter weather damage, so that you’re safe from the damage caused by snow.

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Where are the Burglary Hotspots in the UK?

May 18th, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Insurance, Landlords No Comments »

Landlord insurance experts Just Landlords have recently released a new infographic which highlights the top 10 burglary hotspots in the UK and some interesting facts about burglaries.

It is clear from the infographic that the 2 places to avoid are London and Yorkshire which both have multiple locations that make it into the top 10, including Wood Green in London, Bramley in Leeds and Apperly Bridge in Bradford

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The best places in the UK to be a landlord

March 13th, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Insurance, Landlords, Property Market 4 Comments »

The decision to become a landlord involves many factors – but how many landlords consider exactly where the best areas are in order to have the best chance of succeeding?

With renting becoming increasingly vogue, this is good news for landlords all over the country. You may want to take in certain geographical factors, however, into your decision-making.

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Should you become a Green Landlord?

February 28th, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Energy Saving, Insurance, Landlords 3 Comments »

The energy crisis is something that is likely to become more and more prominent over the coming years as the UK as a whole looks to reduce its energy consumption, lower carbon emissions and work towards having renewable energy in the future.

This is an issue that is pertinent to everyone, including landlords who will be coming across more and more tenants and letting agents who want to know how green and carbon friendly their properties are!

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