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What you need to know about becoming a landlord

Submitted by Dean on 28 August, 2019 - 10:31 with 0 comment

Thinking of letting out your property? Here’s what you should consider before you do. 

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Five home security tips you may not have considered

Submitted by Dean on 8 August, 2019 - 13:34 with 0 comment

From simple vigilance when locking your doors and windows, to more advanced solutions such as motion-sensitive lighting and burglar alarms; when it comes to securing your home, there are plenty of solutions available.

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5 insurance twists that could catch you out

Submitted by Dean on 7 August, 2019 - 13:24 with 0 comment

Consumer watchdog Which?’s recent survey saw 49% of respondents identifying insurance as either ‘fairly’ or ‘very’ difficult to understand. 40% admitted to just skipping rather than reading the terms and conditions for their car insurance, and 39% did the same for home insurance.

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Keep your home secure this summer

Submitted by Dean on 5 August, 2019 - 10:09 with 0 comment

The promise of a sunny day brings with it a high state of excitement and relaxation in a country where the summer months don’t come with a guarantee of hot weather. Dusty barbeques are dragged out of sheds, picnics are back, and windows and doors are thrown open to welcome the summer breeze.

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Have you checked your carbon monoxide alarm recently?

Submitted by Dean on 3 June, 2019 - 11:28 with 0 comment

Known as ‘the silent killer’, accidental carbon monoxide poisoning causes around 60 deaths in the UK every year throughout England and Wales. One in 10 adults in Britain has experienced some degree of carbon monoxide poisoning in their homes.

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Is the threat of flooding in the UK on the rise?

Submitted by Dean on 23 May, 2019 - 06:10 with 0 comment

For those who don’t take global warming seriously by now, you might be surprised at the predictions that have been made by the Environment Agency (EA) regarding UK flood defence.

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How will technology affect your home insurance?

Submitted by Dean on 21 May, 2019 - 10:43 with 0 comment

Even the most basic of homes are being upgraded, refitted and kitted out with smart technology to enhance our daily lives when in the home. The Internet of Things (IoT) plans to make the integration and usage of these advanced devices simple and seamless.

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How to operate a venue business

Submitted by Dean on 17 May, 2019 - 15:34 with 0 comment

Hosting an endless variety of events and functions, venue businesses can be whatever you want them to be – literally.

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Had trouble getting a mortgage as a contractor?

Submitted by Dean on 8 May, 2019 - 11:25 with 0 comment

As a contractor, whilst you might be confident that you will never need to wait long in-between projects, your profession brings with it a level of uncertainty that permanent roles don’t succumb to.

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What does the Tenant Fees Act mean for landlords and for tenants?

Submitted by Dean on 30 April, 2019 - 10:47 with 0 comment

You browse suitable properties. You arrange a viewing. You’re all set. You call the letting agent to discuss the deposit. Before you know it, you must pay a deposit, one month of rent and ‘referencing fees’ before you’re handed the keys.

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About Us

Watkin Davies Insurance Consultants are one of Wales’ largest Independent Insurance Brokers, established in 1978 by Roger Watkins. Since this time we have become one of the leading Commercial and Personal Insurance Brokers in the region and the trusted insurance advisor to hundreds of Welsh and UK businesses and individuals.

Head Office

15 & 19 Penlline Road
Cardiff, CF14 2AA
029 2062 6226
Opening Hours
Mon-Fri: 9am to 5.30pm
Sat: 9am to 1pm
Sun: Closed

Official Insurance Partner of the FAW Trust

Official Insurance Partner of the WSA

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