Landlords should no longer stop tenants from keeping pets – here’s why

Submitted by Dean on 16 January, 2020 - 10:38 with 0 comment

To date, only seven per cent of landlords advertise their properties as ‘pet -friendly’ with many others enforcing a blanket ban on all pets, regardless of their species, size or nature.

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Don’t forget the EPC deadline

Submitted by Dean on 9 January, 2020 - 12:17 with 0 comment

From the 1st April 2018, all the tenancies which began after that point were required to have an EPC rating of ‘E’. The deadline is now looming for all existing tenancies which will need to comply from the 1st April 2020.

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The property insurance industry is leading the way in drone adoption

Submitted by Dean on 16 December, 2019 - 14:16 with 0 comment

Property inspections take valuable time and can be risky for the people involved. The insurance industry is embracing drones as a low-risk, technically sophisticated alternative. Are drones coming to the skies near you?

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Up your household security for autumn and winter

Submitted by Dean on 11 November, 2019 - 10:30 with 0 comment

The end of British Summer Time signifies shorter days, longer nights and a 20% rise in home burglaries across the UK. The aftermath of a break-in can be devastating and often leaves homeowners feeling unsafe in their own homes.

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The law surrounding revenge evictions

Submitted by Dean on 29 October, 2019 - 10:06 with 0 comment

Despite laws set in place to prevent them, tenants in the UK are still not being protected from revenge evictions, according to the Freedom of Information Act.

What is a revenge eviction?

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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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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.

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15 & 19 Penlline Road
Cardiff, CF14 2AA
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