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Your Halloween Survival Guide: Keep your home safe this ‘All Hallows Eve

Submitted by Dean on 28 September, 2020 - 11:47 with 0 comment

Halloween can be traced back as far as the ancient festival of Samhain when, on the 31st of October, the ghosts of the dead would revisit the mortal world. To ward off any evil spirits in their midst, large bonfires were lit in each village.

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The internet of things and how it might affect insurance

Submitted by Dean on 21 September, 2020 - 14:05 with 0 comment

In Mark Weiser’s essay, ‘The Computer for the 21st Century’, he comments: “The most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it.”

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Attack of the autumn leaves – Avoiding blocked drains

Submitted by Dean on 14 September, 2020 - 12:54 with 0 comment

Autumn is upon us, the nights are drawing in and we’re begrudgingly packing away our shorts and flip-flops for another year in place of cosy jumpers, winter coats and knitted scarves. Whilst autumn has its upsides, those crispy golden leaves can become quite a nuisance.

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Do tenants need Contents Insurance?

Submitted by Dean on 1 September, 2020 - 14:38 with 0 comment

As a tenant, you expect your landlord to take responsibility for the building in which you live, after all – it’s their property at the end of the day.

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Here’s what the eviction ban extension means for tenants and landlords

Submitted by Dean on 1 September, 2020 - 14:00 with 0 comment

Many landlords will have been relieved to hear that after a 5-month ban, they would finally be able to start court proceedings for evictions from the 23rd August.

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How much would it cost to rebuild your property?

Submitted by Dean on 20 July, 2020 - 10:55 with 0 comment

There’s been a lot to think about and adjust to over the COVID-19 pandemic and if you’re moving home, it can be easy to overlook the finer details. However, there are some things that you absolutely need to get right first time around.

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Urban Unbundling: Can cities expect a residential exodus?

Submitted by Dean on 10 July, 2020 - 14:12 with 0 comment

Since the world was plunged into lockdown, homeowners have been given more time to reflect on their new pace of life and the changes they want to see moving forwards.

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The landlord rent crisis: Navigating a pandemic

Submitted by Dean on 6 July, 2020 - 09:06 with 0 comment

As the cost of rent continues to rise across the UK during the coronavirus, tenants are increasingly struggling to keep up.

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Here’s what you need to know about mortgage payment holidays

Submitted by Dean on 16 June, 2020 - 11:29 with 0 comment

Before June the 4th, taking a mortgage payment holiday meant that your monthly repayments would be paused for a fixed amount of time of up to three months.

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The future of the property and buy-to-let market post-lockdown

Submitted by Dean on 27 May, 2020 - 10:57 with 0 comment

As the UK housing market slowly unfurls back into action following the latest Government advice for certain businesses, industry professionals have warned that rebooting the market won’t be a quick process.

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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: 9.30am to 1pm
Sun: Closed

Official Insurance Partner

Official Insurance Partner of the FAW Trust

Official Insurance Partner of the WSA

Membership & Accreditation

Chwarae Teg FairPlay Employer Award

Member of British Insurance Brokers Association