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Is your Home Insurance ready for Christmas?

Submitted by Dean on 22 December, 2020 - 10:22 with 0 comment

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Christmas?

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Tis the season for landlords to pay attention

Submitted by Dean on 14 December, 2020 - 17:41 with 0 comment

In the run-up to Christmas, it’s easy for property owners to take their eye off the ball as they get distracted by the festivities. But burst pipes, homes left unoccupied and damage from parties can soon diminish the sparkle…

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Home insurance for Boilers

Winter is coming: is your boiler ship-shape?

Submitted by Dean on 23 November, 2020 - 11:26 with 0 comment

It’s Christmas day, and you wake up to open your presents. Brrr! It’s cold! You go to put the boiler on, only to realise that it’s not working. What do you do? Probably panic. You can avoid this worst-case-scenario by getting your boiler checked before winter is in full swing.

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Is your unoccupied building harbouring legionella bacteria?

Submitted by Dean on 2 November, 2020 - 10:16 with 0 comment

As many commercial and residential buildings remain empty over periods of lockdown, experts are concerned that these have the potential for a build-up of legionella bacteria, responsible for Legionnaires’ disease.

Why it happens

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Packing up Caravan for winter

Is your caravan winter-ready?

Submitted by Dean on 2 November, 2020 - 10:06 with 0 comment


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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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Internet of things insurance

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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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