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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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How climate change is raising the cost of insurance

Submitted by Dean on 30 October, 2019 - 11:13 with 0 comment

Despite government initiatives and the UK’s 2050 target to reduce emissions by at least 100% from levels captured in 1990, worldwide attempts to reduce climate changes have not yet hit the mark.

The rise of severe weather 

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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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Home Vs. 2nd Home Insurance: Differences and Similarities

Submitted by Dean on 21 October, 2019 - 05:36 with 0 comment

If you’re one of the hundreds of thousands of people who have a second home which you don’t rent out as someone else’s residence, it’s important for you to know where your primary home insurance policy differs, and how it’s the same.

The similarities

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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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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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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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Simple ways to secure your property from blowtorch burglars

Submitted by Dean on 21 February, 2019 - 16:24 with 0 comment

A recent incident in West Yorkshire revealed footage of thieves using a blowtorch to break into a victim’s home, take their car keys and steal their £30,000 Audi from their driveway.

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Landlords: Make sure you know the new electrical safety laws

Submitted by Dean on 21 February, 2019 - 16:19 with 0 comment

Following on from the government’s initiative to improve standards in the rental sector, tough new rules for electrical inspections have been introduced. These are intended to offer greater protection for tenants in private rented accommodation.

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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

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