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Modern methods of construction add to arson and hot works fire risks

Submitted by Dean on 22 March, 2021 - 16:55 with 0 comment

Arson and hot works are among the most common causes of fire in the UK, whilst modern methods of construction are also a leading factor in many fires. With this as a backdrop, businesses and organisations need to manage and mitigate the risks.

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Are we building too many homes?

Submitted by Dean on 10 March, 2021 - 08:28 with 0 comment

A slow drive through a British town or city usually reveals the construction of a whole new estate, or several in many cases. It’s the result of a crisis Britain has been going through for what feels like decades.

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

Submitted by Dean on 2 March, 2021 - 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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Home Vs. 2nd Home Insurance: Differences and Similarities

Submitted by Dean on 1 March, 2021 - 04:36 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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The landlord rent crisis: Navigating a pandemic

Submitted by Dean on 5 February, 2021 - 08:06 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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The future of the property and buy-to-let market post-lockdown

Submitted by Dean on 30 January, 2021 - 09:57 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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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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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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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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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