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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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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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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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Landlords: Do you know how to deal with struggling tenants?

Submitted by Dean on 16 April, 2020 - 16:50 with 0 comment

As a landlord, you may well be used to dealing with tricky tenants who are consistently late with payments but what do you do when a once-reliable tenant experiences unexpected financial difficulty?

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Unoccupied Properties During COVID-19 Pandemic

Submitted by Dean on 31 March, 2020 - 11:57 with 0 comment

Guidance for managing temporarily closed or permanently unoccupied properties during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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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