Getting insurance for a house with subsidence

August 20, 2019
When it comes to issues that can affect your home, subsidence is one of the more serious ones. It can have a negative impact on the structural safety of a property and its value.

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Will I be refused home insurance if I have a criminal record?

August 20, 2019
Finding affordable home insurance when you have a criminal conviction can be a challenge. But there are plenty of people who find themselves in that situation.

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Where are the best locations for active holidays?

August 20, 2019
Lying by the pool not your thing? Fear not, there are plenty of other ways to spend a holiday. Adventure holidays are growing in popularity as more people search for a holiday to remember.

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How to prepare your property for new tenants

August 20, 2019
If you’re a first-time landlord, or you’re getting ready to welcome a new set of tenants into your existing let, there are certain things you need do before the new tenants move in.

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Precautions to take when going on a cruise with a medical condition

July 31, 2019
What could be better for your health than setting sail on a cruise? You’re surrounded by the beautiful blue of the ocean, you’re waited on hand and foot, there’s loads to do, amazing places to see, and a delicious supply of food and drink. What’s not to like?

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Best worldwide travel destinations for over 60s

July 24, 2019
The freedom that comes with reaching retirement, or near retirement age, is great for many reasons but one of the best has to be the chance to travel and explore the world. Children are grown up, budgets are often bigger, and we have fewer work commitments tying us to desks at home. It’s the ideal time to throw ourselves into amazing travel experiences and collect some stamps in our passports.

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Most popular cruises worldwide

July 24, 2019
It seems we can’t get enough of cruising. According to data from Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), 30 million people are expected to set sail on a cruise ship this year. Ten years ago, that figure was 17.8 million.

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How to protect and secure a vacant holiday home

July 23, 2019
It’s the ultimate nightmare scenario. You’ve had a hard week’s work and the weather looks like it’ll be good over the weekend, so you decide to drive up to your small holiday cottage that you fell in love with the first time you saw it.

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The Tenant Fees Act 2019 came into effect on June 1st 2019: What is it?

July 23, 2019
It’s been looming over landlords for a while, but the Tenants Fees Act finally came into force in England at the start of June. Designed to reduce hidden costs for tenants, the new Act has implications for tenants, landlords and letting agents.

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Where are the best locations to buy a holiday home in the UK?

July 23, 2019
Staycations are getting more popular in the UK. Uncertainty over Brexit, a weaker pound and the desire for more convenience have led many holidaymakers to stay put rather than jetting off for a break overseas.

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What type of medical conditions are covered by travel insurance?

June 28, 2019
Did you know, over a quarter of Brits travel abroad each year without having the right travel insurance? It’s a worryingly high figure, especially if you are traveling with a pre-existing medical condition. And when you start looking at the numbers, the situation becomes even more alarming.

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What's A Holiday Let's Weekly Cost To Run?

June 28, 2019
Thinking of investing in a holiday let? While you can certainly make money as a landlord, running a lakeside retreat or a seaside apartment is not all plain sailing. To make sure your holiday home doesn’t turn into a holiday headache, you need to factor in all the costs involved right from the start. So in this guide to holiday let running costs, we’ll cover everything you need to think about - from agents’ fees to holiday home insurance. That way, you won’t get caught out by any nasty surprises.

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Best Places To Buy A Holiday Home In The UK

June 28, 2019
Thinking about buying a holiday home? If recent trends are anything to go by, the UK holiday market is set for another booming year with searches and bookings for domestic stays going up by a third compared to last year. This could mean a very profitable investment if you decide to take the plunge.

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What are the 4 main sectors of skilled trades?

June 27, 2019
Having a skilled trade under your belt can set you up with a job for life. As Logic4training, the UK’s leading building services training provider points out, there are many reasons why people choose the skilled trades as a long-term career option. 

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Is Rental Property A Good Way To Grow Your Wealth?

June 17, 2019
On paper, a rental property might not appear the best investment. A crackdown on stamp duty on investment properties, an income tax raid on rent and a stall in house prices has made property investment a less attractive prospect than in previous years.

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Top 5 Tips For Travelling Safely With A Medical Condition

June 16, 2019
We all need a holiday from time to time. Holidays are the perfect way to escape from the norm, enjoy a change of scenery and spend time with friends and family. They let you do as little or as much as possible. Whether you’re relaxing on a beach or trying out the latest high-octane adventure sport, travelling is good for the mind, body and soul.

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How many people travel abroad without the right cover?

June 15, 2019
When planning for a holiday, getting travel insurance is often the last thing on your mind. Why spend your time thinking about insurance when you could be making other more exciting holiday decisions, such as where to go while you’re away and what to pack?

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Where Are The Best Destinations Abroad To Buy A Holiday Home?

June 15, 2019
Do you long for blue skies, breath-taking views and a simpler way of life? Well, who doesn’t?
 
Brits have been besotted with the idea of owning a holiday home overseas for some time. Why stay in the UK with its unpredictable weather, high cost of living and political uncertainty?
 
Looking for a holiday home abroad has become a popular pastime for many Brits. So where are the most in-demand locations for property hunters?

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How Do I Spot The Signs That My Home Is At Risk Of Subsidence?

June 12, 2019
Subsidence is a pretty common phenomenon around the UK, due to its climate, with variable rainfall and a mix of warm and cool weather. Many homeowners face severe financial consequences if their properties are affected by subsidence or heave.

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Our 7 tips for travelling abroad with a pre-existing medical condition

June 6, 2019
We all need a holiday sometimes. Whether it’s to relax completely by a sunny poolside, explore new surroundings, or just spend precious time with loved ones, holidays have an amazing ability to make us feel refreshed and energized. In fact, studies have proven that experiences like holidays have a much longer-lasting effect on our happiness than buying material things. 

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Can I Insure My Home If It's Left Unoccupied?

June 6, 2019
It may come as a surprise to some homeowners that some standard home insurance does not cover a house if it is left unoccupied for more than 30 days.
 
It may also come as a surprise how many empty properties there are in the UK. According to data from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, the number of empty properties in England is more than 216,000 – the highest level since 2012. It’s a similar situation across the UK – researchers from the University College London (UCL) revealed that nearly 340,000 of homes in Britain are rarely used.
 
But with all these homes standing empty across the UK, how many are properly insured?

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What are the top destinations for holiday homes?

June 6, 2019
It’s easy to see the attraction of buying a second home overseas. It gives you a place to enjoy summer in the sunshine, bask in a better work-life balance and invest your hard-earned cash. With a host of low-cost airlines to choose from and more routes on offer than ever before, giving into temptation is now a financially attractive option, too.

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What Are The Most Popular Holiday Destinations In The World?

June 4, 2019
From sunny summer holidays lying under palm trees to embracing the chilly depths of a gorgeously glacial landscape, one person's idea of the best holiday destination in the world can differ hugely from another’s. Ask yourself this? Do you like relaxing by the beach, lounging in a poolside villa, exploring the cultural sights on a city break or feeling the chill on a sporty, ski holiday? Or do you want to experience all of the above?

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Top tips for new landlords

June 3, 2019
There’s strong demand for rental property here in the UK, meaning now could be a great time to take your first steps into the buy-to-let market and become a landlord or landlady.

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What Is A Non-Standard Property And Should I Consider Buying One?

June 3, 2019
We’ve all seen TV programmes and stories in the media about unusual buildings – places which stand out from the ordinary because of their design, location, age or construction materials. Usually, these stories dwell on appearance and idiosyncratic features but they don’t always drill down into the details of what constitutes a ‘non-standard’ construction for the purposes of insurance.

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