21
Oct
2016

The Plentific Guarantee is more than an Insurance Backed Guarantee

  • Jason McClean
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THE HOME INSURER recently joined up with Plentific to offer Insurance Backed Guarantees to home owners booking tradesmen to work on their properties. I learnt a lot about Insurance Backed Guarantees while working with Plentific and wouldn’t contract a tradesman without one now. The Plentific Guarantee is more than a straightforward Insurance Backed Guarantee. It is a dynamic insurance that…

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12
Oct
2016

Introducing the Plentific Guarantee – in collaboration with The Home Insurer

  • Jason McClean
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PLENTIFIC, the leading home services marketplace for homeowners and home professionals, has launched the innovative Plentific Guarantee that offers unrivalled protection to homeowners contracting with traders for home improvements. The Plentific Guarantee offers a class leading combination of Deposit, Work in Progress Protection, a dynamic Insurance Backed Guarantee and Legal Expenses Insurance for the home owner. Included automatically when anyone…

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07
Oct
2016

The new 10% Insurance Premium Tax and home insurance

  • Jason McClean
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FROM October 1st, Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) has gone up from 9.5% to 10%. This will make a difference to your home insurance - and your car insurance as well. The Government has increased IPT, put bluntly, to raise more tax. They say (I read) for building flood defences and other good causes, but let’s not kid ourselves. It’s a…

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02
Sep
2016

Landlords should join the Property 118 Action Group

  • Jason McClean
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THE PROPERTY INSURER has been partnered with Property 118 for several years now and it is without hesitation that I recommend that landlords consider joining the new Property 118 Action Group. Property 118 is all about landlord welfare and protection, it fills a role that associations simply cannot take on. Without Property 118 the West Bromwich would have changed its…

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26
Aug
2016

The ethnic cleansing of Landlords – a Conservative policy?

  • Jason McClean
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SO shortly after bringing in clause 24 that sees Landlords being taxed on money they borrow as well as losing wear and tear allowance, the Conservatives hike Stamp Duty for second homes to 3%. The Conservatives tell the Bank of England to get on the case and increase multiples and make it harder for Landlords to borrow. The lapdog duly…

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07
Jul
2016

Clause 24 and the end of the private landlord

  • Jason McClean
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CLAUSE 24 of the 2015 Finance Bill is creeping closer to implementation in April 2017. I strongly believe this will destroy the private landlord and increase the UK’s housing crisis enormously. It will lead to the homeless living on the streets and the increase in theft, squatting and violence that brings with it. And don’t expect the police to help,…

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03
Feb
2016

Landlords losing confidence and selling up

  • Jason McClean
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ACCORDING to the National Landlords Association (NLA) landlords are losing confidence in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) with many planing to sell part or all of their portfolios, removing 136.000 properties from the rental stock. 1-million properties sold off In total, the NLA is saying 1-million properties will be sold off in the next five years as landlords exit the…

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28
Jan
2016

Institutional landlords start planning

  • Jason McClean
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I READ with great interest that Legal & General, the big insurer, is teaming up with a Dutch pension fund to spend £600million building homes in the UK because it sees the falling private rented sector as an opportunity to make money on a corporate level. Invesco Real Estate has already launched a £250m fund for new housing, LaSalle Investment…

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07
Jan
2016

Council Housing waiting lists at 1.5million

  • Jason McClean
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I WAS astounded this morning when I read that there are 1.5million people in the UK on Council House waiting lists. That sounds like great news for landlords and those of us who sell Landlord Insurance, but trust me it, this is terrible news. Consider that 2.5% of the population is on a housing waiting list. Now consider that 300,000…

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04
Jan
2016

Landlords launch legal challenge on tax grab

  • Jason McClean
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IT is with great warmth and pleasure I welcome landlords challenging the legality of George Osborne’s summer tax grab through the courts. Now with £50k of funds raised in a matter of days, Chris Cooper and Steve Bolton can lodge a pre-action protocol letter with an application for a judicial review. You can read more about what they are fighting…

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