What landlords need to know about rebuild costs

When taking out a landlord insurance policy, your insurer will need to know the rebuild value of the property to be insured. Put simply, the rebuild cost of your rental property is the amount it would cost to rebuild it from scratch were it destroyed completely. The figure should include the cost of materials and labour, as well fees for other professionals involved, such as architects and surveyors. “Accurately calculating your rebuild value helps the insurer find the right cover …

What should you expect from the buy to let market in 2015?

Landlord Insurance

Falling rent arrears and rising rent prices at the tail end of 2014 mean that landlords are heading into 2015 feeling largely optimistic, but what should they expect from the market in the year ahead?   Investment Many experts predict that the changes in pension regulation could lead to a buy to let boom, with 32% of people aged 45 to 64 with a pension considering using it to purchase an investment property, according to a recent survey. 43% of …