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News: January 2016

What You Need to Know About Being a Landlord

What You Need to Know About Being a Landlord

Being a landlord – be that a ‘semi-professional’ buy-to-let landlord with one or two properties or a full-fledged professional landlord with a large portfolio of properties – has become widespread in the UK in the last few decades. Since the 1980s the number of private landlords in the UK has proliferated, driven in part by a desire to see good returns on investment and in part by the relatively free availability of mortgages.

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Illegal Immigrants: How Insurance Brokers are helping Britain’s Hauliers

Illegal Immigrants: How Insurance Brokers are helping Britain’s Hauliers

Britain’s haulage companies and individual lorry drivers have had a tough time of it over the past few years as a result of fuel price rises and increased competition from across The Channel. Now they have a new issue to contend with, illegal immigrants. With this issue, however, British truckers have an ally in the shape of the UK’s insurance brokers.

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Truck Insurance: How British Insurance Brokers Can Help British Truckers

Truck Insurance: How British Insurance Brokers Can Help British Truckers

Trucks and lorries are a familiar sight on the roads of Britain, with around 139bn tonnes of freight being moved by Britain’s road hauliers every year - but, they’re facing an uphill battle.

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A Landlords’ Guide to Cannabis Farms

A Landlords’ Guide to Cannabis Farms

Cannabis Farms are on the rise in Britain, with private landlords one of the many victims of this crime surge. According to a recent Association of Chief Police Officers’ report, the number of cannabis farms doubled between and 2008 and 2012. And with 94% of cannabis farms being located in domestic premises, especially rented premises, this represents a significant and growing issue for landlords.

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