Nottingham Blog: 2018

What Will Solve Nottingham’s Air Pollution Crisis?

What Will Solve Nottingham’s Air Pollution Crisis?

Over the past few years the Government have been attempting to tackle the UK’s rising air pollution, focusing on some of the more problem areas in the UK, including Nottingham. In 2015 the city was one of five ordered to explore the need for a Clean Air Zone, banning vehicles that weren’t environmentally-friendly from entering certain parts of the city. Though this hasn’t gone ahead (yet), what can Nottingham do to reduce their levels of nitrogen dioxide in the area?

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How To Protect Your Tools In Nottingham

How To Protect Your Tools In Nottingham

Unfortunately, there’s been a worrying trend sweeping the UK in recent years; the trend of tradesmen’s tools being stolen straight from their van. Nottingham came 8th in a recent table from Simply Business for the most targeted tool theft areas. With such a great opportunity for tradesmen in the local area, the last thing we want is for businesses to suffer because of their tools being pinched. So we’ve put together our top tips to how to protect your tools in Nottingham.

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Coversure Nottingham Continue To Invest In Local Talent

Coversure Nottingham Continue To Invest In Local Talent

Coversure Nottingham, are extending their commitment to investing in talented local people with the recruitment of a new apprentice. Corie Chapman, Coversure Nottingham’s new insurance apprentice, will not only receive first-class on-the-job training from franchise holders Paul and Sharon Hartle – herself a holder of the prestigious Diploma in Insurance - but will be supported while she studies for her NVQ2 at college.

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How Is Nottingham’s Landlord Licensing Scheme Going?

How Is Nottingham’s Landlord Licensing Scheme Going?

Since the 1st of August the Nottingham Landlord Licensing Scheme has been in place. Designed to improve the standards of the private rented sector in Nottingham, this scheme requires private landlords of studios, one and two bedroom flats and family homes to purchase a license or face the risks of large fines. Though has the licensing scheme had the desired effect so far? And what has the reaction to the scheme been? This blog explains all.

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Meeting The MEES: What Will It Mean For Landlords?

Meeting The MEES: What Will It Mean For Landlords?

With so many changes in the world of property recently, you’d be forgiven for missing some pieces of legislation which require you to make changes to your property and processes. From the 1st April 2018 landlords have had to adhere to the MEES, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards. But what does this mean for you and your property? How can you meet MEES? This blog will explain the legislation and what you must do to your properties to become compliant.

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What Does GDPR Mean For Landlords?

What Does GDPR Mean For Landlords?

In the build up to the 25th May, businesses and individuals across the continent were taking steps to ensure they could meet the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Though, one industry that thought they may not be affected were landlords and the property industry, alas there are plenty of things you must do to stay compliant.

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Cyber Attacks and Cyber Insurance Guide

Cyber Attacks and Cyber Insurance Guide

Cyber-attacks have become a fact of life for many businesses in the UK over the past couple of years and there has been a worrying rise in the number of small business being attacked. To get some insight on to this new threat we spoke to cyber insurance specialist Sharon Hartle Dip. CII of Coversure Nottingham to find out more.

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How Can You Replace Your Lost Letting Agent Fees?

How Can You Replace Your Lost Letting Agent Fees?

Recent plans have been unveiled which would effectively ban letting agent fees for tenants who live in private rented accommodation. As a letting agent, this could mean thousands of pounds in lost revenue across your property portfolio for administration or changes in accommodation. So, how can you replace this lost income? Passing on the fees to landlords may upset your customers or force them to increase rent, potentially meaning tenants move and income will dry up further.

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