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Commercial Property Insurance Quotes

Commercial Property Insurance Quotes

We all know that obtaining home building insurance is fairly straight forward, there are plenty of companies on and off line that will happily quote your a price and even the complete novice to insurance can get themselves sorted out in next to no time....

Loss of Rent Claims under a Commercial Building Insurance Policy

Loss of Rent Claims under a Commercial Building Insurance Policy

So, what does the loss of rent section under a commercial building insurance actually cover? It may seem fairly obvious but many landlords could be forgiven for thinking that it would cover them for periods of rental voids. Alas this is not the case, to make a valid claim under this section of a commercial property insurance policy; an insured event must have taken place....

Commercial Building Insurance – Who insures the Glass

Commercial Building Insurance – Who insures the Glass

Commercial Building Insurance policies come with a wide range of insurance perils as standard. This standard range of perils is usually all you require to satisfy a mortgage lender. There are often extras which can be purchased and a broker or insurer can run through them with you....

High Street Commercial Buildings

High Street Commercial Buildings

Over the last year, I’ve noticed a worrying trend when we are asked to quote on Commercial Building Insurance. The landlord starts to give us the information, and I can almost sense by the tone in their voice that when we get to the occupation and use questions, it’s going to be bad news. Insurance for an empty commercial building is of course a lot harder to place and in most cases the range of perils covered under the policy is limited, and of course, there will be warranties and conditions that apply....

Resident Management Company

Resident Management Company

The owners of individual flats in a block, typically come from all walks of life, they may have nothing in common apart from the fact they live in the same building, which either purpose built or converted contains a number of self contained dwelling units....

Residents Newsletter ideas

Residents Newsletter ideas

If you live in block of flats, whether, enfranchisement has been achieved or not, setting up a residents newsletter can be good idea. As well as bring to the attention of other residents, the latest news with regard to the block, the issue of a news letter can help to foster a feeling of a community...

Time for Landlords to Consider Rent Guarantee Insurance

Time for Landlords to Consider Rent Guarantee Insurance

In a recent survey 40% of landlords questioned stated that they have seen a marked rise in tenants who are experiencing problems paying their rent, compared to the previous six months. The survey by the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), highlights the increasing financial difficulty many tenants are finding themselves in as job cuts and price rises limit their ability to pay rent on time. ARLA noted that the problem has been caused by the economic downturn, as many more families struggle to hold on to their jobs or are taking home less pay from a reduced hours working package....

Unoccupied Commercial Buildings Budget Announcement

Unoccupied Commercial Buildings Budget Announcement

Welcome welcome news in the budget to day, for owners of unoccupied commercial buildings. The chancellor stated’ Last year, I temporarily increased the threshold for empty property relief to help small businesses. I can announce it will be extended so that, for 2010-11, empty commercial properties with a rateable value below £18,000 will be exempt from business rates. Seventy per cent of all empty properties will continue to be exempt”....

Commercial Buildings Loans Collapse

Commercial Buildings Loans Collapse

The quantity of commercial property debt in default in the UK has more than doubled in the first half of 2009 to £30 billion according to a study by De Montfort University, highlighting the impact of the global financial crisis on the UK commercial building market. A total of £18.6bn was reported in breach of banking covenants, with another £11.8bn in default based on a survey of 56 lenders. The paper said that’the prospects for a swift recovery in activity in the commercial property lending market seem unrealistic. A slow, prolonged and perhaps, painful, improvement based on the performance of the U.K. economy appears in prospect.”...

Latest Blocks of Flats News

Latest Blocks of Flats News

There are calls this week for timber to the banned in the construction of new blocks of flats following a large scale fire in a block of flats under construction in Peckham, South London. The four storey block, that was under construction, caught fire and set light to another block of flats, that was located across the road. This block was fully occupied and many of it’s residents were made homeless by the event.News reports on television showed dramatic pictures of the flames and contained interviews with many shaken & upset residents. It should be stressed however, that the fire started on a what was in effect a building site, with the fire quickly spreading to nearby buildings....

Commercial Property News

Commercial Property News

According to the Investment Management association, sales of ISAs are at record levels with the commercial property sector proving most popular ( October 2009). The past few years have seen some woeful returns from this sector but as reported before, many believe that the bottom of the market has been reached and investors are returning with renewed appetites. According to the Investment Management Association, the property sector was the highest selling sector in October 2009, accounting for £367.6 million of net retail sales, this is the highest since May 2007...

Park Inn London Hotel Sold

Park Inn London Hotel Sold

The independent hotel chain Crimson Hotels Group (owned by Aly Kassam), has bought the 214-bedroom four star Park Inn London (sometimes referred to as the Bonnington) from the Ernst & Young, (the administrators of WG Mitchell) for an estimated £45 million. The property was bought by WG Mitchell in 2007 for £70m....

Hotel News

Hotel News

The economic downtown has helped to contribute to a drop in income across the Hotel industry across the world. Deloitte have carried out a study of Hotels located in European major cities and have discovered that Spain has been the hardest hit. Spain has seen visitors reduce from it’s key markets in particular the United Kingdom...

The Pop Up Hotel

The Pop Up Hotel

Hotels offer temporary accommodation, so why not temporary Hotels? Well, The pop up hotel is a fairly new concept that is being experimented with by a number of the UK’s leading hotel chains. Hotels rooms are in much demand in the United Kingdom and operators and proprietors are forever trying to come up with new ways of increasing room capacity....

Budget Hotel Market Thrives During Recession

Budget Hotel Market Thrives During Recession

A recent announcement by the budget hotel chain Travelodge highlights that low cost accommodation business models are thriving, as thrifty consumers continue to seek out more and more ways to beat the credit crunch. The announcement by Travelodge will create 250 new jobs and involve opening 10 more hotels in the UK next year...

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