Custodian Musings

A fitting policy.

Is your PI policy fit for purpose? The property world has changed immeasurably over the last decade and for busy property agents, it’s understandable that there are plenty of things to think about. From dealing with clients and tenants to attracting new business with effective marketing and everything in between, […]

Professional indemnity: why it’s essential for every business

For any business operating within the UK, professional indemnity insurance is something that is good to consider. Designed to protect enterprises from the costs and damages associated with legal claims, it covers not only negligent acts on your part, but also breaches of confidentiality, accidental defamation, and more. Many people […]

Technology consultants: Is it a service or is it a product you offer?

When it comes to considering the insurance types that your business needs, the question of whether you offer a product or a service is key. But how do you ascertain this when you work in the modern knowledge economy? For example, IT firms tend to span both areas. IT equipment, […]

Demographics changing in the rental space

We all know that young people are struggling to get on the housing ladder. Estate agents have been warning about this trend for years, and there has been much talk in political circles about how to address this issue, but the trend appears to be strengthening. A recent report, conducted […]

Protect tenant information from Identity theft

As a property manager or landlord, you handle a large volume of personal information. Not only do you have to keep existing tenants’ information on hand, but you also have information collected from prospective tenants during the rental process. Collecting sensitive personal information is essential for thorough tenant referencing. However, […]

Life after Brexit

UK Elects to Leave EU in Historic Vote In a decision sending shockwaves across world markets, Britain chose to leave the EU in an historic vote with lasting ramifications. As the country absorbs the surprising results, prudent employers would do well to understand what happened, what happens next, and how […]

Social Media Crisis Response Plan

Social media is the way of the world. Well over one billion people worldwide use at least one form of social media on a daily basis, and that number keeps increasing. Most businesses have followed suit, realising that social media is a useful way to build a brand and reach […]

2016 Budget

2016 Budget Key Numbers and Highlights On 16th March 2016, George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered his 2016 Budget to Parliament, the second as part of a full Conservative government. He characterised the measures as a budget that puts ‘the next generation first’, and took the opportunity to express […]

The Insurance Act

The Insurance Act The Insurance Act, a piece of legislation designed to modernise and support the growth of Britain’s insurance industry, received Royal Assent on 12th February 2015, thus making it an Act of Parliament (law). The Act ushers in a more modern regime for the industry by updating the […]

Challenges of the UK Property Market

Challenges Facing the UK Property Market Purchasing property can be a shrewd—but not foolproof—investment. The property market is influenced by supply and demand, availability of credit, and the health of the UK economy—all of which are constantly fluctuating. While some of these challenges can change yearly or even monthly, others […]

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