In property I’ve had plenty of ups and downs, fortunately at the moment things are on the way up!
The thing is though there’s always the good, the bad and the ugly and as agents managing 700 properties we see plenty of everything.
We own a couple of properties in South Bank, Middlesbrough (bought in 2007, during the boom, you’d buy anything back then sadly) and I’m always filled with trepidation when they become empty.
South Banks a tough area where once properties become empty you always fear they’ll be broken into. A few years back one of the houses was broken into just to pinch the copper causing thousands of pounds of damage for something worth far less.
That’s why you need good insurance to cover you, luckily ours did and I’d recommend to any landlord one thing not to skimp on is insurance.
When you visit a property which has been trashed, the first thing you might do is panic or feel overwhelmed. This is a natural feeling, that’s why you then need a plan.
For every single refurb, we do an 816 point checklist which details all the work required and helps us to formulate a plan and schedule of works to get things back on track.
My brother Chris recently visited a property where unfortunately there was a break-in and discussed his plan to resolve it (click on picture)👇
As you can see insurance is key when renting property. Recently we teamed up with our broker to try and save our landlords money while providing them with good quality insurance.
As an introductory offer they’ll beat your current insurance quote, saving YOU MONEY.
We don’t earn anything off this, in fact any commission we do receive we give to charity.
It’s our aim to protect your investment and make you money, one of the ways we can do this is saving you money.
So if you want an insurance quote either now or when your insurance is due, drop me an email and we’ll arrange it for you and start saving YOU MONEY.