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Private Landlords must now have EICRs in place for all properties they manage

21 March 2017

The Background: On 1st December 2016, new legislation came into effect which means that private landlords in Scotland must have Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) in place for all properties they manage. Legislation already required private landlords to provide these certificates for people who became residents after December 2015, but the new legislation requires landlords to provide […]

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Underinsurance – the hidden problem facing property owners

20 March 2017

Property owners could be putting themselves at risk by not insuring their properties to the full reinstatement value, leading to settlement issues when it comes to claims payments. VAT – the question of VAT arises on the settlement of a claim, and who can recover the VAT element in the process. With VAT now standing at […]

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Ogden discount rate is reduced

3 March 2017

It was announced on Monday that the Ogden discount rate has been reduced from 2.5% to -0.75%, and the change will take effect from 20 March 2017.  Ian Parker, CEO of ERS Insurance has commented “I am reading a lot about how the change in the Ogden discount rate is akin to a natural catastrophe for […]

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Safeguard your home while on holiday

Many homeowners fail to realise that they are leaving their home at risk of being burglarised when they leave for holiday. In fact, more than 80% of burglaries occur when a house is empty, according t […]

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