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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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Scale of cyber crime reaches an all time high

20 February 2017

The scale of cyber crime has reached an all time high as millions of people log-on to computers as part of their every day lives. From individuals, to companies, to countries, cyber criminals are impacting us all. Official figures last week showed that there are an estimated two million computer misuse offences a year. Cyber […]

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MacKay sponsor Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce car

14 February 2017

Introducing Sally….. Meet Sally, Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce’s new car which is now out and about on Ayrshire’s roads! As a Chamber Partner in Business, MacKay Corporate has once again sponsored the little Smart car, and you will no doubt see it on the roads soon!

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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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