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Talking of Flood Insurance… Dambusters

29 October 2013

Further to my recent blogs on flood insurance, a little trip back in time to May 16th 1943 when RAF 617 Squadron, led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC and 133 crew in 19 Lancaster bombers took off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire attempting possibly the most daring aerial military mission of all time. They…

Quentin investigates… The Wilford Green Pub

25 October 2013

Ok my remit is technically to investigate the demise of one of our Great British institutions, the pub trade. The case I have in question this week is not so much a ‘bigger picture’ scenario, but a story of how even if a business is doing relatively well on the outside, unforeseen circumstances beyond one’s…

Is Your Landlord Insurance Valid?

17 October 2013

A major landlord insurance provider recently reported on the problem of the increasing number of ‘ghost’ tenants within the private rental sector sparking concerns over the validity of many landlord insurance policies. The insurer surveyed a number of letting agents and concluded that as many as one in ten rented properties contain ‘resident ghosts’. Whilst…

Quentin investigates…. The Rocket Coventry

16 October 2013

Quentin Investigates….. When doors close, others open I must say, that fateful day I fell over the table of businessmen one afternoon not so very long ago I was clearly the worse for wear after having decided I was the chief taster for Glenwhateveritwas. I don’t normally wear a suit, but that day I was…

Pub Insurance – Quentin Investigates!

12 October 2013

Good News! A new freelance journalist has joined our team. We met Quentin Thrapstock last week in a quiet pub whilst we were having a spot of lunch with an insurer discussing pub insurance and he inadvertently fell over a chair, upending our table. After dusting himself off and buying us all a beer we…

Bad News For Some Landlords

01 October 2013

Landlords Mortgages Well, it seems that the West Bromwich Building Society, clearly unhappy with the fact that they’ve managed to lose £9.4 million in the last financial year, have decided that a ‘lifetime tracker’ for landlords mortgage should not necessarily last for a lifetime, just until they decide otherwise! The  time happens to be December…