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Dodgy Dealings – Caravan Owners Blog

30 November 2013

Back in 2012, the owner of a caravan dealership was jailed for a total of 31 months for a series of fraudulent actions which netted him over £72,000. Sean Cole, 46, of Torpoint in Devon, admitted and was convicted of 13 counts of fraud whilst he was the boss of Plymouth Caravan Centre in Plympton,…

The Audacity Of It! Theft Insurance Blog

28 November 2013

Under any insurance policy which incorporates theft insurance, an insurer will rightly ask for certain preventative measures to be in place by the insured. For example if you have a high value car it may be a prerequisite that there is a tracker device fitted. If you are insuring a jeweller’s shop they will be…

Health & Safety Madness! – Property Owners Liability News

28 November 2013

Further to the recent case of WPC Kelly Jones, who tripped on a kerb during a call out to a garage and subsequently tried to claim £50,000 for an injured ankle, (she subsequently dropped the claim due to pressure from the public and even comments from the then Home Secretary, Theresa May of ‘frivolous’ claims…

Britain’s Hardest… Cat! Pet Insurance Blog

28 November 2013

If the same rules applied to cats as they do for dogs, Shiny would be dead. As it stands, he’s on a feline par with Charlie Bronson as being Britain’s most dangerous. Charlie is locked up in the maximum security Wakefield Prison, ‘cat A’ if you’ll excuse the pun. Shiny on the other hand is…

Increasing Rent Arrears – Rent Guarantee Insurance

26 November 2013

According to the National Landlords Association, the second quarter of 2013 has seen 39% of their members (who participated in their survey) having experienced some rental arrears from their tenants over the previous twelve months, rising to 45% of landlords who let to tenants in receipt of Local Housing Allowance, the arrears averaging out at…

Remember, Remember! Terrorism Insurance!

05 November 2013

Well now we’ve got that nonsensical American Hallowe’en rubbish out of the way, where children, normally supervised by apparent adults, think it’s perfectly acceptable behaviour to go knocking on random strangers’ doors begging when we teach them not to approach strangers the rest of the time, it’s that time of the year for a proper…

Are You A Good Landlord? Landlord Property Insurance

02 November 2013

It is being reported in the press more and more frequently that landlords are being prosecuted for shortcomings in relation to their responsibilities to tenants and abiding by the law. One of the prerequisites for both is to have adequate landlord property insurance. On Thursday, 24th October 2013, Chelmsford Crown Court heard how Claire Sherwood…

Caravan Blog – The World’s Oldest Leisure Caravan

01 November 2013

The world’s oldest leisure caravan, aptly named ‘The Wanderer’ has made its final journey this week. The caravan was originally custom made for Dr. William Gordon Stables, a retired author and ship’s surgeon. Dr. Stables had a fondness for the outdoors from childhood and had always been an adventurer having visited many places on various…