Swinton Commercial helps its commercial customers to protect themselves against Halloween mischief

As the end of October approaches, so does Halloween, Mischief Night, and Guy Fawkes, meaning that businesses in the United Kingdom are taking extra efforts to protect themselves against any possible damage to their properties that can occur during this time.  In this light, Swinton Commercial is recommending that businesses check their insurance policies and make certain that they are adequately covered against this type of problem.  Previous years have seen damage to the doors, windows, and paintjobs on stores on Mischief Night, an annual tradition most common in the…

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Property maintenance neglect by landlords revealed in insurance claims

Simply Business, the biggest business and landlord insurance broker in the United Kingdom, has released data that showed that landlords’ tightening budgets are starting to affect their ability to maintain their properties, and that the number of insurance claims made for avoidable issues such as burst pipes, leaks, damage do to frost, and problems relating to wear and tear have risen by 5 percent since 2008. This information was drawn from the claims made by more than 3,500 private landlords and indicated that the largest cause of claims is water…

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