Weeding out Rogue Landlords and Letting Agents

Image of House Key in DoorHere at QuoteSearcher we have helped numerous landlords over the years find competitive landlord insurance policies to protect their businesses. Most landlords take great pride when it comes to their property portfolios; however there are some that try to take advantage of the booming private rental sector by bending the rules. These people are generally referred to as ‘rogue landlords’ or ‘rogue letting agents’, and recently we have seen an influx in news stories discussing them. Here, we look at the main issues and what can be done to solve the problem of rogue landlords and letting agents: (more…)

The Long Running Issue of Taxi Competition in France

Image of France in French Flag ColoursIt’s often assumed that private hire and public hire taxi drivers don’t get along, as each one worries that the other is encroaching on their business. Competition is rarely welcomed by taxi drivers, as they rely on the amount of fares they pick up during each shift to make a decent amount of income as well as cover outgoings such as MOTs, petrol and taxi insurance.

However, in France there is a very different situation, as until recently the only type of taxis available were public hire ones, with no private hire companies being allowed to enter the market. Some tried in previous years, however on every occasion there were protests by taxi unionists, leading to government officials conceding and leaving the taxi industry in its original state. (more…)

Maintaining Different Types of Motor Fleets

Image of Van FleetRegardless of the type of vehicles your motor fleet consists of, you will need to have a plan in place in order to keep them all well maintained. Whether its cars, buses, vans, or even bicycles, it’s essential you keep them all in pristine condition as it will help them last longer and provide good value for money. So here, QuoteSearcher looks at some of the best ways to maintain different types of fleets: (more…)

5 Vehicle Mistakes that make Motor Traders Cringe

Image of scratched alloysIf you’ve worked in the motor trade for a substantial period of time then you will have probably seen your fair share of wrecks. Unfortunately, not everyone looks after their vehicles as well as they should do, with the main reason being that they don’t understand as much about them as motor traders. This means they constantly make mistakes that not only damage their vehicles but also make motor traders cringe. So here are our top five vehicle mistakes we know make all motor traders’ skin crawl: (more…)

The Increasing Use of Technology in the Motor Trade Industry

Image of Google GlassAt QuoteSearcher we often publish stories discussing how car manufacturers and motor traders are using new technology in order to improve their businesses and provide their customers better service. In the past five years alone the technology used by motor traders has improved in leaps and bounds, and today some of the most successful companies in the world are creating technology that will take things even further. (more…)

Choosing Technology for your Taxi

Image of Taxi MeterOver recent years a number of new gadgets have become available for taxi drivers, many of which claim to make drivers’ journeys quicker, safer and more efficient. However, it is often difficult to know which gadgets are actually beneficial and which ones are nothing more than fads you will stop using after a few weeks. So here QuoteSearcher looks at some of the most common pieces of technology available to taxi drivers and how you can choose the right ones for you: (more…)