When it comes to selling your property or if you are looking for new tenants it is important to make sure that your property is appealing to as many people as possible. Everyone has a different decor style so it can be hard to scale back and ensure your property is targeting a wider audience. We have come up with some helpful tips on how to attract more potential buyers or tenants. In America they have a term called home staging; this is the process they go through before selling their property although this strategy hasn’t yet taken off in the UK. Do make sure your property or landlord insurance is up to date just in case of an accident while carrying out the work.
Obviously when you move out or get new tenants there won’t be any furniture left in your property (unless you are renting furnished) even though, the furniture you have in your property offers inspiration to potential buyers and also could be an indication to how well maintained the property has been. If your sofa is a little passed it best and you are planning on buying a new suite when you get to you new property or when your tenants move out, buy one before you put your property on the market. The house instantly becomes a lot more appealing with a new stylish sofa in the living room and is definitely a worthwhile investment. (more…)
The motor trade industry has gone through a number of changes over the past few years, which is why if you want your business to succeed it is essential that you stay one step ahead. However, at QuoteSearcher we know that if you have a busy occupation this is not always possible, which is why we have created the QuoteSearcher Blog.
Here you will find everything you need to know about the motor trade industry as well as handy tips and advice about motor trade insurance. We also provide guides on the changes that are affecting the motor trade industry that can be easily digested so you get back to running your business! (more…)
For years the quality of school meals have been criticised with the turkey twizzler being banned and now school dinners are back in the limelight. But this time it is because the government will be providing food for children who are in their first three years of primary school free of charge. This means that the parents who once had to fork out (excuse the pun) money each week for a meal prepared by the school or sending their kids in with a packed lunch box no longer need to.
The initiative comes not long after many families had their child benefits cut which may strike many as a strange alternative but it is predicted that this new scheme will save families around £400 a year on average. The scheme will cost £600 million and will come into effect next September according to Nick Clegg who is the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party. (more…)
With all the kids back at school, there are many things that need to be considered by the schools to ensure that they are not only great places to learn in but also are safe. There are many accidents than can happen on a school property due to the amount of people that are in the same area at the same time. Not only is making sure the school grounds are safe it is also important to ensure that vehicles that are used by the school such as minibuses are also safe.
The safety of the vehicle is maintained through regular services and MOT’s which helps bring peace of mind to those who are driving the vehicles. It is also important to ensure that the vehicles are covered with a minibus insurance policy just in case it becomes damaged. (more…)
We have all seen the bumper stickers that say “Mum’s Taxi Service” well it has been revealed that a mother will travel around 1,248 miles a year. This is a truly astonishing amount when you realise that this is a journey from London to Zurich and back again according to new research.
These huge amount of miles covered include the school run, after school activities, taking them to their friends houses and to nightclubs. With all these driving it is not surprising that parents spend £1,174.04 on average in petrol every year. They tend to fill up four times a month. Imagine if they had to pay taxi insurance on top of this too! Although, they are paying for a car insurance policy each year. (more…)
When it comes to setting up your business, usually you have a clear idea of what it will entail, what your goals are and what needs to be achieved. When it comes to choosing which insurance product is best this may not be as simple as you would think. There are many products on offer and some can often look very similar. With this in mind we have put together a quick summary of the different types of motor trade insurance there are available.
If you are operating a motor trade business of some sort then the most basic kind of policy you can have is third party. This policy covers the business for damage to vehicles, injuries and death for a third party member who is affiliated with the business. This type of policy is a legal requirement if your business is operating in the following fields: repairs, running an MOT garage, buying and selling cars and driving customer’s vehicles. With a third party policy there is the option for a little more cover by opting for third party fire and theft. This means that the policy includes everything that is listed above as well as if the vehicle is stolen or if the vehicle catches fire. (more…)