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  • Japanese Knotweed – two words that are likely to send a shiver down the spine of any homeowner in the UK. Now it’s top of the list when it comes to the most unwanted plants in our gardens! It’s easy to understand why if you consider that Japanese knotweed: grows at an alarming rate of up … read more The post Do you know the risks of Japanese Knotweed? appeared first on Boshers - Holiday Home Insur...

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  • It’s the time of the year when many holiday homeowners take a deep breath. Maybe enjoy their first weekend in a while free from back to back bookings and challenging changeovers. Or even stay in the holiday property themselves. Sound familiar? Holiday homes across the country will have welcomed hoards of people through their doors during … read more The post Autumn property maintenance tips for yo...

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  • A question that all holiday homeowners will have asked themselves, or perhaps wonder when their insurance is up for renewal. How much should I be paying and is it value for money? So how much should your holiday home insurance cost? When it comes to insurance, the true cost is the price you would pay … read more The post How much should holiday home insurance cost? appeared first on Boshers - Holi...

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  • As a self-catering business providing accommodation to paying guests you’ll need to know about the Equality Act 2010. You’ll also need to be complying with it. The Act, which replaced the Disability Discrimination Act, aims to protect anyone that is: disabled thought to be disabled or is associated with someone who is disabled. What does this … read more The post Understanding the Equality Act 201...

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  • We live in a society in which we are all growing more and more conscious of the world in which we live and the impact we make upon it. Recent news of motor manufacturers moving away from gas-guzzling cars towards cleaner electric vehicles are indicative of this change. Indeed there is a trend towards sustainable … read more The post Why building a sustainable holiday letting business is good busin...

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  • As specialists in holiday let insurance we advise thousands of holiday cottage owners across the United kingdom. Providing them with policies tailored to the unique needs of their holiday homes. We also offer many of them that same level of service when it comes to insuring their own home. Whether you live onsite or miles from … read more The post Why insure your home and holiday let together? app...

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  • More than 400 million people login to the photo sharing app Instagram every single day, and as a result one thing that a growing number of us will take for granted is the ability to quickly and easily edit our photos, add a filter and improve their quality, all with just a few flicks of … read more The post More wow factor for your holiday letting property images appeared first on Boshers - Holida...

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  • When it comes to your holiday home you want everything to be perfect for your guests arrival. Central to achieving this are those little things, many of which will come under the cleaning, cleanliness and housekeeeping banner; VisitBritain believe ‘housekeeping is probably the single most important part of the holiday home letting process’. It’s also … read more The post Housekeeping – keeping you...

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  • Have you considered what would happen if your holiday home became the victim of fire? Whilst we hope it won’t happen to us, there are more than 40,000 house fires across the UK each year. (That’s in excess of 100 a day). Therefore it’s vital that cottage owners are aware of the consequences a fire could … read more The post Fire Risk Assessment Tool for Holiday Homeowners appeared first on Boshers...

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  • Whilst many holiday cottages across the country are busy with bookings for the peak season, most will also have at some time had to deal with a late cancellation. These are often completely unavoidable. Even if a sizeable deposit has been taken, they can still leave you out of pocket. The other issue is you … read more The post Filling peak season cancellations appeared first on Boshers - Holiday ...

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  • When it comes to tourism, being green is really beginning to pay; a whopping 58% of English consumers surveyed by VisitEngland indicated they’d want to stay in green accommodation with awards or environmentally friendly practices. So as a holiday homeowner providing green accommodation with solid eco credentials, how do you communicate with this potential marketplace? … read more The post How to b...

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  • Investigations into the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower have pointed towards a faulty Hotpoint fridge freezer being the cause. The government said that further tests are being carried out by the manufacturer. However it has already been confirmed that model was not subject to any product recall. Whirlpool, who owns Hotpoint, said: “We offer our … read more The post Have you one of these Hotpoint Fri...

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  • When it comes to culture and history there are few places in the world that can compete with England; it’s rich and unique tapestry of tradition attracts millions of visitors from around the world every year. Historic England in partnership with our holiday home insurance underwriter Ecclesiastical Insurance are now asking for your help in … read more The post History of England in 100 Places: How...

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  • The holiday cottage industry brings with it a unique set of circumstances; as providers of specialist insurance for holiday letting owners such as yourself, we understand how to make sure you have the cover that you need, when you need it.  We also appreciate the value that other specialists can add to your holiday cottage … read more The post Want to learn more about holiday letting tax? appeared...

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  • In the 2016 Autumn Statement, the Chancellor confirmed an increase of 2.0% in the standard rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT). [The tax paid each time an insurance policy is purchased in the UK]. The increase is effective for new policies and renewals due on or after the 1st June 2017. The standard rate of … read more The post Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) increases again from 1st June 2017 appeare...

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  • Recent figures from VisitEngland have painted a pretty rosy picture of the tourism sector South of the border. So it’s encouraging that the latest indications are that this rude health also extends to self-catering holiday cottages in Scotland. Figures provided by The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) have highlighted the importance of the sector. Not … read more The post Study shows ...

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  • For many, owning a holiday home on the coast is the dream. Albeit at a price, but just how much could that fantasy property cost us?  It will come as no surprise that there is often a hefty premium to be paid. Especially when it comes to proximity to the coast. Further still if that … read more The post Dream of owning a holiday home on the coast? appeared first on Boshers - Holiday Home Insurance...

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  • There has been much conjecture over the potential impact of Brexit on the UK tourism sector since the EU referendum. One thing is for certain, all of the statistics now being released on last year’s visitor numbers are incredibly encouraging. Recent reports have largely focussed on the perceived renaissance in domestic travel and the ‘staycation’. … read more The post UK visitor numbers show incre...

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  • Whether your family friendly holiday letting property will be welcoming babies, toddlers, or older children this year, one thing every family will appreciate is the cottage owner that goes that extra mile to make their stay a home away from home. Achieving this in reality will be a process of finding a balance between fun and … read more The post Guidance for owners of family friendly holiday lett...

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  • Social media is one of the best ways for holiday cottages to promote themselves and build relationships with potential guests. Most owners have a Facebook page and maybe a Twitter account too. How about combining Instagram and holiday cottage marketing? Hugely popular (there are over 400million monthly users!) and owned by Facebook, the photo-sharing social … read more The post Instagram and holid...

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  • 2017 has been named the Year of Literary Heroes by VisitEngland and VisitBritain as part of a new tourism campaign. It celebrates the works, and lives, of England’s best loved authors, attracting tourist attention along the way. A plethora of literary anniversaries are coming up, and the Visit team will be hosting plenty of activities … read more The post VisitEngland Celebrates Year of Literary H...

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  • Many holiday homeowners and accommodation providers across the UK will use awards as a recognition of the quality of the product and service they’re providing their guests with. One of the biggest tourism awards for excellence reaches its climax for another year in the coming weeks. We take a look at the VisitEngland Awards for … read more The post VisitEngland Awards for Excellence appeared first...

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  • It may be the Year of the Rooster in China, but in Wales it’s the Year of Legends! Visit Wales has launched a new campaign for the year, which celebrates the past, present, and future of Wales. Embracing history and heritage, whilst promoting local tourism, the £5million campaign is aiming to make a real splash. … read more The post Welsh tourism given Year of Legends boost appeared first on Boshe...

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  • From gas boilers to ground source heat pumps, there are an array of options for heating your holiday home. Some will have turned to renewable energy to supplement or replace more traditional heating fuels. Meanwhile many rural holiday homeowners still rely on heating oil to keep their cottage warm. There are benefits of having a … read more The post Heating oil tanks and preventive maintenance app...

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  • It’s the time of year when many holiday cottage owners will have used, or be using professional tradespeople to undertake repairs and improvements on their properties ready for a great Easter and summer season. If you fall into this category we wanted to make sure that you’re aware of a rise in ‘property maintenance payment … read more The post Property maintenance payment diversion scams appeared...

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  • 6 point guide to outdoor play equipment for holiday cottages

    With spring and summer ahead, it will be natural for holiday cottage guests to start spending more time outside. For many families, having the space and facilities for kids to play during their stay is important. For this reason installing outdoor play equipment, if you haven’t already got it, could be a great idea. If … read more The post 6 point guide to outdoor play equipment for holiday cottag...

  • 5 small touches that will make an impact on your holiday cottage guests

    It’s the small touches that make a big difference when it comes to high quality accommodation. Guests notice the small touches; the fresh flowers, the neatly made bed, the detailed welcome pack. These things show that you care, and they will make your accommodation stand out to visitors. VisitEngland has a highly informative guide that … read more The post 5 small touches that will make an impact ...

  • England’s Seafood Coast inititive a reel catch for holiday letting in South Devon

    England’s Seafood Coast Initiative launched to make South Devon the heart of seafood If we said “seafood”, where would you think of? A new initiative (England’s Seafood Coast) has been launched by Mitch Tonks, Visit Devon, and the Torbay Culture Board. It aims to position ‘Torbay’ and ‘South Devon’ at the heart of Britain’s seafood culture. … read more The post England’s Seafood Coast inititive a ...

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  • Business Rates for self-catering accommodation

    Business rates for self-catering accommodation are unfortunately on the rise. If you have more than 13 beds you could be facing the biggest increase. The new rates will come into effect on 1st April 2017. The business rates revaluation have been highlighted in a recent report commissioned by The South West Tourism Alliance. This informative … read more The post Business Rates for self-catering acc...

  • 6 of our most frequently asked holiday home insurance questions

    Whether you’ve recently bought a holiday home or survived your 30th season, it’s equally important to have the right insurance. As holiday home insurance specialists we answer questions from cottage owners on a daily basis. We’ve pulled together six of the most frequently asked holiday home insurance questions to give you a quick insight into the cover … read more The post 6 of our most frequently...

  • Is your holiday home electrical circuit safe?

    There are some items in modern life we just couldn’t do without, whether in the home or whilst on holiday; kettles, coffee machines, toasters, microwaves, TV’s, Hi-Fi’s and mobile devices. These all play a central part of our days, as they will be for those visiting your holiday home. What they all have in common … read more The post Is your holiday home electrical circuit safe? appeared first on ...

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  • Accidents happen, and whilst health and safety measures will reduce potential risks there may still be a time when a guest is injured at your holiday home. Our holiday home insurance policy comes with public liability as standard, but there are some steps you’ll need to carry out should an accident occur. Make sure communication … read more The post 5 steps to take if a guest is injured at your ho...

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