March 08, 2012 19:00 ET

Swinton Commercial Advises Landlords to Inform Insurers of Property Improvements

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 8, 2012) - Swinton Commercial, one of the UK's leading brokers of landlord insurance, is urging landlords to inform their insurer of any future improvements they are planning on to make to their property.

In the wake of the UK housing crisis, many landlords are looking to improve their properties with extensions and similar renovations in an attempt to add value to the premises and appeal to potential tenants.

Any home extension or improvement can impact on landlord insurance policies, which makes it even more important for property owners to inform their insurance provider of any work being done, as failure to do this could result in a landlords insurance policy becoming invalid.

Figures have shown that property renovations become more prevalent during periods of recession, with landlords looking to make their homes more presentable. This can include everything from upgrading household appliances and paintwork, to fitting new doors and windows.

Brian Greenfield F.C.I.I., Chartered Insurance Broker at Swinton Commercial Insurance, said: "The current economic climate has meant that landlords are looking to improve their properties in order to attract new tenants. With this in mind, we would strongly advise property owners keep their insurer informed of any improvements they are making, as not doing so could invalidate their insurance policy. Having the correct landlord insurance can also prevent any nasty surprises when making future claims."

For more information, contact Anna Goulding or Mairead Rodden at SKV Communications on 0161 838 7770 or email firstname.surname@skvcommunicatons.co.uk.

About Swinton Commercial:

As the UK's fastest-growing commercial insurance broker, Swinton Commercial has the expertise and industry knowledge to provide you with highly competitive business insurance that's tailored to your needs.

With 34 branches across the UK, including 19 regional centres, Swinton Commercial has quickly established itself as the UK's local broker, offering a dedicated team of advisors with specialist industry knowledge in all sectors.

Your local Commercial Account Executive has an in-depth understanding of the insurance market in your area and will arrange a face-to-face appointment with you, taking the time to thoroughly understand your business and its specific requirements.

We cater for most types of business - from small start-ups to well-established organisations, comparing quotes from leading UK insurers to find you the right level of insurance, at the right price.

What's more, our award-winning offering has over 70,000 business customers - and we're growing fast.

Visit http://www.swintoncommercial.co.uk/ for more information or call 0800 954 2394.

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