Now We are all Cricket Fans!

Well, It has been buzzing in our offices this morning as everybody talks about THAT final bowl. New Zealand needed two runs and they got one. Phew! People in our offices range from those who can tell you the permutations of exactly what “silly mid-on” is, to those who watched it for the first time […]

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Subsidence, Remediation Works and Insurance

In 2018 we saw an ‘Event’ year. Whilst sun worshippers in the UK baked in the long dry summer, a sinister development took place underground causing soils to become desiccated. This process of clay shrinkage, which accounts for the large majority of subsidence incidents, was rife and caused subsidence across the country. Despite the efforts […]

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Manchester – England’s Second City?

As the insurance world descends on Manchester today (lucky Manchester!) it is time for a few words on the city. Whenever I visit Manchester I am astounded by the level of construction. The skyline is incredible and changing on an almost monthly basis. As well as being home to two massive football clubs (one bigger […]

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Buildings and Regeneration – Tottenham

Just take a look at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium! This leads me nicely on to two of my favourite subjects, namely modern architecture (see my blog of October 2018) and urban regeneration (my blog all the way back in March 2017!). This fabulous stadium is reminiscent of a spaceship above the north London skyline. […]

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Right To Light

Right to Light – What is it anyway? A big growth area in recent years has been the take up of “Right to Light” insurance policies, also known as “Right of Light”. The big question, then, is why is that? In simple terms, building developers and contractors face an ever growing exposure to claims from […]

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Brexit and the Housing Market

So, who out there is fed up with hearing the word “Brexit?”. I know I am! A phrase that didn’t exist three years ago is now the most commonly used word over the past year. Personally I just want to see it finalised one way or the other so that we can be rid of […]

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Spread the Christmas Cheer over the Break………….

Well, it’s been a busy year and I am sure everyone reading this has had a busy year too. Busy reading our blogs perhaps? Anyway, as we all look forward to a break with loved ones and friends, spare a thought for those spending Christmas on their own. A card through the letterbox, a knock […]

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Amazing Buildings – The Tulip

Today I want to take a look at a new property proposed for the square mile in London, being the Tulip. You may have read stories about the issues highlighted as regards the gondolas (attached to the structure) that have sent air traffic controllers into a frenzy. Can a suspended gondola affect our sophisticated multi-million […]

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The CRL Warranty – Update

We are continuing to be approached on a daily basis by people and companies with houses and apartments/flats insured under the CRL Warranty. Those that have been keeping up with our blog will be familiar with the problem as the issues unfolded over the past few months. Those less familiar with it may want to […]

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