Category Archives: Friday Five

The Friday Five – Top 5 EU Properties For Sale

The Friday Five – Top 5 EU Properties For Sale
In August it was revealed that Italy and Greece were going to put €42 billion worth of property as well as certain national treasures on the market to help pay for the growing EU debt. From castles to islands, those with enough money will be able to grab something truly unique. Good luck getting a property insurance quote for these though, as you’ll likely be paying a fortune! Here are our top five:
5. Orsini Castle
Orsini Castle […]

The Friday Five – Top Five Garden Accessories

In the current economic climate it is hard to attract new tenants who are willing to pay a little more for a property. However, if you have a few handy objects in the garden that can add to the attraction of renting your property, this can only be a good investment. We have come up with our favourite practical items to help increase your property’s appeal. For the larger items, do tell your landlord insurance provider to make sure they are covered in the event […]

Friday Five: Must Have Home Gadgets

This week for our Friday Five we have chosen our favourite gadgets for the home. After looking around we were amazed at just how many weird and wonderful gadgets there are for just about anything you can think of doing in the home. We are going to start at five and work up to our favourite at number one. If you’re a landlord generous enough to provide tenants with the following, then it will be worth checking whether your landlord insurance policy will cover any […]

The Friday Five: – Favourite Countries to Buy a Property

It seems everyone at the moment is packing up and moving to another country or investing in properties abroad. So we decided that for this week’s Friday Five we would find the most popular places abroad to buy a property.
By renting out a property abroad it could be a great way to make some extra income and have a holiday home for a couple of weeks a year. Research is always key when buying any property and there are many additional costs that may not […]

The Friday Five – Home Renovation TV Programmes

The Friday Five – Home Renovation TV Programmes
For those of us who can’t get enough of daytime TV, most have probably seen every home renovation programme out there. So, this week we are looking at our five favourite property makeover shows. The Friday Five will list the shows from our lease favourite to the very best. We all know the simplest of jobs can often turn into a DIY nightmare that our families will never let us live down and it’s a wonder whether the […]

The Friday Five – Top Five Disney Homes

This week’s Friday Five needs you to go back to your childhood and remember the Disney stories we all loved, and for some of us, still do! Here at PropertyQuoteDirect we are looking at the top five homes in Disney Movies. Although we are pretty sure none of the characters who lived there have landlord insurance we are sure they could have done with it, surely the three little pigs couldn’t afford to build two brand new homes without any help from an insurance company!
1. UP
First […]

The Friday Five – Most Expensive Counties

This week our Friday Five looks at the top five most expensive UK counties to live in. The information is based on a study that was conducted by Obviously the more expensive the property, the more expensive the landlord insurance will be especially if contents insurance is taken out as well. These are all additional costs homeowners should expect to incur and something to consider when deciding on which county to live in.
1. Surrey
The average property in this area will cost around £255,125. This is […]

The Friday Five – British Monarch Properties

In the spirit of the nation’s celebration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, we’ve decided our Friday Five this week will be on properties that British monarchs have lived in.
1. Buckingham Palace
Without doubt the most famous palace in Britain, it has been the official London residence of the British Monarchy since 1837, during the accession of Queen Victoria to the throne. It was built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1705 then later acquired by King George III in 1761.
Our current Queen, Elizabeth […]

The Friday Five – Nightmare Tenant Stories

This week our Friday Five lists 5 of the worst tenant nightmare stories. All of these examples are true which illustrates the importance for all landlords to protect themselves with landlord insurance.
1. Knife Threats
This rather disturbing story is still being processed in court. A landlord who owned a house with multiple private tenants had one tenant who was behind on their rent payments and a disagreement between both parties emerged over how much was owed. Once the case was taken to court, the tenant began […]

The Friday Five – Best Neighbourhoods

Last week we looked at the worst neighbourhoods on television. Today our Friday Five looks at the best TV neighbourhoods. If you could pick just one place to live from this list, where would it be? Maybe you can think of an even better onscreen neighbourhood. Let us know in the comment box below.
1. Beverly Hills 90210
Located in Los Angeles, California this affluent neighbourhood is the setting for the 90s TV show Beverly Hills 90210, which was revamped in 2008. It follows the shallow lives […]