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Your Rights: Can You Claim Compensation for A Flight Delay

Welcome to our first feature in our ongoing blog series titled ‘Your Rights’ where we inform you of your legal rights as a consumer. In October 2012 the European Court of Justice ruled that passengers were entitled to compensation for cancelled or overbooked flights and delays over 3 hours. To be covered, your flight must be […]

Does Your Insurance Cover You When Renting

Renting your property, by either buying a 2nd home and renting it out for weekends or renting your main residence out on an ad hoc basis can have serious implications on your home insurance. Handing your keys over to someone who is not a member of your household could lead to your insurance cover being […]

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Referencing a Tenant

Insurance can be whittled down to a very simple summary, “a small known loss (the premium), in exchange for a potential, unknown, large loss (a claim). But what happens when the financial loss you have suffered is not covered by an insurance policy? Loss of rental income can be claimed for if your property has […]

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Home CCTV – Do You Know The Law?

If you protect your property by using Close Circuit Television (CCTV), it is important to know that the UK Information Commissioner (ICO) has ruled that household CCTV systems that film beyond the boundary of the property – such as the street or onto a neighbouring property, must now be registered. Using CCTV or associated recording […]

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Don’t Crack Up: All About Subsidence

What is subsidence? Subsidence is the downward movement (shrinkage) of the ground on which a building is supported. Causes: • Sub Soil – clay soils shrink as the moisture level decreases for example over periods of drought. • Trees and shrubs – massive quantities of water are absorbed from the ground by the roots of […]

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Highly Commended At Bromley Business Awards 2016

Brownhill Insurance Group is delighted and honoured to be recognised again for the successes and achievements of the past year. Last night at The Bromley Business Awards we were awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in both of our nominated categories for ‘Employer of the Year’ and ‘Best SME Business’. Brownhill Insurance Group would like to thank FHW Events & […]

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The New Polymer £5 Notes

Launched on the 13th September 2016, most of us will now have had one of the new polymer £5 notes pass through our hands. For over 100 years paper has been used to create £5 notes. The reason for the change from paper to polymer is to make bank notes more durable, cleaner and counterfiet […]

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Product Recalls: From Tumble Dryers to Smartphones

First it was tumble dryers and now mobile phones are bursting into flames. Following the problems with certain models of Whirlpool tumble dryers earlier in the year, you will have seen the news headlines that Samsung have issued a product recall on their Galaxy Note 7. This is due to reports of devices exploding or […]

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Stay Safe This Bonfire Night

With Halloween now behind us and Bonfire night just around the corner we would like to share some essential tips on staying safe this Guy Fawkes Night. Whether you’re throwing your own bonfire & fireworks party or going to a planned display; be sure to stay safe. Having a party? If you’re planning on throwing […]

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New TV Licensing Laws

The way we pay for watching TV changed on the 1st of September 2016. New TV licensing laws have come into force, with changes affecting those that watch programmes on BBC iPlayer. Previously, you only had to have a TV licence if you watched live BBC broadcasts. The new rules put in place closed a […]