About the hosts

www.unoccupiedproperty.co.uk was set up by two brothers, Julian & Colin Bickers. In addition to being slightly obsessively involved with property investment, their ‘day job’ is insurance broking and risk management, specialising in the insurance of unoccupied property. This has enabled them to gain a wealth of knowledge having spoken to thousands of property owners and landlords over the years. Julian and Colin run Bickers Insurance Services Ltd which deals almost exclusively in the insurance of empty property and landlords insurance.

They are both landlords themselves, having purchased empty properties and renovated them to a standard suitable for letting, as well as having a family involvement in purchasing residential and commercial properties for modernisation, improvement and resale or letting.

One of the problems we encounter when owning property, is that useful information is not easy to find when you don’t know who to approach to get it. An internet search for any particular solution leads to so many ‘forum’
style answers, it’s not easy to decide who is an expert, or who’s advice you can trust and rely on. That was the inspiration for developing this site – a place where we can bring together the combined experience and expertise of industry professionals in many areas to form a virtual ‘property owners masterclass’.

The team have enlisted the help of professionals with various specialist areas of expertise, contributing towards a comprehensive resource which landlords can use to gain knowledge and assistance in any stage of ownership of an empty property, from acquisition through to occupation or sale.

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