Category Archives: Home Related

home contents insurance
23 Oct

October is National Home Security Month

With the pressures of modern life, home security is often overlooked. However, it’s estimated that a burglary happens every 40 seconds in the UK, with 40% occurring when a house is empty. National Home Security Month (NHSM), which officially takes part in October every year, aims to raise awareness of the importance of home security

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heating
25 Sep

Don’t put that heating on yet!

The weather is definitely turning colder and temperatures dipped as low as 3 degrees last week with ground frost in places. With energy prices high, many of us are reluctant to turn on the central heating just yet! Here are 10 small adjustments that you can make in your home to keep that moment at

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moving house
17 Aug

12 tips for moving house

Moving house is one of the most stressful times for anyone so it’s important to prepare. Here are some tips to help things go more smoothly: Declutter – hire a skip, give it to charity, sell it on a local site but get rid of that clutter! Sounds obvious but the less you have to

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flood risk
10 Aug

What to do to manage your flood risk

The Environment Agency (EA) estimates that over 5.5 million properties in England and Wales are vulnerable to flood risk. In Scotland, the number of at-risk properties is around 125,000 and 65,000 in Northern Ireland, respectively, according to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and Northern Ireland’s Rivers Agency (RA). These numbers include properties at risk

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lock
31 Jul

What to do if you lock yourself out of your house

Few people can put their hands up and say they have never locked themselves out of their house. Sometimes the door slams shut behind you while you’re putting the recycling out or chatting to a neighbour; maybe your keys have got lost or stolen. There are a couple of options on what action to take

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fire escape
17 Jul

Fire escape plan for your home

Why Should You Create a Fire Escape Plan? Every household should have some sort of fire escape plan in place just in case the worst was to happen. Hopefully you will never have to use it, but it is important to prepare for it so there is no delay when it is put into action.

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DIY
23 May

Doing some DIY this Bank Holiday? Read our tips.

With the second May Bank Holiday on the horizon, many of us will turn our attention to a little DIY to give our homes a makeover in time for the summer. But while the improving weather may mean we can throw open the doors and windows and get stuck into cleaning, painting, maintaining and generally

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home insurance claim
15 May

4 reasons why your home insurance claim could be rejected

The purpose of home buildings and contents insurance is to provide homeowners with cover for unexpected and potentially costly situations—such as damage caused by a storm or fire, theft of possessions, accidental damage from an escape of water, a fallen tree or subsidence. Yet, according to a study conducted by the Association of British Insurers,

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tenants insurance
24 Apr

Why “Generation Rent” Needs Tenants Insurance

The number of 20-39 year olds renting has more than doubled from 20 to 50 per cent since 2000. Known as ‘generation rent’, many millennials are unable to afford the average house price of £217,502 (as of Feb 2017), which continues to grow by about 6 per cent each year. Until home ownership becomes more

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sell your home
06 Mar

How to sell your home

Spring is often thought of as the best time to sell your home. If you are currently looking to sell, have just put your home on the market or struggling to get viewings, we’ve put together some tips to help you make your home look its best. You may have heard of the term “home

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