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Category Archive: Home Insurance

Six home security tips you may not have considered

  From simple vigilance when locking your doors and windows, to more advanced solutions such as motion-sensitive lighting and burglar alarms; when it comes to securing your home, there are plenty of solutions available. Unfortunately, no matter how security-savvy you are, thieves have found ways around these time and time again.   We take a […]

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When are landlords allowed to access their property?

  As a residential landlord, you tread a fine line between actively maintaining your property while leaving tenants to live in peace.   What is a landlord’s right of entry? Tenants are likely to regard the property as their home. Under “the covenant for quiet enjoyment”, UK law entitles tenants to enjoy the property without […]

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How to deal with a denied insurance claim

  Making a claim on your insurance can be a stressful process and without the right support, it can feel like there’s no-one but you to fight your corner. If your claim has been rejected then don’t despair, there are things that can be done to either overturn the decision or get back on your […]

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Should you insure your engagement ring?

  Your significant other has popped the question and presented you with a beautiful ring for you to wear as a symbol of your commitment. But what happens if you damage your treasured ring? Or it’s lost or stolen? We take a look at the factors you should consider when it comes to insuring your […]

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How will technology affect your home insurance?

Even the most basic of homes are being upgraded, refitted and kitted out with smart technology to enhance our daily lives when in the home. The Internet of Things (IoT) plans to make the integration and usage of these advanced devices simple and seamless. What does it mean for our home insurance though? And how […]

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Holiday home insurance: Q&A

Owning a second home is a multi-faceted venture. It can be a getaway for you and your family when “Blighty” gets the better of you, providing winter sun or summer shade. For business heads, house ownership is a solid investment regardless of what you plan on doing with it. You can rent it out in […]

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£250bn+ worth of contents are not insured!

In today’s world, we have a better understanding of the value of our possessions, the threat of risks like fires or the weather, and are more aware when it comes to protecting our properties from would-be thieves. Yet despite all this, 28% of us don’t have a home contents insurance policy in place and £266bn […]

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Five-star fraud – Do you trust online reviews?

  What with instant online access, our decisions are increasingly becoming swayed by reviews. From which restaurants we eat in, to the hotels we stay in, which products we choose to buy and who we choose to buy them from. Whilst it can be very helpful to get a third-party perspective, can you be sure […]

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Simple ways to secure your property from blowtorch burglars

  A recent incident in West Yorkshire revealed footage of thieves using a blowtorch to break into a victim’s home, take their car keys and steal their £30,000 Audi from their driveway. Despite the shocking nature of the crime, this technique isn’t new in the world of criminals, with a similar spate of events having […]

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Avoiding blocked Drains

Autumn is upon us, the nights are drawing in and we’re begrudgingly packing away our shorts and flip-flops for another year in place of cosy jumpers, winter coats and knitted scarves. Whilst autumn has its upsides, those crispy golden leaves can become quite a nuisance. Yes, we’re talking about blocked drains… A build-up of fallen […]

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