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Long Read: Managing the Risks in Your Holiday Home Let
Long Read: Managing the Risks in Your Holiday Home Let
By letting your holiday homes out to visitors for exciting travels and unique adventures, you play a significant role in providing customers with the ultimate holiday experience. After all, finding an affordable, accommodating and safe environment to call ‘home’ during travel can make or break the trip as a whole. 

Although being the source of travellers’ joy and excitement...

Help Your Home Stay Afloat During  Flood Season With These Top Tips
Help Your Home Stay Afloat During Flood Season With These Top Tips
As the UK enters flood season, there is a wave of serious risks that homeowners face in the event of a disastrous downpour. And, in recent years, the threat of flooding has become even more severe. Research revealed that seven of the nation’s 10 wettest years have occurred in the past two decades, with recent disasters such as Storm Desmond resulting in record-breaking rainfall, damage to 16,000...

Ensure Burglars Don’t Enjoy Your Summer  Holiday as Much as You Do
Ensure Burglars Don’t Enjoy Your Summer Holiday as Much as You Do
Excited about your summer holiday? So are your neighbourhood burglars. In fact, the number of burglaries has risen by 9 per cent over the previous year, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Whether you will be away for a few days or several weeks, don’t forget to ensure that your home is safe and secure. Follow these six pieces of guidance to help you...

Revealing Reasons for Home Insurance Claims
Revealing Reasons for Home Insurance Claims
The need for home repairs and fixes after damage occurs is often unpredictable. However, home insurance policies offer comfort and peace of mind in the event that the worst happens. Have a look at the following most common reasons for home insurance claims and how you can take steps to lower your risk: 

Accidental damage— Accidents happen. In fact, they are the most common reason...

Faulty Appliances Cause 60 House Fires a Week
Faulty Appliances Cause 60 House Fires a Week

Learn how you can keep your home safe from faulty, fire-causing appliances.

Washing machines, tumble dryers and fridge-freezers are responsible for more than 60 house fires every week in the United Kingdom, according to a Which? investigation. Faulty washing machines and dryers were found to be the highest risk appliances, causing more than a third of fires.

To protect your home,...

Cyber-criminals Can Easily Gain Access to Your Home
Cyber-criminals Can Easily Gain Access to Your Home
Cyber-criminals may be able to gain access to your home through your smart devices. Learn how to protect your home.

A quarter of UK homes contain some kind of smart device, such as smart plugs and wireless security cameras, according to a survey from technology retailer, Maplin. What’s more, 420 million smart devices are expected to be installed in homes across the country by 2020, according...

Follow These Recommendations to Keep Your Pipes From Freezing
Follow These Recommendations to Keep Your Pipes From Freezing
The average claim for burst pipe damage is £7,500, according to the Association of British Insurers. Generally, pipes that are exposed to outdoor temperatures and pipes that run along exterior walls with minimal insulation tend to freeze more easily. To ensure that your pipes stay warm all winter, follow these nine recommendations:

1. Set your thermostat to at least 12C and keep the heat...

Home - Mitigate Your Risk of Theft This Winter
Home - Mitigate Your Risk of Theft This Winter
The long winter nights provide burglars with the ideal cover to break into sheds and garages. In fact, nearly one-fifth of all theft claims are submitted during January and February—making winter a burglar’s favourite time of year.
The most common items stolen from buildings during these night-time break-ins are bicycles, mobile phones and power tools. To protect your home and valuables...