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Flood victims unhappy with response

  •  20 Mar, 2014
Flooded property

Most victims of the recent UK floods are not happy with the government's response, according to a new survey.

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Rude street names knock £84,000 off property price

Fanny Street sign

Names like Fanny Street and Slag Lane may make us laugh but rude street names can knock thousands of pounds off the value of your home, finds new research.

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Floods leave behind £446m bill

  •  14 Mar, 2014
Flooded home

More than £446 million will be paid out to victims of the severe winter floods, it is claimed.

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Under-35s shun contents cover

Young couple surrounded by moving boxes

One in five homes lack contents insurance with 18 to 35-year-olds more likely to shun cover. But as burglary rates fall, is cover necessary? We take a look. 

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Flooding eases but risks remain

  •  06 Mar, 2014
A flood warning sign

Only one severe warning remains in place as the worst flooding of recent years continues to ease.

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Finances force 21% of couples to cohabit

Young couple having just moved in

Money – or the lack of it – is causing couples to fast-forward relationships, as 21% admit finances caused them to move in together sooner than planned.

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Warning over sales of flood-damaged homes

Flooded street

If you need to move out of a flood-damaged property, a quick-sale company may be able to help. But be warned: the cost could be higher than you expect. 

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All homes 'can't be protected from floods'

  •  25 Feb, 2014
A badly flooded UK street

The Environment Agency (EA) cannot protect all people and all properties but will do all it can, says its executive director of flood and coastal risk management.

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74% underestimate full homebuying costs

Sold sign outside house

From solicitors' bills to removal fees, 74% of homeowners underestimate the full cost of buying a home, finds new research by the government-backed Money Advice Service. We look at what it really costs.

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Insurers urged to revamp renewal notices

  •  20 Feb, 2014
Knife cutting paper with costs written on it

Consumer rights group Which? calls for insurers to show last year's premium alongside renewal quotes to encourage customers to shop around for the best deal.

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