Renting out a spare room can help pay bills and cover your mortgage. But would you feel comfortable letting someone move into your home to earn some extra cash?
Storms have left tens of thousands of households still without power after parts of the country were battered by winds of up to 108mph.
Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that grants of up to £5,000 will be available to flood-hit homeowners.
Homeowners affected by recent flooding have been urged to take the utmost care when dealing with water-damaged electrics.
Insurers are bracing themselves for further pay-outs as storms and flooding continue to cause widespread devastation across the UK.
The housing market recovery is continuing, with news that property sales grew at their fastest rate in a decade during the six months to September 2013.
Households along the River Thames have been warned they face a "significant flooding" risk.
Younger people who are not yet homeowners risk making it difficult for their own children to get on the property ladder, it is claimed.
LEGO enthusiasts can amass collections worth thousands of pounds, so it's worth checking your bricks and figures are protected in case of loss or damage.
Some 23 per cent of Brits admit hiring a cleaner to do jobs in the home - and mainly due to a lack of time. Would you hire domestic help?
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