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What counts as a home emergency?

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Now the cold weather has set in home insurance providers are standing by to promote home emergency cover. But what counts as an emergency?

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How to find a good letting agent

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If you’ve bought a property as an investment you may well not have the time to manage it by yourself. That means you will need to find a letting agent. We explain how to find a good one.

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Is your home burglar-proof?

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The value Britons place on their homes and possessions is vastly disproportionate to the measures they take to safeguard them, according to new research.

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Quick-sale property firms could cost you thousands

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Struggling to sell your home? Threatened with repossession? The quick-sale option may appeal, but it could cost you an arm and a leg.  Read More…

Why are house numbers even on one side, odd on the other?

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Ever wondered why house numbers odd on one side of the road, and even on the other? Find out why here.

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Burglary: The dangers of oversharing on social media

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Going on holiday? Our short video shows how innocent updates on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter could make your home a target for burglars.

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Average student possessions top £2,000

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Going to university next month? Don't forget to insure your belongings as new research shows that the average student has possessions worth more than £2,000, including digital music players and laptops.  Read More…'s burglary experiment

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To highlight the issue of home security, gave three people the chance to break in to a house and pilfer some of the UK’s most stolen items. Find out what happened here.

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Why move when you can improve?

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When you factor in the costs associated with moving, and bear in mind that any improvements you make are likely to add to your home’s value, staying put makes even more sense.  Read More…

Video: Are you an easy target for burglars?

How to beat burglars

Is your home an easy target for burglars? It's easy to get complacent when it comes to home security. Watch what happened when put this to the test.

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