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New app offers renters' legal protection

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A good inventory helps renters avoid disputes when the time comes to claim money back. But the current system isn’t fool proof. We’ve spoken to the developer of a new app that could revolutionise the lettings market

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Is anti-theft software a safe way to protect your possessions?

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Imagine being able to track your stolen goods and even take a picture of the thief to help bring them to justice. But is it safe?

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Could you be undervaluing your contents by £15,000?

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Contents insurance is a must have for any homeowner or renter but for plenty of people the value of their possessions is a guess. Should you cover your clothes? Furniture? Carpets? Or what about kitchenware?

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New figures highlight Britain’s burglary hotspots

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The risk of crime can have a big impact on the price of home insurance. But there are ways to keep costs under control.

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Why it’s important to know your locks

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Confused about locks? It could cost you because giving your insurer the wrong information can invalidate your home insurance.

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Private renters need respect author Naphtalia Loderick

Why landlords and the law need to stop treating tenants as second-class citizens. In England alone, 3.4 million or one in six households are in privately rented accommodation, up from 2.4 million in 2005.

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How to protect your garden from thieves

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As British Summer Time begins and garden crime goes up, we look at the steps you can take to protect your outside space.

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Excess explained: Compulsory vs. voluntary editor Chris Torney

If you make a claim on a home insurance policy whether it’s your buildings or contents cover – your insurer makes a deduction from the total, and does not pay out the full amount.

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Will my home insurance cover snow damage? logo on the laptop screen

My guttering has been damaged by snow. Will this be covered by my home insurance policy?

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Household items most likely to be stolen

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How to stay ahead of thieves by protecting your most wanted possessions.

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