Newlyweds are risking financial disaster by not having the correct levels of home insurance in place when they get married, latest research by insurance broker Policy Expert shows.
Thousands of Brits will be heading off on holiday this summer without making sure their homes are as safe from burglary. Here’s what thieves lookout for.
We all know weddings can be expensive for the bride and groom, and quite often their parents, but latest figures show guests spend a small fortune too.
Many homeowners are risking losing thousands because their home insurance isn’t sufficient for the type of outside space they have and what they keep in it. See why.
Where in the country do the wedding guests live that spend the most and least? And how much in total do weddings cost those that go?
Many people own something of such value that if they lost it, or had it stolen, they would struggle to be able to afford to replace it.
Good news for those looking to save money, the cost of your home insurance just got cheaper.
Think you’ll be able to claim on insurance if there’s a fire in your home? Think again.
The reasons for barbecues being at the root of many home cover claims are many and varied. See what the main problems are and how to barbecue safely.
In the emotional excitement of buying a new home, it’s easy to overlook one of the most crucial elements in the process; home insurance.
Renting continues to become more and more expensive in many parts of the UK as the demand for housing continues to grow and the number of houses being built doesn’t keep up.
Claiming on home cover is a vital part of actually taking out insurance that protects your property and possessions in the first place.
The owners of everyday hi-tech items such as laptops, watches and hi-tech TVs face being unable to claim on their home cover as values often exceed claim limits.
Under-insuring your property and the things you keep in it can be a fatal financial error. Here’s why.
Would you like to live somewhere that’s really safe? Which also has a highly-functioning infrastructure, a secure digital network and great health facilities?
If you’re looking to put your home on the market, how should you go about choosing an estate agent?
If you work from home you have to be very careful that your home insurance policy will cover you while you’re running your business.
There are a number of factors which can reduce the value of a home, some of which can be avoided by taking practical measures, others which you can’t do much about.
Valentine’s Day might be full of romance and excitement, but, if you’re not careful, it also has the potential to leave you both emotionally and financially broken.
Many people aren’t completely truthful when applying for home insurance if it means they might save a few quid, new research shows.
Postcodes have become more and more important to providing information to government and financial organisations about you and your home over the last couple of decades.
Nightmare neighbours are the reason that 10% of British householders claim on home insurance at some point, recent research shows.
Whether your home is somewhere that’s prone to flooding or not, it pays to prepare your home and its contents as best you can, and as early as you can, before the weather catches you out.
The most recent figures from the Office for National Statistics show that three more regions have joined London, the East of England and the South East in surpassing their previous house price peaks.
Many mobile phone users are unaware that their phone insurance might not cover them as comprehensively as they assume, leading to problems if they try and claim on their cover.
One of the quickest and best ways to cut the cost of unavoidable household bills is to ditch old providers that have had you on uncompetitive deals and switch to new ones.
This applies to the cost of services that most people think of as vital, such as home insurance and broadband, and, perhaps in particular, to energy suppliers.
Energy bills have increased hugely over the last 5 years, rocketing from an average of £800 on a standard energy tariff to just over £1,300.
The summer slowdown in house prices could be turning into something more serious for homeowners, latest house price figures suggest.
After reaching all-time highs, price increases showed signs of slowing over the main summer months of July and August. Many experts felt this simply reflected the usual drop off in market activity at this time of year, when many families give up on house hunting in favour of holiday activities in the UK and abroad.
The average price of a home in England and Wales is set to rocket by 30% over the next five years, Britain’s most popular property website has claimed. Contrary to recent signs that house price growth is slowing and the market could be heading for a fall, the average price of a home will hit £318,000 and a somewhat crazy £715,000 in London.
When you’re buying a property, there are plenty of additional costs to pay on top of the price you agreed, not least stamp duty of up to 5% and solicitors fees, so you may be forgiven for forgoing the additional cost of a survey on the home.
When people are on holiday in rented accommodation, they can get up to some pretty unusual stuff, leading to some interesting insurance claims.