Doorstep security

As more and more of us use the convenience of shopping online, we have become accustomed to deliveries after dark to our front doors. But beware of burglars who try to trick their way into your home. Four tips: Always use your front door’s spy-hole, or look through a window to see who is at…

What can you do if flooding is forecast in your area?

Unfortunately, the effects of a flood can be devastating. There are things you can do to prepare your home, which hopefully will reduce the damage. Gas, electricity and water supplies: turn them off at the mains. Contents in your home: move them high up, preferably upstairs, particularly your valuable items.  Unplug all electrical items. Internal…

Safety obligations for landlords

If you are letting a property to tenants, you must keep the property safe and free from health hazards for the occupants. The Government’s regulations are clear, and they require time and investment to make sure your property is up to scratch:

Pokemon Go-ing, going, gone?

It’s probably the most popular mobile app so far, but what home insurance issues does it raise? There have already been some accidents and trespassing in the USA as players search for Pokemon oblivious of their surroundings. Is this relevant to your home insurance? Well, for a start, the liability sections of your policy should…

Home Guard

Most of us have some sort of nagging worry when we shut the front door to go away on holiday. We can go back to check if we have turned off the iron. We also often worry about burglary while we are away. That makes sense – the majority of burglaries occur when we are…

Is your home your castle?

Could do better? We all want to protect our homes and what is inside them. Making our homes secure from burglary is usually a top priority when we first move in. In today’s busy world we then tend to focus on all the other jobs around the house, but most of us would benefit from…