Category Archives: Insurance

How would you spend £2000?

If you were going to spend £2000 on your house what would you choose to do?  Would you spend it all on a big project or a number of smaller jobs around the house? Would you spend it on external work or on giving a room that wow factor? Most people spend money on the…

Top tips to keep your property in tip top condition – part 2

Whilst the weather is still cold, it may be wise to focus on some of your indoor jobs that you’ve been putting off. Many of the insurance claims we attend are for escapes of water which have resulted in damage to the ceiling of the room below.  Further inspection often reveals that this “escape of…

Guttering – check it now before it causes problems

I wonder if there’s a world expert on guttering?  I certainly can’t think of one and googling “world expert on guttering” didn’t really come up with a page full of references to a single person. Perhaps that is why we take the gutters and downpipes on our property for granted. Or perhaps we are not…

Now is the winter of our discontent…..

The first snowflakes have fallen in Rossendale, Lancashire, transforming the hills into pristine peaks of shimmering beauty. At ground level the roads have become slippery, traffic crawling along, energy assessors (DEAs)  having to cancel appointments for EPCs.  It seems it really couldn’t get any worse. So what can we do to make things better as…

So you think you’re insured (part 2)

So you’ve finished your walk round and drawn up a maintenance plan. Job done – time for a brew. What? Not finished?  Now you must do the same, but internally. What should you look for?  The two places we don’t generally look at: up at the ceiling and down at the floor. Are there any…

So you think you’re insured

How many of us buy our house and contents insurance on-line and therefore buy on price?  Most of the time we don’t realise that different companies or even the same company have very different products to offer the customer, all of which can be very confusing.  This of course doesn’t matter if you don’t have…