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Burglaries increase by 8% in November

Bonfire night is a great excuse to get out of the house for some family fun, but darker evenings and empty homes present an opportunity for burglars to take advantage of homeowners who let their guard down.

How to change the name of your house

Every now and then, we all come across a house with the kind of name that makes us wonder…what were they thinking? Likewise, you’ve no doubt also come across a fair few quaint, charming and inspirational home names over the years too.

To store or not to store: 5 tips for making the right decision

Whether you are heading off to University, going travelling, moving house or just having a general de-clutter, you will have a lot of belongings that you need to manage.

Burglaries: Is your home at risk?

As the saying goes, an Englishman’s home is his castle — but just how safe is yours? In their latest piece, Ironmongery Direct has explored the safety of British homes and the findings are surprising.

Cost of moving house rises to £11,000

The average cost of moving house in the UK has increased by £870 over the past year to £10,996, according to the latest research from Lloyds Bank.

One in four chance your boiler is unsafe

One in four chance your boiler is unsafe

Nearly one in four homes checked by independent heating company, Swale Heating, has an unsafe gas boiler according to figures they have released in time for Gas Safety Week.

43 million Brits would go over budget for the right home

Almost 78% of UK adults, 43 million, are willing to go over budget to find a home which meets all their priorities, according to research conducted on behalf of Ocean Finance.

Burglars seek window of opportunity as temperatures rise

As the great British summer finally arrives, Lloyds Bank Insurance is warning homeowners to be aware of opportunistic burglary through open windows and unlocked doors.

Beaches, booze and barbecues: The recipe for the perfect summer

Beaches, booze and barbecues: The recipe for the perfect summer

Six barbecues, nine days sunbathing, three packets of hayfever tablets and two jugs of Pimm’s - those are the ingredients of the typical British summer, according to new research.

Keeping your home safe during Euro 2016

The 2016 UEFA European Football Championship is set to be one of the most exciting sporting events of the summer but, for those who don't protect their homes, things could quickly turn sour.

Half of homeowners lack basic security common sense

Research from The Co-op Insurance has revealed that more than 13 million households in the UK – nearly half (48%) - are committing the most basic security faux pas, which could put their property and belongings at risk.

Give your garden a summer makeover

The sun is shining in the sky and bumble bees are dozily humming on a breeze. You’re curled up on a swinging chair with your favourite book and nothing but the sound of a lawn mower in the far off distance…at least that’s the scenario you could be enjoying if you give your garden a summer makeover!

Does seasonal selling exist and how can you use it to your advantage?

Insider tips and tricks that homeowners and estate agents use to sell properties can be flipped on their head and worked to your advantage when buying.

The village is winning the people’s vote when it comes to moving

The village is winning the people’s vote when it comes to moving

When it comes to moving, a new report suggests that the village is increasingly becoming the location type of choice among UK house hunters.

Give your home the 'as new' feel with these spring cleaning tips!

Give your home the 'as new' feel with these spring cleaning tips!

House-holders might inwardly groan at the thought of spring cleaning, but it’s amazing the difference that it can make to a home.