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Own up…Who still keeps their keys under the flowerpot?

In an attempt to keep our homes safe we fit security lights and close blinds before going out – so why do we still undo all that hard work by leaving a set of spare keys outside? Whether it’s for their dogwalker, cleaner or mum, nearly 30% of Brits still...

How much would it cost to rebuild your property?

If you’ve ever insured a property, you’ll know that arranging buildings insurance is based not just on your property’s ‘market value’ – the amount it would sell for today – but also its ‘rebuild costs’. This refers to the amount of money it would cost to rebuild or reinstate your...

The best deterrents according to ex-burglars…

According to a panel of former criminals interviewed by Co-op Insurance, burglars are most likely to be put off breaking into homes by CCTV cameras and barking dogs. Half of the 12 former burglars asked said most thieves were opportunists simply wandering the streets. They would therefore avoid any difficult...

Want to get more work done? Stay at home…

So is it a regular occurrence that your employees come to work already out for the count from their morning commute, or with a cold that is almost guaranteed to do the rounds of the office before clearing up? Well without sounding patronising there is a simple way to avoid...

What are squatters’ rights?

Can squatters can claim possession of a building they’re occupying? Yes: someone who is occupying a property without the owners’ permission can become the registered owner with the help of a conveyancer or solicitor. However to do so, they would have to prove that they or their predecessors occupied the...

Robotic furniture could make small apartments feel much bigger

If you’ve ever lived in a small flat or house, you’ll have heard all the advice about making it look bigger. Put mirrors up, paint walls light colours, install robotic furniture that can transform into multiple pieces… Ok, that last one is new. Designed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab...

On the sixth day…

So over the weekend I wandered a little more than usual, the streets seemed busier and the hustle bustle of the big city more invigorating. The sun has a knack of heightening the senses, I think because we are so used to the ‘triumphant Rain’ as Lemn Sissay stated with...

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Own up…Who still keeps their keys under the flowerpot?

In an attempt to keep our homes safe we fit security lights and close blinds before going out – so why do we still undo all that hard work by leaving a set of spare keys outside? Whether it’s for their dogwalker, cleaner or mum, nearly 30% of Brits still...

How much would it cost to rebuild your property?

If you’ve ever insured a property, you’ll know that arranging buildings insurance is based not just on your property’s ‘market value’ – the amount it would sell for today – but also its ‘rebuild costs’. This refers to the amount of money it would cost to rebuild or reinstate your...

The best deterrents according to ex-burglars…

According to a panel of former criminals interviewed by Co-op Insurance, burglars are most likely to be put off breaking into homes by CCTV cameras and barking dogs. Half of the 12 former burglars asked said most thieves were opportunists simply wandering the streets. They would therefore avoid any difficult...

Want to get more work done? Stay at home…

So is it a regular occurrence that your employees come to work already out for the count from their morning commute, or with a cold that is almost guaranteed to do the rounds of the office before clearing up? Well without sounding patronising there is a simple way to avoid...

What are squatters’ rights?

Can squatters can claim possession of a building they’re occupying? Yes: someone who is occupying a property without the owners’ permission can become the registered owner with the help of a conveyancer or solicitor. However to do so, they would have to prove that they or their predecessors occupied the...

Robotic furniture could make small apartments feel much bigger

If you’ve ever lived in a small flat or house, you’ll have heard all the advice about making it look bigger. Put mirrors up, paint walls light colours, install robotic furniture that can transform into multiple pieces… Ok, that last one is new. Designed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab...

On the sixth day…

So over the weekend I wandered a little more than usual, the streets seemed busier and the hustle bustle of the big city more invigorating. The sun has a knack of heightening the senses, I think because we are so used to the ‘triumphant Rain’ as Lemn Sissay stated with...