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    Aviva Launches Simpler Quotation

    If you want to obtain a quote from Aviva they have made the quote process simpler.  Instead of asking lots of questions they now make some assumptions about the type of property you live in.  Ensure you read the assumptions before buying insurance to ensure that the company will provide cover to you.

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    Moving house: the ultimate checklist

    Moving house always hovers at the top of the list when it comes to stressful life events. Ask anyone who’s done it, and they’ll most likely agree.  So, we’ve created a handy guide to ease you through the process — from the moment you decide to move, until the day you settle into your new home.

    Read the full article on directline.com

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    How to start a neighbourhood watch group

    In the year ending 2015, around 3% of households were victims of domestic burglary, with around 750,000 incidents taking place. This is a sobering statistic, and shows just how vital it is for us to take measures to protect ourselves and our homes. One of the ways to do this is by starting a neighbourhood watch group, which also has the added benefit of bringing together you and the people that live near you.

    Read the full article on aviva.co.uk

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    1.3 million burglary victims move house

    New research from Churchill Home Insurance reveals the severe impact burglary can have on people’s lives and long-term mental health. More than a million people who have been burgled in the UK felt so unsafe in the property afterwards that they moved house as a result. Beyond the cost of the burglary, it also cost them thousands in stamp duty, estate agent and conveyancing fees because they no longer felt safe in their own home.

    Read the full article on churchill.com

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    How to deal with trauma after a break in

    Let’s face it, being burgled is downright scary and can have a huge emotional impact on you and your loved ones. How it leaves us feeling is often much more disturbing than what’s actually been taken.  Psychiatry professor, Dr. Louis West, suggests that many people see their home as an extension of themselves. So when that space is penetrated and defiled, we feel extremely violated.

    Read the full article on aviva.co.uk

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    Burglary victims have more than a 1 in 4 chance of being burgled again

    Burglary victims have a one in four (28%) chance of falling victim again in the same property, reveals new research from Churchill Home Insurance.  Traumatised victims have an 8% chance of being burgled again two or more times in the same property.

    Read the article on churchill.com

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    Storm-proof your home

    If a storm hits and leaves your property damaged, what are the next steps? And how should you prepare for future storms?

    We want you to be well informed, just in case a tree falls down on your garage or your tiles are torn off your roof. Knowing what to do, and acting quickly, is key.  High winds and heavy rain can wreak havoc on your home, causing considerable damage.

    You can limit the amount of damage a storm has on your property by following these precautionary measures:

    Read the full article on directline.com

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