Home insurance guides

Why does my home insurance keep going up

Why does my home insurance keep going up? We look at why home insurance premiums rise, and how you can keep the costs down.

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Home insurance for first time buyers - infographic

Home insurance for first time buyers - top tips and facts in our infographic

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Flood damage: is my home covered?

Flooding in the UK has become a common occurrence. Ensure you have the right cover in place if your property is in a flood risk area.

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Understanding your home insurance

Guide to home insurance - we cover key terms, what you're covered for and tips on finding the right policy for you

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Home security - do you know your locks?

Home security - do you know your locks? We look at the type of locks insurers consider to provide adequate security for your home.

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Top 5 insurance tips for homeowners

Top 5 insurance tips for homeowners: How to minimise your risks, jargon, cover types, non-standard cover and costs.

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How to protect your garden shed

Although it seems like summer is a never actually going to get here, most people will have noticed their garden springing to life by now.

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Home insurance myths and mistakes

We bust the top 5 myths folks have on home insurance, while also looking at the biggest mistakes people make when buying home insurance.

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Selecting the right home insurance for you

Selecting the right home insurance for you - a guide on choosing the right cover for you, which could be the difference between inconvenience and a catastrophe, if disaster strikes

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Why home maintenance is important

Basic home maintenance is important to keep your home buildings insurance valid. Here are our top tips for property upkeep.

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What should I do if my home is flooded?

A guide on preparing for floods, staying safe if your property is flooded and what to do once the flooding has gone.

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Home office design

Freelance and homeworkers need a creative and functional workspace to be productive. Here are some top tips.

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5 ways to avoid problems with household claims

A brief guide for homeowners on how to avoid problems with household claims, including home maintenance, security, honesty, details and expectations

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5 common claims that could be avoided

We look at common home insurance claims that can easily be avoided, and therefore not always covered on your home insurance policy.

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Protect your presents over Christmas and New Year

Top tips on protecting your home and gifts over the festive season.

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Thatched roof safety

Top tips for homeowners who have a thatched roof.

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Protect your home against burglars

Easy, affordable safety measures to protect your home from break-ins.

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Insuring items outside the home

We take a look at things to consider when buying home contents insurance, including items outside the home.

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Do I need specialist home insurance

Not sure whether you require specialist home insurance? We look at a range of non-standard property features that may require an insurance policy that covers these risks.

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Protecting your high-value items

Do you know if your expensive items are covered by your home insurance? We take a look at what insurers consider high value and cover for outside the home.

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Properties classed as non-standard buildings

Found your perfect house? Many old, historic buildings are beautifully made using common materials of the time. We look at some of the various of non-standard buildings that require specialist home insurance.

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Renovating your home? Make sure you're covered

Whether you're adding an extension, having the loft converted or knocking through some walls... it's important that you have the correct home insurance in place for any major structural changes. We explain more about renovation insurance for your home.

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Will social media affect your home insurance

We look at how your social media profile could affect your home insurance, publishing information online and how insurers take this into consideration.

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6 ways to reduce risk in listed buildings

Owning a listed building is a privilege with a few added responsibilities too. We take a look at the ways you can reduce risks in your listed building home.

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What's the cost of buying your first home?

We take a look at the various costs involved in purchasing your first house, including the deposits, reports, stamp duty and furnishing.

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How to beat garden thieves this summer

Summer's here, and unfortunately, thieves will start targetting gardens, sheds and garages. We look at items targetted, how you can increase security of your valuables and home insurance cover for items outside the home.

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Mortgage provider home insurance trap

Mortgage lenders trapping first time buyers to purchase home insurance via their chosen insurance partner. We discuss how lenders may insist on using their "recommended" insurer to new clients and how you can avoid this if you find a better home insurance quote.

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Is normal home insurance enough for Airbnb?

Are you an Airbnb host? Did you know that normal home insurance isn't sufficient when you rent out your home via Airbnb (or similar). We look at why and the type of cover you require.

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7 things that could invalidate your home insurance

We look at seven basic issues that may invalidate your home insurance, including DIY, renting your property and security.

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7 tips to protect your home from fire - Computerquote Insurance

Simple steps to regularly take to protect your home from fire, including fire alarms, cigarettes, kitchen appliances, electrical safety and planning an escape route.

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Your family fire escape plan

Make sure your loved ones are protected by creating a family fire escape plan. Here are our 5 steps to ensuring your family know the fire drill.

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Specialist home insurance – when standard cover isn't enough

We look at 9 reasons you might need specialist or non-standard home insurance, including structure and materials, prefab housings, flat roofs, listed buildings, eco homes, solar panels and criminal record history.

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Brits underinsuring their home contents by £20,000

Do you know the value of your possessions in your home? We look at why many people under-value the total cost of their home contents and why it's important to keep your insurance broker up-to-date.

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7 top tips for viewing a new house

Whether it's your first home or tenth home, here are our top house viewing tips to help ensure you're investing in the right property.

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Halloween and fireworks night safety

Keeping your home safe during Halloween and Guy Fawkes night - deterring malicious damage attacks and burglaries

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Getting your home ready for autumn

Keeping up your home maintenance this autumn will help protect your home during the winter months. Here are our top tips for getting your home ready for the colder season.

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Unoccupied home insurance – 6 things to consider

Is my home considered unoccupied? We take a look at how insurers define an unoccupied property, why this matters and what to consider if your home is vacant or unoccupied.

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High energy bills? Why now is the best time to switch and fix

Energy bills out of control? Switch and fix today and guarantee yourself a better deal for the years ahead

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8 savvy ways to boost your finances in 2017

Practical tips to keep your finances in check. Learn how to make savvy savings across all of your household finances.

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Freeze your utility bills before prices rise

The UK is bracing itself for five of the big six energy price hikes and CQ reveals how switching and fixing your energy prices could help you save a tidy sum for the future.

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Top 10 most cost-efficient ways to save energy at home

Top ten budget saving tips to make your home more efficient.

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Top 10 energy saving tips for the home

When it comes to reducing your utility bills, it’s not just a case of turning down the heating. There are steps you can take that don't have to blow the budget! Here are our top tips for improving the efficiency of your home so that you can get the most from your money.

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Will an energy price cap save you money?

Here at Computerquote, we want our customers to stay in the loop when it comes to their finances, so we’ve put together a quick overview of how the latest utility price caps affect your energy bills.

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How to keep your home and belongings safe at Christmas

It might well be the cosiest time of the year, but as those darker nights draw in this winter, it’s also prime operation time for opportunistic thieves. That’s why it’s essential to learn how to keep your home and belongings safe at Christmas

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Six simple ways to stay safe online

Personal data has become a valuable commodity. The value of fraud committed in the UK topped £1bn last year, so how do you keep your personal information and financial details safe? Here are some top tips…

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Smart security for the home

When it comes to keeping your home secure, it pays to be smart. After all, we’re living in a digital world where everything from the temperature of your home to the feeding of your pet dog can be attended to from the swipe of a screen.

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How a hoarding habit can impact your home insurance

Hoarding is a debilitating condition where sufferers amass excessive numbers of items within their homes. These items, which might not cost anything, are often stored in towering and unorganised piles, creating clutter that’s virtually impossible to manage.

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Moving home insurance Q&A

While it’s exciting, moving home is also one of the most stressful experiences you’ll ever face. From sorting out the fees to moving your energy supplier to deciding on what to take and what to throw away, there are a million and one things to think about.

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How to keep your home safe over the summer holidays

Summer holidays are a chance to reconnect with your kids and show them there’s more to life than school and computer games. Unfortunately, thieves also get out and about when the sun shines, so it’s important to take precautions to protect your home and belongings.

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