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Alert your property insurance provider if you’re working from home

Work from home. Don’t work from home. Work from home.  Messages from the government during the coronavirus pandemic could be said to have been confusing at times.  But one thing that is clear is that if your company has asked

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Make sure your man cave has insurance cover as coronavirus lockdown continues

With the UK still in partial lockdown, Sharrocks is advising customers to check the details of their home insurance policies.  Social distancing measures are proving to be an effective tool in the fight against Covid-19 and although more people are

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Storm Ciara could bring a surge in insurance claims

Advice has been issued as the country is hit by Storm Ciara this weekend.  Weather warnings are in place across the UK and insurers are expecting an increase in claims.  Sharrocks advises its clients to make sure they know where

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Keeping receipts could help your insurance claim stay on track

If the worst happens and you need to make a claim on your insurance policy, well kept financial records could help reduce the stress in an already fraught situation. Proof of purchase where you can show what you bought and

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Don’t advertise your empty home with social media holiday snaps

If you’re jetting off to catch some winter sun make sure you don’t put Christmas-time criminals in the know. Social media posts of beautiful beaches or snowy scenes abroad might be more alluring to festive felons than friends and family

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Don’t be caught out by costly gadget insurance

Festival season has arrived and you might be thinking about taking out some extra cover for your mobile phone or tablet. But you could be left out of pocket, paying for a policy you don’t need. In fact, your home

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Bank holiday DIY fans urged to check home insurance cover as top home improvements projects are revealed

It’s bank holiday Monday and like millions of others you could be thinking of sprucing up your home or doing some DIY. But if your ideas for home improvements are more grandiose, it’s important to check with your insurer to

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Faulty White Goods Have Caused 16,000 House Fires Since 2012

Faulty white goods such as washing machines, kettles, tumble dryers and fridge freezers cause more than 60 house fires a week. An investigation by consumer group Which? has made an analysis on fire data obtained through Freedom of Information requests

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Home Insurance Premiums On The Rise Again

The latest AA Price Index issued for the 4th Quarter of 2017 has shown combined buildings and contents  premiums rose by 1.8% during that period and by 5% over the year. This comes as a steeper rise than expected for industry

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Are You Living In The UK Burglary Hotspot?

A recent analysis by MoneySuperMarket on over two million home insurance quotes during the last two years has identified the areas which have the lowest and highest crime rates around the country. MoneySuperMarket’s findings found that GU3 a postal district in Guildford

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