Common holiday home insurance claims…and how they can be avoided  

April 27th, 2018

Holiday homes can be risky to insure, but it doesn’t mean your premiums need to go through the roof. We’ve been digging through the data to identify the most common claims and what steps you can take to keep your property safe and secure (and your NCD intact): Read the rest of this entry »

Essential DIY tips for Easter

March 28th, 2018

Essential Easter DIY tipsEaster weekend traditionally marks the start of the DIY season and it’s estimated that half of the country’s homeowners will be digging out their toolboxes and rolling up their sleeves to tackle long overdue jobs. Millions of Britons testing their home improvement skills will inevitably lead to some DIY disasters and research has revealed that one in five will need to get professional help to straighten out their botched jobs, costing an average of £3,200. To avoid adding to the statistics take the following tips: Read the rest of this entry »

Home insurance with an history of claims

March 22nd, 2018

house insurance with history of claimsFinding sensibly priced home insurance with an adverse claims history can be tricky, but with expert help from a specialist provider it needn’t break the bank.

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Are holiday homes the new buy to let?

March 19th, 2018

buy to let Vs holiday homes Budge over buy to let, it’s time for holiday homes to take centre stage. Changes to tax legislation have taken the shine off buy to let and holiday homes are now in the property investment spotlight. Quoteline Direct looks at whether holiday homes really are the new buy to let. Read the rest of this entry »

Home renovation and extension insurance explained

March 14th, 2018

home renovation insurance Whether you’re giving your kitchen a makeover or planning major building works it’s essential to have the right insurance. Calculating insurance premiums is all about calculating risk and with tradesmen working on your property the risk can go through the roof. Not only are the chances of making a claim much higher, but claims tend to be costly. Read the rest of this entry »

Are your household contents adequately insured?

March 5th, 2018

home contents insuranceA recent report by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) aims to shine a light on the real value of home contents insurance and it makes for illuminating reading. They’ve calculated that the country’s contents adds-up to nearly £1 trillion and that the average household now owns £35,000 ‘worth of stuff’. Read the rest of this entry »

How to find the best insurance for an underpinned property

February 12th, 2018

cracked wall and subsidence If you own an underpinned property, you’ll know just how difficult it can be finding affordable insurance. Subsidence claims have a nasty habit of coming back to bite homeowners, and insurers charge higher premiums to reflect the risk. However, with expert help from Quoteline Direct, we can bring your premiums back down to earth. Here’s why we are streets ahead of the competition: Read the rest of this entry »

Home Insurance at Christmas

December 21st, 2017

christmas present The festive season is a time of celebration, and with the right home insurance, you can unwind knowing that you won’t get any unwelcome financial surprises:

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How to beat the rising cost of home insurance

November 27th, 2017

home insuranceIn today’s tough economic climate homeowners are being forced to make difficult choices. Energy bills are rising year-on-year and with food bills set to skyrocket it’s hardly surprising that homeowners are tightening their belts.

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Landlords guide to getting ready for winter

November 17th, 2017

Winter’s coming and landlords won’t be surprised to read that it’s the busiest time of the year for property insurance claims (which peak in February). It’s said that prevention is better than cure and the following ten steps are designed to minimise the risk of making a claim: Read the rest of this entry »