Smart technology for your home

To help you stay ahead of the curve when it comes to new tech, here are some gadgets that could make your life easier.

Ways to make your home more eco-friendly

Here are some simple things you can change around the house to make your home more eco-friendly.

Cheap ways to stay warm this winter

Here are a few ways to warm up your home over the winter season that are friendly to the environment, as well as your bank account.

How to improve your chances of getting a mortgage

Here are some things you can do to be as ‘mortgage-ready’ as possible.

What happens once my offer has been accepted?

Here are the key stages of buying a property once an offer has been made.

How to bleed a radiator

You’ll normally need to bleed a radiator if trapped air is causing it to feel cold at the top, and warm at the bottom.

Ten Fire Safety Tips for the Home at Christmas

Fires in the home are often easily prevented, so these fire safety tips from Fire Protection Online will ensure you’re prepared.

Things to consider when hiring a solicitor

You can either appoint a solicitor, a property lawyer, or a licensed conveyancer to complete the conveyancing work when purchasing a property.

Keep your home safe this Christmas

Christmas is one of the riskiest times of year. Read our top tips to keep you home safe this Christmas.

Completion day costs

Now that you’ve completed on your new home, here are some of the potential additional costs that you might not have thought of.

How to choose a mortgage advisor

Before buying a property, you need to find out how much you’ll be able to borrow for a mortgage. Here are some tips for choosing a mortgage advisor.

What types of mortgage are there?

Here’s a breakdown of the most common types of mortgage deals and products.

What do legal expenses cover under my home insurance?

Here’s a breakdown of the most common covers provided by the legal expenses section on your insurance.

Should I buy a property?

Here are a few things to consider before deciding to buy your first home.

Stay safe whilst shopping online

From strong passwords to anti-virus software, here are some top tips for staying safe whilst shopping online.

How to prepare your home for winter

As we approach the winter months, the changing weather conditions can cause damage to your home. However, with a few easy steps you can prepare your property for the long, cold months ahead.

How to fix a shelf to a wall

Fixing a shelf to a wall is one of those classic DIY tasks. Done incorrectly, however, and it could come loose and cause some damage. So before you pick up a screwdriver, here’s a quick guide on what to do.

How to paint cupboards and other appliances

A common cause of accidental damage claims we receive is for spilt paint whilst decorating. This can easily be avoided if you take certain precautions.

How to unblock a sink

Is the water in your sink not emptying? It may be clogged up. Don't worry though, here’s a step by step guide to explain what to do.

What to do if you have no hot water or heating

No heating or hot water in your property? There may be a simple solution that will keep you warm and save you having to arrange for an engineer to come and sort the problem.

How do I secure the rental property I want?

With more people choosing to rent rather than buy a property, competition in the rental market is high. Follow our tips to maximise your chances of securing your dream rental property.

The professionals guide to finding a house share

Three simple and effective steps can be the difference between a flat or house share made in heaven or a spare room in hell.

What to ask when viewing a property

It’s a very exciting prospect looking for accommodation, but it can also be quite daunting. Take a look at these questions before you look around.