Home tips and guides

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What is a homebuyer survey?

Home buying

24 November 2020

Moving into a new home? Have you thought about getting a homebuyer survey? Find out what they include, how much they cost, and where to find a surveyor.

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Is it better to rent or buy?

Tips & guides

5 October 2020

Deciding whether to rent or buy is an important financial decision. With so much to consider, this guide can help you work out what is best for you.

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First-time buyer financial checklist

Tips & guides

1 October 2020

Buying your first house and keeping track of fees and costs can be a daunting task. Here's a handy financial checklist for first time buyers.

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How to sell a house

Tips & guides

21 September 2020

Ready to sell your house? Make sure you’ve got everything sorted with our 15-step guide.

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Questions to ask when viewing a house

Home buying

16 September 2020

Buying a house is a big deal. Make sure you’re asking the right questions with our guide.

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The complete guide to personal possessions cover

Home insurance

25 August 2020

Your contents insurance will keep your valuables safe in the home, but what cover do you need while you’re on the move?

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How to carry out home maintenance during and after lockdown

Home maintenance

27 July 2020

If you still need maintenance done on your home during or even after lockdown, find out how to carry out these tasks safely, how to social distance at home and what is considered an essential repair.

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How to fix a blocked or broken gutter

Tips & guides

8 November 2019

Whether you have cast iron, plastic, or pressed steel gutters, they need to be cleaned annually in order to keep them performing properly.

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A guide to buying your first home

Home buying

4 November 2019

Looking to get on the property ladder but not sure where to begin? Get on the right foot with AXA’s 10 step guide to buying your first home.