If you're looking to take out home insurance but don't know where to start, let Hastings Direct help. We've put together guides on different types of cover to help you make an informed choice about your home insurance.
You'll also find advice, information and top tips on everything from home security and flooding to digital crime. Simply click on one of the links below to find out more.
Buying your first home is hugely exciting and it's probably the biggest financial decision you'll ever make. Before you start viewing potential buys, you need to get your head around the costs you'll have to cover once you've had an offer accepted.
Be careful about how much personal information you share on the web. Being too open could leave you vulnerable to digital crime and could impact on any insurance claims. Read our guide for some tips on how to stay safe online.
When it comes to your home, it's important to take every step to protect you and your loved ones from a fire breaking out. Read our guide to fire prevention and what to do if there is a fire.
Thinking of selling up? If you want it to be a fast, stress-free process, and for your home to sell for the best possible price, you need to spend some time giving it a little TLC before it goes on the market. If you’re after some inspiration, here are five top tips to help you prepare your home for sale.
More than 5.5 million homes in England and Wales are at risk of flooding. If you're concerned that your home might be one of them, our guide contains information on what to do in the event of a flood, as well as top tips on protecting your belongings.
Never know where to store your eggs? A guide to storing food safely.
We rely on lots of appliances every day, from our fridge freezers and ovens to our TVs and laptops. But what would you do if one of those appliances suddenly stopped working? Here are the different ways you can protect your household appliances and what your rights as a consumer are.
Certain modifications can add significant value to your home; but before throwing your money at large-scale projects, you need to be sure you'll see a good return on your investment. Find out what home improvements can add value to your property.
From installing CCTV to using light switch timers when you're on holiday, there are plenty of things you can do to ensure the security of your home both indoors and out. Everything you need to know can be found in our home security guide.
Harsh winter weather takes its toll on your home, so you need to give it extra love and attention during the colder months. Regular maintenance is key to keeping the building in tip-top condition — read our guide on how to winter-proof your home.
Supermarket shelves stocked to the brim with mince pies and advent calendars can mean only one thing: the festive season is upon us. We've handpicked some of our favourite smart devices that are currently on the market: Smart Christmas ideas.
We all know what subsidence is, but what causes it, and what are the tell-tale signs that a home might be at risk? Read our guide to find out.
Not sure what level of cover you need for your home? Hastings Direct offers three types of home insurance, each offering a host of benefits as standard. These guides explain what's included in each type of policy, so you can find cover best suited to your needs.
The idea an intruder has entered your house can come as a shock. After all, your home is your safe place, where you and your family should be able to rest easy. It can be even more distressing if valuable possessions or sentimental items have been taken. What should you do in the immediate aftermath.
You can probably think of a hundred things you'd rather be doing this weekend than calculating your home contents insurance. But when you take into account only 48% of policies increase the sum insured at renewal to match general price increases, it's a task you need to stay on top of. Our guide gives you tips on how to work out what to cover.
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