It would appear 'love thy neighbour' remains a sage piece of advice...
Schemes that could protect 25,000 homes from flooding have been given the go-ahead.
A new survey has revealed that nearly two-fifths of Britons have suffered a "costly mistake" regarding their insurance cover.
When drunken Brits have damaged their homes after a heavy night out, costs have averaged £461.47 in repairs, a new poll suggests.
A climate change study has concluded that flooding could eventually cost the UK billions of pounds each year.
The number of robberies failed to fall last year, even though the overall number of crimes recorded by police dropped by 4% to 4.1 million.
Doing DIY jobs around the house is top of the new year's resolution list for 56% of people, a poll shows.
We "need to be worried" about the extreme weather that will result from global warming, leading climate change scientists have warned.
Formal agreements should be made between builders and homeowners in case of future disputes over work, Which? has warned.
A row has forced more than one in 20 people to move home, a survey has found. The upkeep of homes or gardens was found to be top of the list for causing a rift between neighbours, the poll by life assistance firm CPP found.
Burglaries rose 14% in England and Wales last year, putting the public at an increased risk, police chiefs have warned. The increase was revealed in the British Crime Survey, which is based on interviews with tens of thousands of people in over 45,000 homes across the country.
Climate experts have warned that more houses are being built in areas at risk of flooding. The Committee on Climate Change group also claimed that urban sites were still being paved over despite their flood risk increasing.
The UK housing market continues to slow as potential housebuyers elect to bide their time before making a move on the property ladder, research shows.
The slow mortgage market has led to more homeowners deciding to focus on improving their current property rather than moving house, research has shown.
Homeowners and businesses have been warned of the potential fire risks posed by up to 500,000 fridge freezers across the country, it has been revealed.
Around 10 million litres of water is being saved a day thanks to a water firm's innovative gadget that can detect leaks.
More than half of car owners do not keep their car in their garage, a survey has revealed. Some 55% of car owners said they used their garage to store something other than their vehicle.
Almost 200 firefighters have succeeded in stopping a heathland fire reaching homes in the South West.
The largest civil defence exercise ever in Britain will be carried out in England and Wales in the next week to make sure home insurance claims are the only price people pay in the event of devastating floods similar to those seen in 2007.
Pollution has made flooding more likely in the UK, according to research.
Climate change caused by pollution from greenhouse gas has raised the likelihood of more floods in the UK, scientists have said.
People in England and Wales will be able to find out about the less savoury side to their area thanks to a new street-by-street guide to crime, according to Home Secretary Theresa May.
One in 10 Britons believe lying on their home insurance claim to upgrade their mobile phones or other devices is acceptable, a survey suggests.
Homeowners in Leicestershire are being offered a specially designed sand-less door sealing device to safeguard their property during a flood and prevent their home insurance premiums from soaring.
More than 300 cases of insurance fraud are being uncovered each day, according to new research.
A large rise in the number of homeowners putting properties on the market saw house prices fall for the third consecutive month in September, a study has revealed.
The housing market has been dealt another blow as figures show that the number of mortgages approved fell to a six-month low in August.
Property experts have revealed that asking prices fell for the third consecutive month in September, with estate agents continuing to have record numbers of unsold homes.
The highest ever number of young people have aspirations to own a home, but the majority have decided to delay that purchase, a survey has revealed.
House prices in England and Wales edged lower during August following a decrease in demand and an increase in the availability of homes for sale, research has indicated.
Few people who found a wallet or purse would try to locate its owner or hand it in, according to card and identity protection firm CPP.
Mortgage lending levels to home buyers increased during June, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has revealed.
New figures have shown that buy-to-let lending is at its highest level since the the fourth quarter of 2008.
Homeowners looking for money-saving ideas to beat the recession have been turning to solar panels in increasing numbers.
Home insurance companies may have begun to field the first of their wintry claims as torrential rain and gale forced winds battered some areas of Britain.
Jittery housing market analysts fearing the worst after a three-month slump in house prices have breathed a sigh of relief after house prices bounced back in July.
A shortage in the supply of houses on the market will help house prices rise every year until the end of 2014, it has been claimed.
Interest rates will have to remain at a record low for longer than expected, according to leading economists.
The average price of a house in England and Wales is up 8.4% on last year, according to the Land Registry.
Buying a house can be nearly 10% cheaper than the cost of renting one in 75% of towns and cities in the UK, according to new research.
A West Sussex couple surely have one of the most unusual reasons for claiming on their home insurance policy - after a block of ice, thought to have fallen from a passing airplane, smashed a hole in their roof.
House price gains could be wiped out during the second half of the year as sellers continue to flood the property market, experts have warned.
Flood water resulting from heavy rainfall had to be pumped from dozens of properties in central Perth.
A home insurance provider is heading for a big hit after one of horseracing's most famous trophies was stolen from an address in Gloucestershire.
Homeowners have been boosted by a survey showing UK house prices have regained more than half of the value they lost during the property market correction.
People take less than half an hour to decide whether they want to buy a property, according to a new survey.
A survey has revealed that three in every four homeowners are unsure of what impact an interest rate hike would have on their finances.
Fewer than half of Britons continue their efforts to be environmentally-friendly when they go abroad, a survey has found.
Communities will have to help fund flood defences in their area in future, the Environment Agency has warned.
New measures imposed by energy regulator Ofgem will see householders receive clearer energy bills from now on.
The garden of the average Briton contains items worth £825, according to a new survey which looks at the level of home insurance people have for their properties.
If your prized possessions were stolen from your house, then they should be covered by your home insurance policy, but losses from a tent may be a different story.
We hear a lot about energy saving but not everyone realises that having one eye on your energy use helps your pocket as much as the environment.
Across the country, the desire to feel part of a community is alive and well once again.
Homeowners have been urged to ensure they are taking precautions against burst water pipes, with the freezing weather conditions set to continue across the UK in the coming weeks.
Music and movie fans are being urged to keep track of their collections as the download boom creates a risk that valuable possessions are not covered by home insurance.
We Britons spend more than £4 billion a year tending to our gardens, but most of us forget to make sure our home insurance has it covered.
Virgin Money Home Insurance has conducted some research, and found where the safest locations are in England and Wales.