Don’t ‘hide’ house keys outside – in 2014, over 6,000 UK burglaries involved a key

Last year, more than 6,000 burglaries occurred in the UK after a thief accesses a property with a key, or nearly 3% of all burglaries. This shocking figure comes from official police data and was recovered by insurers LV= following a Freedom of Information request, and underlines serious failings in many people’s home security arrangements.…

Tenants in Northern Ireland could have gas cut off if they refuse landlords’ gas safety checks

Tenants in Northern Ireland who do not allow the Housing Executive to arrange annual landlord gas safety checks could have their gas supply cut off, the organisation has warned. ‘Real problem’ with gaining entry to households As the Housing Executive is a landlord, it is legally obliged to ensure that the households in its property…