DIY Can Be Costly Says Insurer

Published: 5/21/2010

A study by Zurich Insurance has revealed that over 15 percent of property owners have had to get proper tradesmen in after struggling to do it themselves.

The biggest reason these people had for going down the DIY route was saving money, with a third of people citing this reason. However Zurich Insurance found that they typical cost of making right the damage caused came to GBP280. Home insurance knowledge was a little shaky on the subject too, with almost 75 percent of people not knowing if DIY disasters would be covered.

Also regarding home insurance the Zurich Insurance survey found that nearly half the respondents would not think to inform their insurer if major improvements to the property were to be made.

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