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Insurance advice for weather-beaten Scots

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Following recent storms in Scotland, Halifax has issued advice to homeowners aiming to prevent weather-related damage to their property.

According to the insurer, homeowners should take a number of steps to avoid damage, including making sure that any potentially dangerous objects such as garden furniture and barbecues are secure, as well as cutting back low hanging branches which may damage windows. Homeowners should also check that their gutters are free of debris, which may cause blockages or overflows.

Martyn Foulds, senior claims manager at Halifax, said: “With the average claim for storm damage costing around £1,000, it is advisable for homeowners to take preventative steps to reduce the risk of damage to their homes, and also ensure they have adequate home insurance cover in place.”

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