Accidents in the home could cause financial distress

People who injure themselves or damage their property while attempting DIY in their home could be putting themselves at risk of financial worry.

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People who injure themselves or damage their property while attempting DIY in their home could be putting themselves at risk of financial worry.

New research from Marks and Spencer Money shows that those who try to cut corners by attempting home improvement work themselves could end up paying dearly.

The study found that almost two-thirds of British adults would rather attempt the jobs themselves than employ somebody else to solve the problem.

Andrew Ferguson, head of general insurance at the company, urged people to make sure they are covered for accidental damage before undertaking any such work.

He said: “If people are attempting more complex DIY projects at home … they are risking much more serious consequences than having to replace ruined carpeting.”

Research recently carried out by unbiased.co.uk showed that almost a quarter of house-buyers in Britain are unsure of how much purchasing a property will cost in total.

By Joe Shervin

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