There are many reasons why customers take out unoccupied property insurance, but one of them is because they wish to take an extended holiday, or what is known in university circles as a ‘sabbatical’.
Such a break is often a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so care should be taken to make the most of it – to make it as relaxing as possible. Aside from a good quality insurance policy, there are a number of other things you can do to make your time away even more restful.

Asking a friend, relative or neighbour to check on your property regularly, and promise to keep you informed of any issues, should help you relax more. Having said that, being disconnected from communications devices such as mobiles and laptops is one of the most appealing things of a long trip away.

If avoiding phone-calls and emails is high on your list, making preparations before you go will help to alleviate worries about your property. Organising a trusted gardener to attend your garden will make your property look lived in, and will help dissuade attention from burglars and vandals. You may also consider setting up a motion-sensor light outside your home to do the same job.

But above all, ensure you have a good unoccupied property insurance policy set up before you leave, and a pleasant trip will be all but guaranteed.