Homes alone as Britons stay out
INSURANCE: British householders leave their homes unoccupied for 51 days each year, working out as three hours per day, say Churchill Insurance.
The ‘loneliest homes’ are in Sheffield, where households leave their homes empty for 60 days throughout the year, followed by London, at 58 days. Homeowners in Plymouth leave their houses empty for the least amount of time at 36 days
Martin Scott, head of Churchill home insurance, says: “Protecting your home is essential all year round but the darker nights can provide cover for a home intrusion. We urge people to stay vigilant and protect their properties.”