Homeowners have been advised to ensure their garden equipment is covered under their home insurance policy as the season approaches for green fingered garden thieves.
Halifax Home Insurance found that garden theft had increased by 63 per cent last year.
With more Brits in debt because of the recession, figures are expected to increase.
Senior claims manager, Martyn Foulds, of Halifax Home Insurance warned that: "The collective cost of patio furniture, barbecues and children's play equipment can soon add up.”
He advised that Brits “check that their home insurance policy protects against theft from the garden and we'd also recommend making life as difficult as possible for the opportunist garden thief."
(Reproduced from blog.co.uk 31st March 2009)
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