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    • pineapple
    • By pineapple 8th Jul 17, 1:44 PM
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    Plumbing and drainage insurance 8th Jul 17 at 1:44 PM
    When I moved into this property I was tempted into a plumbing and drainage policy (cheap first year deal) offered by the water company. The following year it was automatic renewal wasn't it. I took my eye off the ball and it went through. This year every penny counts so I'm scrutinising everything including the reminder letter. It will be renewed automatically unless I cancel and it's 220. Does this seem high to anyone else?
    I did have someone out to clear a blocked drain last year. Have no idea what this would normally cost.
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    • csgohan4
    • By csgohan4 9th Jul 17, 7:59 AM
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    why not save the money into a naintainence pot like for your boiler too. Might be cheaper.
    "It is prudent when shopping for something important, not to limit yourself to Pound land"
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    • By pineapple 9th Jul 17, 1:33 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 1:33 PM
    Just a quick update. This policy was on offer for the first year at 1 a month. Can't remember what it was the second year. This year it is 220.
    Today I 'phoned to cancel. They actually offered, if cost was the issue, to reduce the premium to 130. I was so astounded I cancelled anyway - if only because I felt they had been taking the 'p' trying to get 220 out of me.
    Seems it pays to haggle though.
    Last edited by pineapple; 09-07-2017 at 1:45 PM.
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