“Your neighbours won’t look out for you!” says home insurance company

How well do you know your neighbours? Would they have your back?

Everybody needs good neighbours… or do they? A third can’t identify them in a line-up

MORE than a third of people admit they would not be able to pick their neighbours out of a line-up, a shocking poll suggests.

Thirty-six per cent of people claim they would not recognise their neighbours in person.

More than half do not know the first name of their neighbour despite often living just metres away.

Source: Daily Star, 14th October 2013

A third of us cannot recognise our neighbours: Poll finds we wouldn’t be able to pick them out in a line-up

More than a third of us cannot recognise our next-door neighbours, according to a new poll. 

It reveals 36 per cent of residents would not be able to pick them out in a line-up or if they met them in the street, despite living just feet away.

Source: Daily Mail, 14th October 2013

People today just don’t care about their neighbours as much as they used to, and just don’t have that community spirit… says, which home insurer?

Despite often living just a few metres away, 51 per cent of people cannot recall the first name of their neighbour and seven in 10 are unaware of their full names, according to the Churchill home insurance survey.

The angle here, if it weren’t clear already, is made more than apparent by company head Martin Scott:

Martin Scott, head of Churchill home insurance, which conducted the survey, said: ‘Relationships have changed because the way we live, work and socialise has evolved.

‘We move homes more frequently, spend a lot less time communicating face-to-face and are more cautious about who we welcome into our homes. 

‘As a result, we know very little about our neighbours as we all get on with our own busy lives.

‘The lack of trust and familiarity does have implications. People may be less willing and less able to watch out for each other.

‘Realising there is a stranger on a neighbour’s property is very difficult if we cannot recognise the person who lives there.’

So, because your neighbours don’t care about your home, buying home insurance is more important than ever.