If you’re going away for a prolonged period of time, whether it’s for a month-long holiday or a prolonged business trip, it’s important that you do all you can to keep your home safe while it lies vacant.

A key sign to burglars that a house is empty is post building up on the mat inside the property. But there’s a really easy way you can avoid this, by making good use of Royal Mail’s Keepsafe service.

This is a completely secure service that will only take you a matter of days to set up online, meaning you’re able to store your mail safely with the company for up to 66 days for a cost of £45.30 This will help to stop mail from being intercepted, which can result in identity fraud if you’re not careful.

Once you’re back, just get in touch with the Keepsafe service and they’ll forward on all letters and parcels – perfect for peace of mind.

If something requires a signature while you’re away, a card will be included with the post to let you know that something that needs to be signed for has arrived. But remember that if you’re away for 18 days after the signature is required, the item will be returned to the sender.

And you should also bear in mind that mail from other couriers or delivery services can’t be controlled by Royal Mail, including Parcelforce. This means that some items like council tax statements, bills and bank statements may still be posted through the door.

For further information on home control in Buckinghamshire, get in touch with the Noble Recon team today.