By looking after your neighbour’s house when they are away, you’ll be helping to minimise the risk that they are burgled while away and also avoid them needing to hire a sitter to care for any pets or houseplants while they are away.

Cost-benefit 

This cost-benefit is based on saving the average cost of a household burglary in the UK by discouraging a burglary, plus the saving of the average cost of a house sitter for a week. 

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Look after a neighbour’s house when they are away

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  • Time to complete: 332 hours
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