I also needed an answer to this same query. I've been unable to find companies offering short term insurance.
Currently my house is up for sale, and hoping to sell it soon, but nothing is for sure in the current market. Home insurance is about to expire. However, if I take out a year's buildings and contents insurance, then fail to find another property within the year do I lose the whole amount or is it possible to suspend the policy and transfer it to another property at a later date. I just don't want to spend hundreds of pounds on a yearly policy which I may only use for a few months.
Please can anyone recommend a company who may be able to give short term house insurance. Thanks