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Five Bedroom Home Insurance

Compare home insurance for a five-bedroom house

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Compare cheap contents insurance from over 55 providers

We’re committed to finding the right cover for you and your home. 

That’s why we compare over 55 of the biggest insurance providers in the country, including:

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151% of consumers could save up to £114.16 a year on buildings and contents insurance. Consumer Intelligence, October 2021.

Do I need buildings insurance for a five-bedroom house or flat?

If you live in a five-bedroom house or if you’re buying one, you’ll need appropriate cover for what is likely to be your biggest financial asset. Buildings insurance covers the structure of your property, so the walls, doors, roof and any permanent fixtures and fittings such as showers and toilets.

If you have a mortgage on your property, your lender will likely insist that buildings insurance is in place when you exchange contracts. This is so they can cover their losses should the building be badly damaged.

It's not compulsory to have buildings insurance if you are mortgage-free and own your home outright, but many owners still do as rebuilding a home after an accident is very expensive.

Does having five bedrooms affect my contents insurance?

Contents insurance protects the possessions you have in your five-bedroom home and includes any items that you would take with you if you moved. If you own five-bedroom house, it’s likely that you have more items to insure, meaning you’re premium will be higher than someone with a smaller house and fewer possessions.

 

 

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What type of policies are available

There are three options when it comes to protecting your belongings:

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    Sum-insured policy

    You decide how much cover you need for your contents buy calculating the replacement value of your contents

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    Unlimited sum-insured policy

    You don’t have to worry about being underinsured because cover is unlimited but the premiums are likely to be high

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    Bedroom-rated policy

    This is where the insurance provider works out the contents cover based on the number of bedrooms you have, based on average figures

There are several factors that affect the cost of home insurance, not just the number of bedrooms. Things like where you live, your previous claims history and how secure your home is will also affect your premium – as will any policy add-ons like legal cover.

What do I need to get a quote?

To get a five-bedroom home insurance quote with us, it’s a good idea to have some basic information to hand, including:

  • Your current home insurance policy documents

  • Details about your property

  • Your homes rebuild value

  • Level of cover you need

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Any room that is used or was originally built to be a bedroom is counted as a bedroom. That means if you have five bedrooms but have turned one of them into an office, it would still count as a five-bedroom house, not a four-bed.

There’s no legal requirement to recognise a bedroom but typically, a bedroom must be able to fit a single bed and have a window. It is however down to the individual insurance provider to say what they consider a bedroom to be.

You’ll need to check exactly what your insurance provider defines as a bedroom in your policy. Make sure you give the right information, otherwise your policy might not pay out if you need to make a claim.

It's vital that you give an accurate estimate of the value of your possessions for your contents insurance. If you underestimate, your possessions may not all be covered when you make a claim. If you overestimate, you’ll be paying higher premiums than you need to.

This may sound hard, but there are ways to make it work. Go through each room in the house and note down what's in it. Then use a mix of receipts for purchases or online prices to come up with an approximate figure of what the total contents would cost to replace.

Insurers will usually specify an upper limit on the value for single items, which is generally set at £1,500. You don’t need to list any items that are worth less than this, but items that you think are worth more, such as art or jewellery, will need to be specifically mentioned.

Additional types of cover are also available if you need them, including: 

  • Personal possessions cover: Covers your belongings when you bring them with you away from home. For example, if you lose your laptop or phone while you were out you could claim on your household contents cover

  • Accidental damage: This pays to repair or replace possessions damaged by accident – for instance if you or a guest knock them over

When looking for buildings and/or contents insurance for your three-bedroom home, it's important to realise that all policies are different. Varying degrees of cover will be offered, so it’s important to shop around to get the best deal for you.

While it can be tempting to go for the cheapest policy, be aware that this could be a false economy and you may end up having to shell out if you don't have comprehensive cover.

Here are some top tips for making sure you get the best deal.

  • Opting for a higher excess can bring down the cost of your premium. Just make sure this is sensible and that you would be able to afford it if you had to put in a claim

  • Make sure your home is properly secured with a burglar alarm and approved locks. It can also help if you join a neighbourhood watch scheme

  • Paying for your insurance annually rather than monthly will be cheaper. It also means you get it out of the way for the year

  • Build up a no-claims discount. Insurers usually reward people who have not made any claims in the past with a cheaper policy premium 

 

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We aim to show you home insurance quotes from as many insurance companies as possible, so that you can find the right policy for you.

Unfortunately, we can’t promise to show quotes from every insurance provider, because not all companies want to be included on comparison websites.

We won’t offer you advice or make a recommendation, but we will provide you with all the information you need to help you decide which is the right policy for you.

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