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Which home insurance brands do we work with? 

We compare over 55 of the biggest insurance providers in the country, including:

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How to compare home insurance quotes

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Pop in details such as your address, property type, the value of your possessions and rebuild costs, and you’ll be able to quickly compare home insurance quotes

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We’ll show you which home insurance quotes are the cheapest along with claims experience, a quality score, home emergency cover and cover level

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Once you’ve found a policy that suits your needs, you can call or click through to apply for your home insurance policy directly with the insurer

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How much does home insurance cost?

Buildings

£108 per year*

Buildings insurance covers damage to the structure of your home and permanent fixtures such as bathroom suites and fitted kitchens 

Contents

£67 per year*

Contents insurance protects your possessions and belongings, and usually includes furniture, mobile phones, laptops and clothing

Combined

£146 per year*

Combined home insurance offers cover for both buildings and contents - and can be cheaper than two separate policies

How to get a cheaper insurance quote

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Shop around

Comparing quotes from a range of providers lets you find the best deal at the best price, with the add-ons you need

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Build your no claims discount

Insurers usually offer a no-claims discount if you’ve gone several years without a claim

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Pay annually

Paying an annual lump sum works out cheaper than paying monthly

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Pay more excess

Asking for a higher excess fee tells insurers you’re less likely to claim, so they’ll reward you with a lower premium


How to reduce your home insurance premium even more

Improve your home security

Installing a burglar alarm, secure door and window locks, and a safe will reduce the risk of theft –  especially if you live in a burglary hotspot

Avoid leaving your home empty

Unoccupied homes are at a higher risk of being burgled or damaged by fire or escaped water

Insulate your pipes

When pipes freeze and thaw in cold weather they might burst – insulating them lowers the risk of damage

Install a smoke alarm

Fitting smoke alarms around your home can also lower your insurance premiums

What do you need to get a quote?

Finding affordable home insurance quotes is easier when you compare your options with MoneySuperMarket – just have the following information to hand:

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Details about your home

The type of property, the number of rooms and when it was built

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Information on its occupants

How many people live in the property and when they're usually at home

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Information about your home’s security

Whether you’ve got a burglar alarm and window and door locks

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The rebuild cost of your home

The cost of rebuilding your home from scratch if it were destroyed

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The value of your home’s contents

The estimated cost of replacing your contents if they were destroyed

What are home insurance add-ons?

Insurers offer optional extras, or ‘add-ons’, for those who want to pay for that little bit more protection. They include: 

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Legal protection

This covers you for almost any legal expense that results from owning a home, from conveyancing, inheritance and probate, to disputes with neighbours or tradespeople

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Home emergency

Home insurance protects you against flooding and fire, but an emergency add-on includes callouts or replacement parts if the plumbing or heating breaks down, or if you snap your key off in your lock

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Away-from-home

Standard contents insurance will protect your possessions inside your home, but not always when you’re out and about with your laptop or mobile phone. ‘Away-from-home’ covers damage, theft and loss

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Bicycle

If you’re a serious cyclist, your bike is your pride and joy. This add-on will protect it from theft when you’ve locked it up somewhere sensible, or for repairs if you have an accident

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Accidental damage

Accidents do happen, but they’re not always covered. Accidental damage protects your possessions from everyday mishaps, and will also help out if you make a costly DIY error or break a window

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Gardens

Gardens aren’t always covered under standard home insurance, especially larger spaces. Some insurers will offer to cover any of the following: garden furniture, sheds and outbuildings, garages, and boundaries 

What does my home insurance cover?

Home insurance protects your property’s structure and contents against loss, theft or damage caused by flooding, fire, storms, subsidence and escaped water. This means you’ll be able to claim repair or replacement costs for most of the following, depending on your policy.

  • Furniture, such as sofas, chairs, tables, beds and wardrobes
  • Gadgets, such as mobile phones, tablets, cameras and games consoles
  • Refrigerated or frozen food that spoils if your fridge or freezer stops working
  • Homeware, including kettles toasters, microwaves, pots and pans
  • Vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, games and books
  • Garden contents, like tools, plants, fencing, sheds, pipes, cables and drains
  • Broken windows, doors or locks as a result of theft or vandalism
  • The cost of rebuilding your home

Do I need home insurance?

You aren’t required by law to have either buildings or contents insurance, but it’s always useful to have protection in case something unexpected happens. If you have a mortgage, your lender might insist you take out buildings insurance for the whole mortgage term – but you can find this from other sources too, including price comparison websites such as MoneySuperMarket.

How much cover do I need?

To calculate how much cover you need from your home insurance policy, you’ll need to account for:

  • How much it would cost to rebuild your property from the ground up
  • The total value of your home’s contents, and how much it would cost to replace every item

What extras can I add to my home insurance policy?

Home insurance can come with a range of extra policies, including:

  • Accidental damage: Accidental damage policies cover you against damage resulting from an unintentional one-off accident
  • Legal cover: Legal cover as part of home insurance protects you against any legal costs you might face due to property disputes, personal injury or negligence
  • Home emergency: Home emergency insurance pays out in the event that your home becomes uninhabitable – for example if your boiler breaks down or your power goes out
  • Away-from-home cover: Away-from-home cover insures your contents when you take them out and about
  • Jewellery cover: Jewellery cover is one of several policies you can take out to protect expensive items in your home that might not be covered as standard

 

What home insurance do I need if I’m renting?

If you’re a tenant you’ll only need a contents insurance policy as your landlord should have their own buildings cover in place. Your landlord might also have contents cover, but this will only apply to items they supplied for the property, such as furniture.

Can I get home insurance if I live in a flood-risk area?

It can be difficult to find cover for homes at risk of flooding, and at the very least your premiums are likely to be higher. However a scheme called Flood Re, put together by the government and the insurance industry, is making it easier for people in flood-risk areas to find affordable cover.

What home insurance do I need for a listed building?

Listed buildings are properties of historical or architectural significance, and you’ll often need to take out a specialised listed building policy as many insurers don’t offer standard cover for these buildings.

What home insurance do I need for a non-standard property?

Likewise unusual properties, such as buildings made from non-standard materials, also aren’t usually covered by standard policies – so you’ll need to take out specialised cover.

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