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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.

Is home insurance cheaper for over 60s?

Yes, insurance providers often offer lower prices on home insurance for over 60s because statistics show they are less likely to make a claim – and that when they do, it is usually for a smaller amount than younger claimants.

Coupled with the fact that you qualify for policies from specialist providers such as SAGA, Age UK and Rias, this means you may well be able to pay less for your home insurance than you did a few years ago.

You’ll still pay more if you have a very large home or live in an area with a high crime rate or flood risk, for example, while having lots of previous claims on your record and using your home as a place of business can also push up the cost.

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How much is home insurance for over 60s?

The average cost of a home insurance policy for the over 60s is:

  • £99*

    Buildings

  • £51*

    Contents

  • £125*

    Combined

*Data collected by MoneySuperMarket, accurate as of November 2021

Tips for even cheaper home insurance

  • Improve home security

    Burglar alarms and secure locks can lower your premiums – especially if you’re in a burglary hotspot

  • Avoid an empty home

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

  • Insulate your pipes

    Insulating your pipes reduces the risk of water damage when they freeze and thaw in cold weather

  • Personal accident

    Fitting smoke alarms around your home is essential to keep you safe and it can lower your premium

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We’re here to help you protect the things that matter most

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    Pop in some details about your home and your belongings, and compare quotes in just a few minutes

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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 o replace every item

If you live in a house, you will generally need two types of home insurance:

  • Buildings insurance – which offers financial protection if there is damage to the structure of your home, usually including the fixtures and fittings

  • Contents insurance – which is designed to pay out if your belongings are lost or damaged while inside your home

You can buy these separately or via a combined home insurance policy, which is often the cheapest option if you need both types of cover because insurers tend to offer discounts on their combined policies.  

If you live in a flat – for example in a retirement village – you may only need to take out contents insurance because buildings insurance is already included in the annual service charges.

As with most home insurance policies, you can choose to add a range of extra types of cover to your over 60s policy, although you will usually have to pay an extra premium to do so. 

Popular extras include:

  • Accidental damage cover – includes damage caused by pets or issues such as dry rot

  • Personal belongings cover – covers your possessions, such as your watch or smartphone, outside the home 

  • Home emergency cover – handy if you have a domestic emergency such as your boiler breaking down

  • Legal protection cover – covers the cost of legal representation such you become embroiled in a dispute such as a personal injury case

If you own a caravan, or an expensive bicycle, you may also be able to add cover protecting these items to your home insurance for over 60s policy. Some insurers even offer certain extras, such as home emergency cover, for free when you first take out home insurance for over 60s with them – so when shopping around, it’s worth double checking exactly what is included.

MoneySuperMarket makes it quick and easy to find a great deal on over 60s home insurance by showing you a list of policies that offer the level of cover you need. 

Just tell us a bit about yourself and your home, whether you are looking for buildings insurance, contents cover or combined home insurance, and if you need any extra types of cover, and we will search the market for the best deals for you. Then all you have to do is choose a policy and click through to the provider to confirm your purchase.

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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.

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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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