151% of consumers could save up to £114.16 a year on buildings and contents insurance. Consumer Intelligence, October 2021.
*Data collected by MoneySuperMarket, accurate as of November 2021
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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 to replace every item
It's vital to accurately estimate the cover you need and not risk being under-insured, particularly if you have valuable possessions. Most insurance policies will insure single items up to a value of £1500 but possessions of greater value will need to be declared. If you have valuable items such as art or jewellery it's vital that you disclose them, as you may benefit from a more specialist insurance product. Additionally, there may well be specific conditions relating to how you safeguard your valuables, such as by keeping them in a safe.
If you live in and own your home, 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 rental property – 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 80s policy, although you will usually have to pay an extra premium to do so.
Popular extras include:
Accidental damage cover: This includes damage caused by pets or issues such as dry rot
Legal protection cover: This covers the cost of legal representation such you become embroiled in a dispute such as a personal injury case
Home emergency cover: No – no more ringing around for out of hours contractors when home emergencies happen, you’ll be given one number to call to sort out your problem
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