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If you’re shopping around for home insurance whether its for the first time or you’re renewing your home insurance, use this Home Insurance Checklist’ as a quick reminder on what you should consider before choosing a provider and you can use a online marketplace to help you such as Money SuperMarket in the UK.

For contents home insurance (apartments/flats and houses):

  • Look at the specified amount or limit of contents cover protection
  • Have you got everything valued accurately?
  • Are your antiques or valuables covered, or do you need to take out separate cover for these? It may work out cheaper to get them insured separately with a specialist contents insurance provider.
  • Do you have children or animals? It could be worth adding accidental damage to your policy
  • Do you live in a high crime area?
  • How far outside of your home are your items covered for?
  • Does the policy cover your items when you are abroad?
  • Remember, when it comes to finding a buildings or contents policy for your needs, always give accurate and appropriate information. That’s because when it comes to making a claim, honesty is always the best policy

For buildings home insurance (houses):

  • Look at the specified amount or limit for buildings cover protection.
  • How much will it cost to rebuild your home? Not just the resale value as this may differ wildly.
  • Does the policy cover accommodation for you, should your home become uninhabitable?
  • Does it cover outside buildings?
  • If you are in a high-risk flood area, are you covered?
  • In addition to the overall structure of your property, what permanent fixtures and fittings are covered, if any?
  • Do you live in a high crime area?
  • What about the style of your house? Do you have any unusual features? Or is your property a listed building?

Your home insurance claim may be deemed null and void if you:

  • Provide false information.
  • Have a lack of general maintenance on your policy.
  • Fail to carry out repair work on previous claims.

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Checklistables.com Co-Founder Joanna Miller

2 comments

  1. What an exceptional checklist, will definitely bookmark this page, that way I can always check the list if I decide to get insured elsewhere… Thanks 🙂

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