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Get a quote that could save you at least £264* today!

Based on 69 customer reviews of from the last 12 months

*10% of customers could save at least £264.02 against their previous renewal price (July - September 2014).

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What does home insurance cover?

Home insurance policies fall into two common types - buildings and contents insurance - and you can choose either one or both of these based on your needs.

Buildings cover

If you're a homeowner, then it might be worth considering a buildings insurance policy. Although it's not a legal requirement, some mortgage lenders may insist that you have at least a buildings insurance policy in place.

Buildings cover insures your bricks and mortar against fire, flood and subsidence damage and could include:

  • The building itself (including the roof)
  • Any fitted fixtures
  • Garden sheds
  • Some policies could include boilers as well

Contents cover

If you're a tenant your landlord is usually responsible for insuring the building itself, but not your belongings. Contents cover is generally aimed at tenants, though it's a policy that everyone should consider.

Contents insurance protects your belongings against problems like theft, damage and loss, and it could cover:

  • Your gadgets (laptop, smartphone, TV)
  • Your furniture e.g. bookcases, wardrobes, sofas
  • Clothes and jewellery
  • Family heirlooms and antiques

Not sure how much your belongings are worth? Check out our handy contents calculator before getting a contents insurance quote.

The combined policy covers both buildings and contents and is only suitable for those who own their homes.

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Landlords risk rent loss, repair costs and legal claims. Get the right cover for you...

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Buy to let

Renting out your property comes with its risks. Protect yourself with specialist cover...

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Why should I compare home insurance quotes with

We do our best to make sure that you get our best prices from some of the best brands in the market.

With over a decade of experience in the industry, we want to share our expertise with you so that protecting your home doesn't cost the earth:

What you'll need to get a quote

  • Your property's build date
  • The date your house was bought/when you moved in
  • Which locks and alarms are fitted
  • Details of any claims you've made in the last five years
  • Your house's rebuild cost
  • The total cost of your personal belongings

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David Burke Jul 2014

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Andrea Blake Jul 2014

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John Schreuder Jul 2014

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Margaret McHendry Jul 2014

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Keith Bethwaite Jul 2014

grey avatar silhouette of person Very good and quick to come through. Will buy from you again.

Roy Glover Jul 2014

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Use our handy contents calculator to estimate the value of your contents, and make sure you have the right level of cover.

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