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A guide to home insurance excess costs

If you make a claim on a home insurance policy – whether it’s your buildings or contents cover – your insurer makes a deduction from the total, and does not pay out the full amount.

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A guide to patio door locks

If you’re looking to save money on your home insurance, it’s a good idea to get the right locks fitted.

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Adding a bicycle to your home insurance

Most of us take good care of our homes. But as Elvis Costello sang in his classic ode to the importance of home insurance: "accidents will happen".

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Building a new kitchen - how to add value

Want to add value to your property? The kitchen is a great place to start. Read our handy pointers.

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Common DIY tasks - home improvement made easy

Some basic DIY jobs can be completed in less than an hour, and the results are satisfying. Here are six simple jobs to get you started.

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Convictions Insurance

Recent rises in the cost of home insurance are bad enough. But if you have a criminal record...

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Crime hotspots

One of the factors which has the biggest influence on the cost of home insurance is where you live...

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Excess explained: compulsory vs. voluntary

If you make a claim on a home insurance policy – whether it’s your buildings or contents cover – your insurer makes a deduction from the total, and does not pay out the full amount.

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Flood damage and your home policy

While the arguments rage over whether Britain is getting warmer, it certainly appears to be getting wetter. Storms and heavy rains have given thousands of homeowners the sinking feeling that comes with seeing your home fill with water.

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Flood protection and defence

Flooding can cause serious damage to our homes, infrastructure and livelihoods, so it helps to be prepared and to minimise the damage as much as you can.

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Gadget insurance

Most of us take good care of our homes. But as Elvis Costello sang in his classic ode to the importance of home insurance: "accidents will happen".

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Guide to contents insurance

Contents insurance is optional. Nobody, other than yourself, is at risk of loss should a burglar take a fancy to your stuff, or should a cigarette send your belongings up in smoke.

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Holiday home insurance

Finding insurance for a second home isn’t as easy as you think. You can’t just ring up whoever...

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Home emergency cover

Insurers usually offer home emergency cover as an optional extra on their contents policies – you will either be charged extra on your standard annual premium, or pay a monthly subscription fee.

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Home extensions - what procedures should be followed?

Want to extend your property? Find out all the hoops you have to jump through here, and avoid any nasty surprises.

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Home insurance - buildings insurance

Buildings insurance covers the structure, fixtures and fittings of your home, e.g. roof, walls, ceilings, floors, doors and windows, fitted kitchens, built-in cupboards and bathroom suites.

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Home insurance accidental damage explained

Most of us take good care of our homes. But as Elvis Costello sang in his classic ode to the importance of home insurance: "accidents will happen".

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Home insurance basics

Your home is your castle and everything within it your crown jewels, but since you probably don’t have a troop of beefeaters to stand guard, it’s a good idea to opt for some home insurance.

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Home insurance for home based workers

Working from home – it’s peaceful, productive and free of responsibility… or is it? If you work from home, you’re responsible for making sure any home office equipment is safe and secure.

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Home insurance policy types

There are two types of home insurance: buildings insurance and contents insurance...

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Home insurance rebuild costs

When you apply for buildings insurance for your home, the price of cover depends on how much your property would cost to be completely rebuilt in the very unlikely event it was completely destroyed.

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Household appliance warranty

If you’re buying an electronic item or household appliance on the high street, you can guess what happens when you reach the till.

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How much home insurance cover do I need?

When assessing how much building insurance you require, be aware that you only need to insure the cost of rebuilding your home and not its market value.

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How to calculate the rebuild cost of your home

When taking out buildings insurance you will be asked for your home’s rebuild cost, and this amount will decide how much you need to insure the property for.

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How to calculate your home contents

When you take out home contents insurance, you will be asked how much cover you want.

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How to cancel your policy

There are several reasons why you might want to cancel your household insurance policy. Maybe you’ve only just taken out the policy, and have had second thoughts.

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How to change your home insurance policy

Most people set up their home insurance policy, then forget about it. They might remember it once a year at renewal, and if they’re sensible, they will then shop around for a cheaper quote.

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How to claim on your home insurance policy

You only find out just how good your home insurance is when you make a claim. That’s when you discover whether your insurer really is as helpful as they said when you took out the policy.

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How to reduce your premiums

If you want to reduce your home insurance premiums – and who doesn’t – here are some tips that could save you money on your next quote.

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How your home insurance is calculated

You won’t find out how much (or how little) you could be able to pay for home insurance until you use a price-comparison service to check the best quotes.

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Insurance for flats

If you own a house, insuring it is pretty simple. You need buildings insurance to cover the bricks and mortar...

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Landlords insurance

If you’re considering renting out a property you own, think carefully about what insurance you will need...

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Legal expenses cover explained

Legal expenses cover is an optional extra when you come to buy home insurance. So what does it offer?

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Lock types explained

If you’re looking to save money on your home insurance, it’s a good idea to get the right locks fitted.

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Moving house checklist from Confused.com

Moving home needn’t be one of life’s most stressful events with Confused.com’s helpful checklist, which guides you step-by-step in the run up to the big day.

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New-build home insurance

There are few things more exciting than moving into a brand-new home...

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No-claims discount

Most people know they can save hundreds of pounds a year on their motor insurance by building...

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Protecting yourself with property insurance

Your home is probably the biggest investment you’ll ever make. So it makes sense to protect it against problems...

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Read your home insurance small print

The best way to avoid accidentally invalidating a claim is to familiarise yourself with the small print.

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Saving money with a burglar alarm

If you’re looking to save money on your home insurance, it’s a good idea to get the right level of security on your property.

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Specialist home insurance

Every home is different, but some homes are more different than others. If you choose to live in a quirky, characterful property rather than a typical two-up two-down, you might have difficulty getting standard home insurance.

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Student contents insurance

Student contents insurance protects your gear against theft, loss and damage, to allow you to concentrate on your studies (and having fun).

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Subsidence insurance

Find out what causes subsidence, how you can spot it and how to minimise the damage. Read more >>
 
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Temporary home insurance

There’s no place like home, but it isn’t possible to be there all the time. Sometimes you have to leave it standing empty for lengthy periods.

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Tenants insurance

If you live in a rented property, you don’t have to worry about insuring the bricks and mortar. That’s the job of the landlord...

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Types of home insurance

There are two types of home insurance: buildings insurance and contents insurance. These policies protect you against very different things, and many homeowners will need to take out both types of cover.

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