According to the 2011 Census:
- Over 2.3m people in England and Wales have a second home
- More than 1.5m of these are UK based
As a second home owner, you'll know that you can't always be there to protect your property, but just because it's a second home, doesn't mean it should be second best when it comes to insurance.
At Confused.com, we like to use our insurance expertise to help and inform you with our research, guides and articles, which we hope you find useful.
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