Home insurance covers you against the cost of repairing or rebuilding your home if it is damaged or destroyed and/or replacing its contents.
For most of us, our home is our most important asset and it is vital to ensure that it is appropriately insured. The rise of one size fits all, cheap home insurance policies has led to many people incorrectly insuring their property and leaving themselves exposed in the event of a claim.
Alan Boswell group has access to many products meaning we can compare cover to ensure you obtain suitable home insurance for your needs.
Alan Boswell Group recognises that no two homes are the same. With friendly and truly independent professional advice we will guide you through the home insurance process.
We can provide expert guidance on buildings and contents valuations, and with access to a wide panel of insurance partners we can ensure you have the right policy tailored to your individual requirements often with delegated authority for claims meaning we can ensure a smooth and quick claims process should a claim occur.
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When obtaining homeowners insurance quotes it is important to compare on a like-for-like basis. Many of the companies that promise cheap home insurance will do so by stripping out covers and applying large excesses and low limits leaving limited cover.
When stating the sum insured for your buildings it should be for the estimated rebuilt cost of the property rather than the market value. Providing a correct sum insured will mean you do not pay inflated premiums.
If there are any change in circumstances for your property (e.g. undertaking renovation or letting out rooms) you should let your insurance provider know as claims may be invalidated if they are unaware. If in doubt, speak to an expert.
There is no legal requirement to purchase Home Insurance, however if there is a mortgage on the property there may be a stipulation from your mortgage company that you must have buildings insurance in place.
No, you will be able to change your existing policy unless there are any adverse risk issues with your new property (e.g. flood area).
Unless the un-occupancy extends over 30 days there is not an issue, even then 60 days un-occupancy is often acceptable, but beyond 60 days would lead to restrictions in cover.
Anything you take with you when you leave the house on a day to day basis or if you are away for an extended period of time. This includes clothing, footwear, personal electronics, jewellery and watches.
Previous insurance documents or any documents relating to the purchase of your property may contain the sum insured. If you cannot access these you can go to a calculator devised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to help with sums insured.
There is no set criteria for high net worth as the definition is extremely subjective. Our insurance experts will advise you on the best products for you based on your circumstances.
No, it’s absolutely free to obtain a quote for your home insurance. We can compare home insurance quotes for you and will suggest the best option for your personal needs.
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In the final part of our ‘Online Journey’ series, we look at the importance of reading the small print when buying insurance online.
Last month we looked at the difficulties associated with filling in online forms in order to get an insurance quote. The danger is that you’ll go down the list, quickly ticking the boxes that come closest to what you think is the case in order to obtain a quote you can base a decision on.