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Work out how much cover you need
Think about whether you need a non standard policy
Look for the right policy at the best price
Find a limit that matches your rebuild value, but avoid paying for more cover than you need.
Your cover should be at least equal to the rebuild value of your home. This is how much it would cost to rebuild your home and is not the same as the market value.
A thatched home, be
cause thatched roofs are more prone to fire, and can be expensive to repair.
A property with a flat roof, because they can be more susceptible to damage and give better access to thieves.
A listed property, because they are often hundreds of years old, and can cost more to repair and restore than standard homes.
A high net worth property, because they usually have high rebuild values, and some policies only cover homes with up to six bedrooms. This comparison shows how many bedrooms each insurer can cover.
You can buy buildings insurance on its own, or as part of a combined home insurance policy with contents cover.
Having the right buildings insurance policy in place can cover the costs for you, even if your home needs to be rebuilt from scratch.
If you have a mortgage it will probably be a condition of the loan that you have a buildings insurance policy in place to protect your lender's investment.
Yes, it can also cover any out buildings you own like sheds and garages. It can also cover things like footpaths, driveways and conservatories.
Last updated: 13 October, 2021
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