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Does my home insurance cover my bicycle?
Some home policies will cover your bike as standard under your contents insurance, but this will generally be up to a certain amount. Most home policies will require additional cover for insuring your bike away from home. If you are looking for a specific type of cover, it may be worth looking at a specialist insurance policyMark Greening, Gocompare.com head of home services
Smoking in bed can lead to tragedy
Fortunately very few people ever experience the tragedy of a serious house fire, but it is worrying how many people are putting their and others lives at risk by smoking in bed. Fires kill and even minor ones can cause a huge amount of smoke and water damageMark Greening, Gocompare.com head of home services
Could house insurance ruin your home?
Did you know that most house insurance policies will only replace the damaged items in a set, even if you can’t match the undamaged stuff? Some insurers will offer ‘matching pairs and sets’ cover for just a small amount extra a month, just askFelicity Hannah, journalist
Back up your digital photographs
Photographs, whether in an album or on your computer, can't be replaced by insurance if they're lost or destroyed. Cloud services now mean that your photos can be stored away from your home so that - whatever happens to your own hardware - you have a virtual back upMark Greening, Gocompare.com head of home services
Why do I need contents insurance?
Our possessions provide rich pickings for thieves and, given the portable nature of our gadgets, we've now got more to lose, tooMatt Reid, director of ProtectYourBubble
Garden theft a cause for concern
With the average garden insurance claim costing around £620, I would encourage keen gardeners to ensure they have the peace of mind of insuranceRoger Ramsden, chief executive of Saga Services
Have you got enough home insurance for Christmas?
Because of all the presents and visitors with their belongings, almost all insurance companies increase their home contents cover over Christmas. Some raise it by 10%, others by as much as 20%. Check exactly how much cover you have in place and, if necessary, increase itDave Jenkins, journalist
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Get the answers to all your questions on insurance in your home by reading our guides
Our simple-to-use forms will ask for your basic personal details, plus information on the house to be insured and the people living there. Be ready for questions on the approximate age of the property, its distance from water and the types of locks used on external entry points.
Whether you're looking for buildings insurance, contents insurance, or a combined buildings and contents policy, our service makes it easy to find the product that you want for your home, with the latest information from independent financial research and software company Defaqto available to ensure you know exactly what you're getting from your purchase.
Our guides offer more information on key areas of house insurance such as flooding, subsidence risk and weather damage, plus whether you may need extra cover for things such as accidental damage, home emergency, legal expenses or cover outside the home.
There's also plenty to read on specialist areas such as bicycle insurance, flat insurance, garden insurance, flat roofs, thatched roofs and gadget cover, and you can try our top tips to learn how to save even more on property insurance quotes.
Did you know...?
- 67% of consumers may have missed out as they didn't switch home insurers in 2012
- Weather accounts for the largest percentage of house insurance claims in the UK
- Fire is a common cause of home claims. Have you tested your smoke alarm recently?
- A leaking pipe can spill out over 2,000 gallons of water a day if left unnoticed - that's enough to fill 40 bath tubs