Our guides give you the facts so you can make an informed choice when you compare home insurance policies and providers.
Learn the basics to ensure that you make an informed choice when buying a policy.
Accidental damage cover can be vital to a claim, but it's not included on all policies as standard.
Alternative accommodation cover should be considered by homeowners, tenants, landlords and holiday home owners.
Allowing your existing provider to auto-renew your home insurance is one of the most common mistakes made by customers seeking cost-effective cover.
Should you insure your bike on a home policy or buy dedicated bicycle insurance?
Buildings and contents insurance is a combined policy option for home insurance.
A stand-alone buildings insurance policy offers cover for your property's structure and its permanent fittings and fixtures, but not the contents.
Learn how and why arranging home insurance for a bungalow, chalet or dormer bungalow may differ from sorting out cover for a multi-storey property.
Frozen and burst pipes are a major source of home insurance claims, but cover varies enormously from policy to policy. Find out more...
A stand-alone contents insurance policy offers protection for your personal items that are not fixed to your home, but not for the property's structure, nor its permanent fixtures and fittings.
Christmas and its aftermath means more home insurance risks, so ensure you stay safe and have appropriate cover over the festive period and beyond.
Find out more about how crime in your local area affects your home insurance and how you can protect your house and belongings from burglary and theft.
If you download music, games, films, books and more, do you know whether your digital belongings are covered by your home insurance policy?
Whether it's a working farmhouse or rural retreat, arranging home insurance for your country dwelling may need some extra thought.
Fire is one of the biggest home insurance risks so ensure you have the right cover.
If you own or rent a flat, then what kind of home insurance do you need - and how can you keep the cost down? Read on to find out...
If your house has a flat roof, or even if some of its roof is flat, it can complicate insurance arrangements...
Find out about flood risk and how it may affect your application, premium and claims. Learn what to do to limit flood risk and damage,what to expect if you're returning to a property hit by a flood and find out how Flood Re could provide more affordable insurance for flood-affected properties.
Cover for the food in your freezer is available on many home insurance policies, either as a standard feature or optional add-on. Find out more...
Get the answers to FAQs on property insurance policies.
Do you need dedicated gadget insurance to protect your valuables, or does your house insurance offer sufficient cover? Find out more with our guide.
Does your policy cover the items you have in your garden, shed or garage? Get the lowdown with our guide, or read our dedicated page on shed insurance.
Learn the basics of holiday home insurance including details of buildings and contents cover, and of specific considerations with vacation properties.
Buying home emergency insurance cover can offer valuable peace of mind against things like heating, plumbing and electrical problems - but are the policies worth the price?
If you've made any home improvements or are planning to do so, have you considered the possible impacts on your house insurance?
Compare quotes from insurers who provide cover for people with a criminal conviction and learn what you need to declare.
What measures can you take to improve the security of your home, and how may they impact on the price of your insurance?
Insurance companies use risk-based pricing to determine premiums - learn the factors involved.
Don't make the mistake of under-insuring your home and contents, or you might have problems if you need to make a claim.
You'll need to estimate your home's rebuild cost if you want to take out buildings insurance - to make this estimate you can use a rebuild calculator or consult a chartered surveyor. Remember that this will be a different figure to your property's market value.
Stumped when your home insurer asks you to estimate the value of your contents? There's no need to be - here's the simple way to make the calculation and get the cover you need.
If you need to make a home insurance claim, it can be hard to know where to start. Read our guide to find out what to do if you're burgled or your property is damaged.
If you're going to a festival, do you have a policy that adequately covers your valuables?
Protect watches, engagement rings, wedding rings and other precious jewellery and valuables from loss or theft with the right insurance cover.
If you're self-employed or work from your house you need to think about home insurance cover and whether you also need business insurance.
Moving home is a stressful experience, so relieve some of the pressure by making sure your home contents is covered during the move.
If your property is built with non-standard materials, it may be harder to get the right home insurance. Find out about timber-framed building insurance, thatched roof insurance and cover for other unconventional homes.
Find out more about the different ways you can invalidate your home insurance and how to avoid losing out in the event of a burglary or accident.
Do you need to include legal expenses cover when you take out a policy? Take a look at our guide before deciding.
Finding the right home insurance for a listed building may prove more difficult than with a standard property, but comparing quotes and shopping around could get you the deal you need.
What type of locks and standard of security does your house have? Should you improve your home security in order to lower the price of your home insurance?
If one item in a matching set was damaged, would your policy replace the entire set?
Insurance could protect your mobile phone from damage, theft and loss, but consider all the cover options and beware of exclusions and excessive premiums.
Joining a Neighbourhood Watch scheme helps protects your community and could reduce the cost of your home insurance. Find out more...
Do you need to add personal possessions cover away from home to your policy? Find out more with our guide.
Learn what causes subsidence, what may prevent it, the danger signs to look out for and how insurers deal with subsidence risk and claims.
Although renters are likely to need some specific consideration, tenants' insurance is essentially the same product as home contents insurance. Find out more about being a tenant and tenancy deposit protection schemes.
Advice on how to save on your premiums.
Ensuring you have trace and access cover on your home insurance could be invaluable if you need to find and repair a leaking pipe.
Home insurers may ask about trees and vegetation due to issues like subsidence, heave, third-party liability and falling trees and branches. Find out more...
Learn more about the basics of unoccupied property insurance, including when you need it, why it can be useful and possible exclusions.
Could a telematics-style, usage-based insurance model make an impact on the UK home insurance market?
Distinctions between weather damage, storm damage, accidental damage and the like can be crucial - read our guide to find out more, and learn how to prepare for a storm.
Boat insurance is likely to be needed for most sea, river and canal vessels, whether you use the boat as a home or for leisure. Find out more about the options.
Find out all about the Claims and Underwriting Exchange database (Cue) and how it could impact on your search for home insurance.
Chancel repair liability can impact you significantly if you're buying, inheriting or moving into an affected property, but it's something that can be insured against.
Mistakes in insurance applications could lead to a policy being refused, cancelled or made void - did you know that such errors could stay with you for life?
If you have two or more insurance policies that cover the same thing, so-called contribution clauses could complicate claims and lead to you paying more than you need.
What are the financial and domestic realities of living in shared accommodation? Find out if you can make it less fraught and more fun. Also, check out our guide to 'flying the nest' and living independently for the first time.
The popularity of golf is reflected in the size of the golf insurance market, but before paying for such cover consider the protection you may have from other sources.
Find out more about taking out extending warranty cover on your home’s brown- and white-label goods.
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What is Insurance Premium Tax? Find out more about IPT and how it impacts on prices.
If you're leaving a property vacant you need to think about preparations including insurance, security and structural integrity.
Wedding insurance protects you while planning one of the most important days of your life. Find out about cover for bad weather, supplier failure and illness - but not for cold feet...