Tenants' contents insurance


Protect your personal belongings with tenants' contents insurance

  • Protect possessions against theft and damage - quotes from 78 insurance brands
  • Quotes available for rented properties including self-contained flats, shared flats and houses
  • Use Defaqto product information to help find the right policy


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  • Is tenants' insurance the same as contents insurance?

    The short answer is, yes - home contents insurance and tenants' insurance are essentially the same thing. Tenants don't have to worry about buildings insurance - that's the landlord's job - so in our quote process just select 'contents only' rather than 'buildings' or 'buildings and contents'
    Sean Davies, Gocompare.com
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How can we help you with tenants' insurance today?

You could save money by comparing tenants' quotes from 78 insurance brands in one quick search, with cover available for goods in rented properties including houses, self-contained flats and shared flats.

Although renters are likely to need some specific consideration, tenants' insurance is essentially the same product as home contents insurance and you search for it - and buy it - in much the same way.

In our quotes process you'll see a section asking what sort of insurance cover you require - just tick 'contents only', rather than buildings only, or buildings and contents cover.

Our easy-to-use forms will ask for basic information about you, the property you're seeking contents cover for, and details of any other occupants of the residence.

You'll need to answer questions about the sort of locks on external entry points, the age of the building and its distance from water.

Did you know...?

  • Landlords must give tenants 24 hours notice before inspecting their property
  • All tenant deposits must be put into a tenancy deposit scheme (TDP)

When dealing with the contents itself you'll need to estimate their total value, to choose your voluntary excess level, to decide whether accidental damage cover is required and if you want cover away from home.

You'll be asked whether you have any individual items worth over £1,000 - if so, these will need to be listed and described individually.

Away-from-home insurance can also be arranged selectively on bicycles and/or laptops.

You can find out more about the areas you need to consider in our tenants' insurance guides, where you'll also get the answers to frequently asked questions.

Learn who tenants' insurance is suitable for and how to estimate the value of your contents, with more information on flood risk, excesses, exclusions, cover away from home and bicycle insurance.

There are also money-saving tips on tenants' cover to be read, plus a guide on how to be a tenant and to understanding tenancy deposit protection schemes (TDP).