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How to Calculate Your Holiday Home Contents Value

Reading Time: 3 minutes What is contents insurance? A typical contents insurance policy will cover the cost of replacing your possessions following loss or damage due to a variety of events like theft, fire, storms, flooding and water leaks. Cover will vary from policy to policy, so always check the details before taking out the insurance. Contents insurance is optional, but without it, you …

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How to Calculate Buildings Insurance Rebuild Cost

How to Calculate Buildings Insurance Rebuild Cost

Reading Time: 4 minutes Your holiday home is likely to be one of the largest financial investments you will make in your lifetime. Therefore, it is extremely important that the buildings sum insured is accurate so that if it were to be significantly damaged by fire or flood, for example, it will be restored to its former glory. Astonishingly, research shows that as many …

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Malicious & Accidental Damage: Who Picks Up The Bill?

Malicious & Accidental Damage: Who Picks Up The Bill?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Damage from paying guests is a rarity when holiday letting, however, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen – it comes with the territory. For a holiday homeowner, it’s a major concern and frustration when damage occurs as there’s an urgency to undertake urgent repairs before the next guests arrive. Thankfully the majority of incidents will be genuine accidents. But how …

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What you need to know before buying holiday home insurance

What you need to know before buying holiday home insurance

Reading Time: 8 minutes     Do you always choose the cheapest meal in the restaurant? buy the cheapest car and the cheapest clothes? Probably not – so why do people buy insurance based on the cheapest price? Saving a few pounds is no use if that saving is achieved by an array of ‘exclusions’ and limited cover. It’s false economy to buy based …

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What every holiday let owner needs to know about insurance

Reading Time: 3 minutes In recent years there has been a boom in people renting out their homes to make ‘easy’ money. But before you rent out your holiday home, you need to understand the risks and horror stories associated with renting to complete strangers. These examples emphasize the hazards homeowners face when renting out their property: What if guests steal my belongings? What …

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Holiday home insurance myths: True or false?

Holiday home insurance myths: True or false?

Reading Time: 5 minutes You’re likely to have heard some myths about what holiday home insurance covers. But can you separate ‘fact from fiction’ and be confident that you are covered should you need to make a claim? A third of people never fully read their home insurance policy and risk having the wrong insurance. Here we dispel some of the most common insurance …

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