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Buildings and Contents Insurance

When you buy a home, there are two types of cover it’s important to get sorted straight away.

Buildings cover is usually an annual policy that covers the cost of rebuilding or repairing the property if its structure is damaged.

Contents cover is also usually an annual policy that covers the cost of replacing or repairing contents inside (and in some circumstances) outside of the home if they are lost, stolen or damaged.

If you have a mortgage, it’s a legal requirement to have buildings insurance because the lender must have reassurance that if something happens to the property, they can recover their money.

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There are lots of different providers and policies vary in price and what they’ll cover. Generally, the rule of thumb when it comes to working out what is covered by your buildings cover it’s anything that would stay put if you turned the whole house upside down.

Plumbing, windows, walls, ceilings, electrics etc are all typically covered; your fridge freezer, table and chairs on the other hand – not covered.

Buildings insurance comes into its own when your property suffers damage, usually through no fault of your own. The most typical claims on buildings insurance include things such as burst pipes causing flood damage to your property and neighbours’ properties, fire, subsidence causing structural damage, storm damage and flooding.

These events may not occur every day but when they do, the damage caused is usually expensive to fix, running into tens of thousands of pounds in the worse scenarios.

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Contents Insurance

Contents cover is not compulsory but in the event you suffer a burglary, house fire, water damage or you have something stolen from you while out of the house it’s contents insurance you’ll rely on.

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In the same way buildings insurance covers everything that would stay put if you turned the house upside down, contents covers everything that would move. This is particularly important if you suffer a fire as if you had no contents insurance and only buildings cover, the latter would rebuild the property but you would have no possessions to put inside it and no payout for those that you lost.

Many people choose to take contents cover for slightly less than the full value of their possessions but this means that should you need to claim for everything, when you reached your policy limit, that’s all you’ll be entitled to.

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Most things are covered on a generic contents policy, although if you have individual items worth £5,000 or more – a watch or painting for example – then these may have to be named on the policy specifically.

For help finding the right buildings and contents insurance for you, speak to one of our advisers now.

Find Out Current Best Rates

Property Value
£
Mortgage Amount
£
Reason for Mortgage
Mortgage Type
LenderInitial RateTypeForThenAPR*ERC*Fee
Platform Intermediary 2 Year Fixed £1499 Fee £250 Cashback CTS0.79%FixedDec-20234.34%3.8%31-Dec-2023 £1499
Platform Intermediary 2 Year Fixed £999 Fee £250 Cashback CTS0.84%FixedDec-20234.34%3.8%31-Dec-2023 £999
Barclays Bank 2 Year Tracker £999 Fee Purchase No ERC BWO0.85%Tracker2 years3.59%3.3% £999
Barclays Bank 2 Year Fixed £999 Fee Purchase BWO0.86%FixedNov-20233.59%3.2%30-Nov-2023 £999
Progressive BS 2 Year Fixed £995 Fee Purchase BPG0.89%Fixed2 years4.35%3.96%2 years £995
Nationwide BS 3 Year Fixed £999 Fee Purchase BNW0.89%Fixed3 years3.59%2.9%3 years £999
Nationwide BS RETENTION 3 Year Fixed £999 Fee Existing Borrowers BNW0.89%Fixed3 years3.59%2.9%3 years £999
Santander UK Plc 2 Year Fixed £999 Fee Purchase Cashback (Scottish) CAN0.89%FixedJan-20243.35%2.9%02-Jan-2024 £999
Santander UK Plc 2 Year Fixed £999 Fee Purchase Cashback CAN0.89%FixedJan-20243.35%2.9%02-Jan-2024 £999
Santander UK Plc 2 Year Fixed £999 Fee Porting Cashback (Scottish) CAN0.89%FixedJan-20243.35%2.9%02-Jan-2024 £999
Mortgage product availability is subject to status and availability. Although great care is taken to ensure that product details are as accurate as possible no liability can be accepted for errors or omissions.
*APR = Annual Percentage Rate *ERC = Early Repayment Charge
*These figures are only illustrative. An assessment of your needs will be confirmed before a recommendation can be made. A Key Facts Illustration, which is personal to your circumstances, will be provided if a recommendation for a mortgage product is made.

Best Discounted Rates

LenderRateType
Progressive BS 2 Year Discount No Fee Purchase BPG0.99%
then 4.35
(variable)
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Furness BS 2 Year Discount £1499 Fee Cashback BFU1.19%
then 5.14
(variable)
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Furness BS 2 Year Discount £999 Fee Cashback BFU1.29%
then 5.14
(variable)
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Best 5 Year Fixed Rates

LenderRateType
Platform Intermediary 2 Year Fixed £1499 Fee £250 Cashback CTS0.79%
then 4.34
(variable)
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Platform Intermediary 2 Year Fixed £999 Fee £250 Cashback CTS0.84%
then 4.34
(variable)
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HSBC RETENTION Direct 2 Year Fixed £999 Fee Standard HSB0.84%
then 3.54
(variable)
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