Buildings & Contents

If you are buying a home using a mortgage, your lender will insist that you have sufficient buildings insurance in place to cover the cost of rebuilding the property in case it burns down or subsides.

Contents insurance is not compulsory but is highly recommended.

Click here for more information on buildings insurance.

Click here for more information on contents insurance.

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Government agrees flood insurance deal

A fund is to be set up to keep flood insurance cover affordable for high-risk homeowners.

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Homeowners unprepared for Winter damage

Less than half (48.7%) of homeowners plan to ensure their property is adequately prepared for the forecast cold snap.

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Britons need to seriously review their finances and prioritise neglected protection, Bright Grey has urged.

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Households are being advised to be extra vigilant over the coming months as thieves using the cover of darkness will target thousands of homes across the UK.

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Mortgage insurance top tips

Many people end up paying too much for insurance or getting the wrong type of cover. For the right insurance for your circumstances, at the right price, simply follow our expert advice.

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Contents insurance

Contents insurance is often sold alongside buildings insurance.

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Building insurance

No lender will agree to give you a mortgage without building insurance.

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Mortgage insurance

When you take out a mortgage, there are a number of products such as life insurance, home insurance and MPPI which you ought to arrange.

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