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Cheap Household Insurance

Apr 25, 2008
When buying home insurance cover, the cost of your quoted is dependent on your personal circumstances and the type of cover you want. You may think that household insurance is costly but there are a number of ways in which you can help to reduce the cost of your policy and find cheap household insurance without having to scrimp on the amount of cover you receive.

One way to help to keep the cost of your home insurance low is by minimising any risk that the insurer will have to pay out for a claim. In order to do this, one of the most effective ways is by increasing the security measures that you have on your house in order to reduce the risk of theft. Events that are covered under the terms of your house insurance will include damage resulting from fire in your home, burglary and natural disasters. If you really do want to decrease the amount you are paying then the easiest way to do this is by minimizing the chances of these occurring. Obviously there is little you can do to protect yourself from natural disasters, however, if you know that the house you are planning to buy is in a flood or subsidence prone area then maybe reconsidering the purchase of the house may be wise since these will bump up the cost of your premium greatly.

One of the most obvious ways is by fitting a house alarm, installing lights that are on a timer so that it looks like there is someone home in the evenings when you are out, joining a neighbourhood watch scheme, and installing outside security lights. Reducing the risk of fire can also really help to reduce costs; you can do this by fitting and then maintaining smoke alarms. Other great tips include increasing the standard excess of your policy as if you are willing to pay more to cover the cost of a claim then you will can greatly reduce the cost of your home insurance.

You will also find that the fewer claims you make or have made then the lower your premium will become. If you have never made a claim then seeing which of the many insurance companies are able to offer you a discount for your no claims could be fantastic.

Perhaps the best advice you can have regarding finding cheap household insurance is to make sure that you do not settle for the first quote you are offered, but that you look around thoroughly first in order to get the best deal that is available for you. By simply accepting the lowest of the quotes you are offered you could be compromising on the level of cover you are receiving.

Another way to cut your home insurance premium might seem a bit drastic but by moving house you could reduce your policy cost if you are struggling to pay for your insurance. By choosing to not live in one of these primes postcode areas you may find the cost of insurance drastically drops.
About the Author
David Thomson is Chief Executive of BestDealInsurance an independent specialist broker dedicated to providing their clients with the best insurance deal on their home insurance, car and life insurance.
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