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Getting Cheap House Insurance

May 28, 2008
Getting cheap house insurance is not always easy. However by understanding what effects a home insurance quote, you will then be able to see what the best rate is for you. Using a specialist broker who can search the market for you is a really good idea. They will be able to search hundreds of companies and bring you some of the lowest quotes based on your individual circumstances. So just what can lower a quote and how can you ensure that you get the cheapest rate possible?

Understanding Cheap House Insurance

Finding cheap house insurance is easier if you know what you are looking for. It also depends upon whether you want buildings insurance, contents insurance or both. If you are looking to take out both building and contents insurance then the cheapest way to do it is to take out a joint policy with the same company. Most companies offer discounts if you use them for more than one type of policy.

The main thing that will affect the cost of your insurance is what you want covering. If you take out contents insurance do you want to cover everything in the home? If you take out cover for every single item that you own then it could add up to quite a lot of money! However, if you choose to only insure your most expensive items then that could lower your quote. It would be a good idea to go through your belongings and see which things would be the hardest to replace if anything were to happen. Generally computers, audio equipment and televisions are the most expensive to replace.

Any extras that you want insuring will also obviously higher your insurance quote. If you just take out basic insurance covering flood, fire and theft damage then your quote will be the lowest on offer. However if you want accidental damage, replacement door locks in the event of lost keys, or insurance in case you need to stay somewhere else whilst repairs are being made then it will cost you extra.

There are other factors that will push your insurance rates up too. If you have made a claim in the past with a different company then that could push your quote right up. There are also loopholes that you need to be aware of with home insurance and one of these includes not paying out for a set period. Usually companies will not pay out any compensation for the first few months of your policy. This is to stop people insuring contents that they know need replacing at the time of the policy.

Generally getting a cheap house insurance quote can be a struggle. However, by using a specialist broker they may be able to help you to find some of the best deals to suit your own individual circumstances. No matter what you are looking for, you should always be ale to find a quote to suit your budget. Just remember that if you want a really cheap house insurance quote, you will have to take out the most basic type of home insurance available.
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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