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Do Not Panic Buy Your House Insurance

Dec 20, 2007
With the recent claims for flood damage and in some parts of the country, claims for tornado damage, premiums for house insurance are sure to increase. However it is important that consumers are not rushed into panic buying their house insurance and so end up with a poor quality and expensive policy that could be inadequate.

Industry experts have warned that by rushing into buying house insurance individuals could find themselves hundreds of pounds out of pocket if they have not given much thought to their insurance and have not taken the necessary cover. Along with this they could be paying higher premiums than they have to simply because they did not take the time to shop around with a specialist broker for their policy.

A specialist broker will always be able to get a good deal on house insurance providing the individual has give the broker the correct information to work with. A specialist broker can search around the consumer's behalf with the top UK insurers and secure the cheapest premium and best deal. Along with this you should be given the key facts of the policy so you know what you are and are not covered for if you need to claim.

It is always the exclusions in any insurance policy that causes problems and house insurance is no exception. People who panic buy do not only pay through the nose for their cover, but also could find themselves not being able to claim through not reading the small print before buying.

While an online specialist broker will help you to get the best deal on your house insurance the internet can hold many pitfalls when it comes to buying if you do not go with a specialist. By looking around for themselves on direct insurer websites the consumer can get themselves into very deep water especially when they are faced with premiums that seem extremely low. So caught up with low premiums and the need for insurance they forget to check the small print and believe they are covered for such as storm damage, accidental damage and personal contents cover which in some cases is not true.

Consumers would be astonished to learn that the very basic house insurance will probably not cover them for such things as flooding and tornado damage and so the "cheap" cover they bought will in fact cost them thousands in repairs and replacements because they are not covered in their policy. Another pitfall that many fall into when taking out policies that have very low premiums which are "too good to be true" is the amount of excess that they have to pay before they can make a claim.

A specialist broker will be able to find you the cheapest house insurance premiums and that can save a huge amount of time and of course they will have searched the whole of the market place for the cover. However it is down to the individual to take the time to read the small print that comes with any policy they are considering taking out before they actually sign on the bottom line. Cover varied widely as does the premiums and the premiums are not the only thing you should be comparing.
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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