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The Cheapest House Insurance Is Not Generally Offered By The High Street Lender

Feb 2, 2008
Although the majority of homeowners take out their house insurance when they buy their mortgage from the high street bank or lender, this is not the best way to protect your home contents. If you take the time to get several quotes for a policy then you can make substantial savings. However the best way to ensure you get the very cheapest house insurance quotes is to go with a specialist broker.

They can not only save you money on cover but also a great deal of time. A broker will have the means to search with the whole of the market place to find the cheapest premiums. An individual could spend hours or even days trying to get quotes and then comparing them to still not get the cheapest quote. Another big advantage is that a broker can supply information which makes determining how much cover you need easier.

While you do not want to over insure you also have to make sure you are covered for the worst case scenario of having to replace everything in your home. The best way to arrive at a figure on which you can get quotes is to make a full inventory of all your contents. Talk a walk around and jot down everything, this means taking into account the clothes in the wardrobe and items which are hidden away in kitchen cupboards. Very often hidden items are forgotten and these can all add up.

Once you have reached a figure then go online with a specialist home insurance broker and allow them to secure you the best house insurance premiums possible. The added advantage of going with a broker is that all quotes will come with the key facts attached. It is essential when comparing the quotes that you also take the key facts into account too. This is where the terms and conditions of the home insurance policy will be. They will tell you how much the premiums will be each month and what is and is not covered in the policy.

You have to be aware that certain items in your home might not be included in your cover. For example if you have an art collection, expensive jewellery or home office equipment. You should always check in the small print to be sure and if in doubt ask. Certain items might have to be added on with extra cover but of course this will boost up the premiums.

Home insurance should never be pushed along with the mortgage. The cheapest house insurance needs shopping around for and a broker can do this in the shortest time possible. Sadly millions of people in the UK are taking out cover with their mortgage and are paying way too much for their premiums. This could be due to apathy or simply because they are unaware that they are free to shop around. Yet they could be making huge savings each year simply by using a specialist broker who can do it on the legwork on their behalf.
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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