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Whatever cover you’re looking for, the easiest way to find the best policy is by comparing home insurance quotes online. You can compare buildings insurance, contents insurance or combined policies in one simple search on MoneySuperMarket.

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Pop in details such as your address, property type, value of contents, rebuilding costs, and you’ll be able to quickly compare home insurance quotes.

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We’ll show you which home insurance quotes are the cheapest along with claims experience, a quality score, home emergency cover, cover level and more.

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Once you’ve found a policy you like, you can call or click through to apply for your home insurance policy directly with the insurer.

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What do I need to run a home insurance quote?

There are two types of home insurance: buildings insurance covers damage to the fabric of your property, including fixtures and fittings, while contents insurance covers your belongings. You can compare home insurance prices for both buildings and contents cover with MoneySuperMarket, so you can protect your home against fire, flooding, storm damage and theft.

When applying for home contents and buildings insurance, you will need the following information:

Details about your property

  • Your address and property type (eg semi-detached or terraced)
  • Number of rooms
  • When your home was built
  • What percentage of the roof is flat (we’ll help you work this out)
  • Number of occupants and when they tend to be home 

Rebuilding cost and value of contents

  • Based on your postcode, we’ll suggest a figure for the cost

Security at your property 

  • What lock types are on the windows and doors at your home?
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Get cheaper home insurance

The average price of combined buildings and contents insurance has been in steady decline for a number of years. MoneySuperMarket data found the average cost of home insurance (combined) in the first 3 months of 2018 was £118 – down on average by £36 compared to the first 3 months of 2013.

The best way to take advantage of falling premiums is to shop around and see if you can find a cheaper policy elsewhere, instead of auto-renewing. Here are our top tips on how to get cheaper home insurance:

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Shop around

You could save up to 40%* when you search for cheaper home insurance with MoneySuperMarket.

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Pay annually

It’s cheaper to for your home insurance annually, rather than monthly, as you won’t pay interest.

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Build your no claims discount

A history of not claiming on home insurance is usually rewarded with a discount on your premiums.

*51% of consumers could save up to 40.20% Consumer Intelligence, April 2018.

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What type of insurance should I get?

Finding the right house insurance policy for your home depends on whether you own or rent a property. If you have a mortgage, your bank or building society will require you to have buildings insurance. If the house is rented, then buildings insurance will be the responsibility of your landlord, but you will need contents cover to protect your possessions. 

You can reduce the cost of home insurance by taking out a combined buildings and contents insurance policy with an insurer that offers a discount if you buy both types from them.

What is the difference between buildings and contents insurance? 

Buildings insurance provides cover for the structural elements of your home, such as the windows or roof, and covers the cost of repairs or rebuilding work.

Contents insurance, however, provides protection for your valuables, such as laptops or TVs, and covers your home contents against loss, theft or damage.

Both types of insurance usually cover loss or damage caused by:

  • Theft or attempted theft

  • Fire, explosion or vandalism

  • Flood or water leakage

  • Storm, lightning or fallen trees

How much buildings insurance cover do I need?

When looking for buildings insurance quotes, you will need cover for the rebuild value of your home rather than the market value. When running a quote, a rebuild amount will be suggested using data from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RCIS).

How much contents insurance cover do I need?

The amount of content cover you need will be based on the total value of your contents within your home. When running a quote, you might find it helpful to work out the value of the contents of each room in turn before adding them together for your grand total. We’ll ask you about the value of expensive single items in your home such as laptops, jewellery, bicycles and items worth more than £1,000, to ensure your possessions are adequately covered.

 

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Unlike some of our competitors, MoneySuperMarket is not owned by an insurance company. So we can offer great value, with savings delivered straight to you.

We combine independence, so we can negotiate the best prices, with excellent technology, to find great value products and services for you. That’s what makes us - in our customers’ opinions - the best price comparison website.

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We aim to show you home insurance quotes from as many insurance companies as possible, so that you can find the right policy for you.

Unfortunately, we can’t promise to show quotes from every insurance provider, because not all companies want to be included on comparison websites.

We won’t offer you advice or make a recommendation, but we will provide you with all the information you need to help you decide which is the right policy for you.

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