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Contents insurance for tenants

Cover while you’re renting

Renting a property? Our contents insurance will cover the cost of replacing your belongings if they’re stolen, destroyed or damaged while they’re in your home or garden.

Do you need contents insurance as a tenant?

If you rent your home, you don’t need to worry about insuring the building or its fixtures – that’s usually your landlord’s responsibility. But it’s a good idea to make sure that anything you own is covered against theft and vandalism, as well as fire or water damage. You can also add cover to protect against things you might damage accidentally.

Why get contents insurance for tenants with us?

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Pay for what you need

We’ve got a range of cover that works for you. There’s contents insurance, starter contents or separate specialised cover so you can pay for what you need. If your needs change, you can adjust your cover without paying an admin fee.

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Pay monthly

Spread your payments over 12 months without paying any extra costs.

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You’re in safe hands

Our UK-based claims team is available all day, every day, throughout the year. Last year we paid 96.5% of submitted1 claims between July 2018 and June 2019 for contents cover only.

Ready to get cover?

If you need more than £15,000 cover, our contents insurance could be for you

What’s covered

Unlimited cover2
Matching items – we’ll replace the whole set if we can’t replace individual items
Replacement of external door locks and up to £1,000 to cover lost or stolen keys
Alternative accommodation – up to £10,000 if you can’t live in your home because of damage
Tenant liability – up to £10,000

What’s not covered

Damage from wear and tear, electrical and mechanical breakdown, or gradual deterioration
Wet or dry rot
Storm damage to fences, gates and hedges

Optional extras

Accidental damage cover isn’t included but you can add it as an extra. If you want to protect your belongings when you’re away from home, add personal items or bike and sports equipment cover.

It’s important that you understand exactly what is and isn’t covered by contents insurance. The examples we’ve shown above are only intended as a guide – full details are in the policy document.

Get contents insurance

How it works

Step 1: Get a quote

Answer a few questions about you and your home and we’ll give you a quote that’s individual to you.

Step 2: Personalise your cover

From bikes to gadgets, you can tailor your cover so that you only pay for what you need. Simply add specialised cover when you get your quote.

Step 3: Buy your policy

You can start your cover immediately or choose the policy start date you want within the next 30 days.

Step 4: Manage your policy or make a claim

If you need to manage your policy or make a claim, you can do it online quickly and easily. If you need to speak to us urgently or you’d prefer to speak to someone, our UK-based claims team is available all day, every day.

If you need up to £15,000 cover, our starter contents insurance could be for you

What’s covered

Cover ranging between £2,000 and £15,000
Replacement of external door locks – up to £1,000 cover if keys are lost or stolen
Tenant liability – up to £10,000

What’s not covered

Damage from wear and tear, electrical and mechanical breakdown, or gradual deterioration
Wet or dry rot
Certain damage – such as from burst pipes – when your home is unoccupied for more than the number of days stated on your policy

 

It’s important that you understand exactly what is and isn’t covered by contents insurance. The examples we’ve show above are only intended as a guide – full details are in the policy document.

Get starter contents insurance

Separate cover

You can insure a range of individual items without the need for contents or starter contents cover. Simply choose which cover is right for you.

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Bike cover

Insure your most expensive bike and we’ll automatically cover all the other bikes in your home up to the same value – wherever you take them.

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Personal items

Keep items you usually have on you, like jewellery, watches, books and cash, covered against loss, theft or damage anywhere in the world.

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Sports equipment cover

Make sure your sports equipment and specialised clothing are protected against loss, theft or damage anywhere in the world.