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What's it for?
It covers the loss of or damage to the contents of your home. This includes your furniture, electrical goods and other items within your home. Some policies cover you for items you take outside, for example cameras, jewellery and briefcases. Different policies offer different levels of cover, but generally you'll be covered against theft and fire, and have the option to insure against damage you may cause by accident. It is always vital that you thoroughly read and understand the full policy terms and conditions.
If not already covered by your contents insurance, you may want to consider travel insurance for loss or damage to your personal belongings whilst travelling. For more information see Travel insurance.
What isn't covered?
Anything beyond the maximum amount your insurer says they will pay, and it may pay a maximum amount on single articles. You'll need to specify the value of the contents. Some companies have limits on the value of any one item under the general policy, so you'll need to specify individual items such as expensive jewellery or camera equipment for example. Your cover may also be affected or cancelled if you leave your home empty for a long period of time, or if you let it out. Damage to the building itself is also not covered; this needs to be covered separately with Buildings insurance – see Buildings insurance.
As with all insurance policies, conditions and exclusions will apply.
Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.
Simmonds Mortgage Services Ltd is an Appointed Representative of Stonebridge Mortgage Solutions Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Registered Office: Simmonds Mortgage Services Ltd, 22b Market Place, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1AP. Registered Company Number: 1152 8784 Registered in England & Wales.
There may be a fee for arranging a Mortgage and the precise amount will depend on your circumstances. This will typically be £399.00 paid once the mortgage offer has been confirmed.
There may be a fee for arranging an Equity Release or Lifetime Mortgage and the precise amount will depend on your circumstances. This will typically be £799.00 and is due on completion of the mortgage.
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