AA: Get garden insurance!

31 October 2005
British gardens are worth almost £6 billion, yet a quarter of UK gardeners have failed to take out adequate insurance for their expensive outdoor space, says the AA.

Research by AA Insurance revealed British gardens could contain up to £810 million worth of uninsured property.

The insurance provider found that while 23 per cent of people admitted none of their garden property was insured, 19 per cent did not even know if their insurance policy covered their garden.

"The garden is an increasingly central part of our living space, all year round, but we have a worryingly cavalier attitude towards insuring the property outside our homes," said managing director of AA Insurance, Kevin Sinclair.

The AA advises green-fingered Brits to check that their insurance policy covers the garden shed and its contents, since some policies give very little cover for garden outbuildings and equipment.

The insurance provider also warned that insurance policies should be up-to-date in November, a time when fireworks cause significant damage to gardens.


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