Home Insurance Working From Home

There are many instances in which a person may need more than what is offered by a standard policy of home insurance. Working from home on a regular basis is one of these situations.

A person may be working at home but using company equipment or they may be using equipment that they have bough themselves. The outcomes are still likely to be the same: there will be an increased need for, or an importance placed upon contents cover. To find the right home insurance so that you can work from home with the proper cover, compare deals below:

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Rebuild Cost£50,000

40% no claim discount if you have been claim free for five years or more

Smaller discounts apply if you have been claim free for between one and four years. Discount doesn’t apply to home emergency or legal cover options. Minimum premiums apply.

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£1 million£100,000

Over 50s Home Cover - Buildings and contents insurance from £141 a year – 51% of customers who paid annually and took out a new policy between May and July 2015 paid this or even less

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£1,000,000£150,000

Great value 'Defaqto' 5 Star rated cover. £1 million cover if you need to rebuild your home, choose up to £150,000 for your contents cover, 24-hour UK emergency helpline, 12-month guarantee on repairs

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Unlimited£100,000

Up to 20% Online Introductory discount for new customers.

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UnlimitedUnlimited*

Get a quote today and you could save 15% when you buy online. (Discount includes introductory and web discount, first year premium only. Minimum Premiums apply)

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Get quotes from over 65 home insurance brands in minutes, 25% of customers save up to £127.23, compare up to 30 policy features at once

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*There is no total sum insured, but other limits apply including single article and total valuables limits.

** Up to 50% offer includes introductory 25% discount applied to annual home insurance premium and not to additional extras. £30 gift card applies when purchasing new combined cover.

***99% of people who had a buildings and contents quote during May 2012 received a discount of at least 15%.

♦ Not available to customers renewing their existing cover

 ****Discount applies when you buy buildings and contents together. 30% combined and 20% online discount deducted consecutively. Excludes optional covers. Minimum premiums apply. New customers only.

Compare - Latest Home Insurance Deals
ProviderBuildings Max Std CoverContents Max Std CoverFeatures:Get Quotes
Rebuild Cost£50,000

40% no claim discount if you have been claim free for five years or more

Smaller discounts apply if you have been claim free for between one and four years. Discount doesn’t apply to home emergency or legal cover options. Minimum premiums apply.

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£1 million£100,000

Over 50s Home Cover - Buildings and contents insurance from £141 a year – 51% of customers who paid annually and took out a new policy between May and July 2015 paid this or even less

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£1,000,000£150,000

Great value 'Defaqto' 5 Star rated cover. £1 million cover if you need to rebuild your home, choose up to £150,000 for your contents cover, 24-hour UK emergency helpline, 12-month guarantee on repairs

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Unlimited£100,000

Up to 20% Online Introductory discount for new customers.

(See terms and conditions)

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UnlimitedUnlimited*

Get a quote today and you could save 15% when you buy online. (Discount includes introductory and web discount, first year premium only. Minimum Premiums apply)

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VariesVaries

Get quotes from over 65 home insurance brands in minutes, 25% of customers save up to £127.23, compare up to 30 policy features at once

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*There is no total sum insured, but other limits apply including single article and total valuables limits.

** Up to 50% offer includes introductory 25% discount applied to annual home insurance premium and not to additional extras. £30 gift card applies when purchasing new combined cover.

***99% of people who had a buildings and contents quote during May 2012 received a discount of at least 15%.

♦ Not available to customers renewing their existing cover

 ****Discount applies when you buy buildings and contents together. 30% combined and 20% online discount deducted consecutively. Excludes optional covers. Minimum premiums apply. New customers only.

For some providers of home insurance, working from home represents an increased risk of having to make a payout and this will translate into higher premiums. Many companies, however, will allow an individual to extend their contents cover or will offer them a more specific policy.

It is worth noting that many insurance companies are also beginning to provide IT support services, and as the majority of working at home will utilise computers, this could turn out to be a particularly savvy purchase.

There are two types of contents cover home insurance policies for those working at home:

  • Indemnity insurance will provide money fro damaged or stolen items, but will take into account the age of the item and the wear and tear
  • ‘new for old’ will replace damaged or stolen items with new ones

Further important questions to ask while comparing home insurance quotes are:

  • Is there an emergency helpline?
  • Is there a no claims discount?
  • Is there a discount for applying online?
  • What exactly is the level of the cover provided?