New for Old Contents Insurance

Most insurance companies offer new for old contents insurance - which means that if something is lost, stolen or damaged, you can make a claim for the cost of replacing that item with a new one. We've made it easy to find the right contents insurance - see below to check out the latest deals or to get personalised quotes from across the market by filling in one form:

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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.

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.

Get Quotes >
£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

Get Quotes >
£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

Get Quotes >
Unlimited£100,000

Up to 20% Online Introductory discount for new customers.

(See terms and conditions)

Get Quotes >
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)

Get Quotes >
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

Get Quotes >

*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.

There are two types of contents insurance:

  • Indemnity or ‘wear and tear’ is the cheaper of the two policies. Premiums are low because insurance providers deduct certain amounts of money for the general wear and tear to an item when you make a claim. The amount you are paid by the insurance company will reflect the condition of the item.

 

  • The ‘new for old’ contents insurance policy is usually the most popular choice among customers and insurance providers. This cover will ensure that your possessions will be replaced with brand new models should they become damaged, lost or stolen through a non deliberate or accidental act.


Many believe that the’ new for old’ contents insurance cover is better if you are insuring such things as electrical goods and furniture. For example, the majority of furniture suffers some general wear and tear over the years. At a little extra cost you can replace your furniture with brand new items with a ‘new for old’ contents insurance policy.


If you are considering taking out ‘new for old’ contents insurance, make sure that all the items you wish to insure are covered and that you do not end up underinsured by underestimating how much your belongings would cost to replace.


Once you have decided which contents insurance cover you would like to buy, then you can survey a range of companies’ quotes and find the best deals for you.