Contents insurance is not a legal requirement but if you feel that you would not be able to replace your possessions should they be damaged, lost or stolen, then you may want to consider it. It helps to have the protection of contents insurance if you have a lot of sentimental possessions or items that are valuable.
Here are some tips for purchasing over 50s contents insurance that you may want to follow:
- Make a list of each and every item you are looking to insure and give an estimation of what they will cost.
- Think about which cover you would like. The majority of people take out an ‘old for new’ cover which allows them to replace their items with a new version should they become damages or stolen. You can also take out indemnity cover which will replace your damaged object at a reduced fee depending on the level of wear and tear it has.
- Make sure that you do not underestimate the value of you items. Doing so could result in a deduction from your original claim.
If you are looking to take out an over 50s contents insurance policy, then there are many companies that can help. Different contents insurance quotes will vary slightly, so it is important to read the terms and conditions carefully.