Because most insurance policies exclude contents insurance for vacant properties, it is important to get specialist cover that provides sufficient protection for your belongings. Insurers believe that unoccupied properties are more prone to high risk issues including vandalism, theft, fire damage and extreme weather conditions (storms and flooding) and you are therefore deemed to be more likely to make a claim on your insurance.
For those who do not intend to be away from the property for long, some companies may be able to offer temporary cover to insure their contents in the vacant property. This may be an option for you if you plan on returning to the property within a few months. Remember that those companies that do offer contents insurance for vacant properties will probably increase their premium rates.
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