If you are heading off on your holidays this summer, home contents insurance is likely to be the last thing on your mind. The lure of sun, sea sand and pure relaxation is so overwhelming that it is easy to forget about your life and home whilst away.
But according to research, failing to use basic security measures in your home could result in your risk of burglary increasing tenfold. Coming home to find you’ve been broken into is not the kind of welcome home anyone wants to receive.
Nick Starling, ABI director of general insurance, said
Having adequate home insurance protection for when your home is unoccupied is a must.
Length of absence only becomes a significant factor in buying a policy if your home is likely to be empty for a prolonged period.
What is of more importance is you heed any conditions the policy sets out on issues such as security to ensure you don’t invalidate any potential claim.
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