Making a home insurance claim

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How do I claim on my home insurance?

Ideally you will not have to make a claim on your home insurance policy, however if you do need to please call us as soon as possible on 0344 412 2143.

Our expert claims team are here whenever you need help, regardless of whether it is day or night. The UK based call centre is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are here to make the whole process as simple and quick as possible.

Useful information to have when calling us

Call us
Claims helpline

0344 412 2143

Policy holder

The name of the policy holder

Location
Address

The address of the claim

Policy Number
Policy number

9 characters in length.

Crime Reference
Police crime reference

Only if a crime has been reported.

Frequently asked questions

No, you do not need to make an insurance claim for all incidents, it’s up to you whether you want to claim on your insurance or pay for any damage to your vehicle yourself.

Depending on the level of excess you have on your policy, for some smaller repairs it may be cheaper to pay for the repairs yourself rather than claiming and paying the initial excess cost.

If you’ve had insurance for a number of years without having to make a claim, you may also have built up several years of No Claims Discount (NCD). This could potentially be more valuable for you to keep so that you benefit from the NCD discount on your insurance premium overall.

What happens to your NCD will depend on the type of claim you’re making.

If you’re claiming a non-fault claim where recovery can be made, or for repair work, for example to a chipped windscreen, then it is unlikely to affect your No Claims Discount, you will just be required to pay any relevant excess.

If you’re claiming a fault claim or a non-fault claim where recovery can’t be made your NCD will be affected as shown below:

  • If you have 5 or more years NCD your NCD will reduce to 3 years
  • If you have less than 5 years your NCD will reduce by 2 years

If you have 4 or more years NCD, we may be able to protect it for you for an additional cost. This means that if you make a claim during the year we won’t reduce your NCD unless you are unfortunate enough to make 2 claims over a 3 year period. 

If you find yourself in the unfortunate circumstance where your vehicle has been stolen, call the police and file a police report immediately. You will be provided with a ‘crime reference number’.

Once you have a crime reference number, contact our claims helpline for further support. The following information would be useful to have to hand:

  • Your full name, address and date of birth
  • Your crime reference number

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