Why do tenants need contents insurance?
It's easy to underestimate the value of your possessions. Laptops, smartphones and TVs are just some of the items that could cost you thousands of pounds to replace. With Direct Line contents insurance for renters, your possessions will be covered against loss or damage in your home.
Which contents insurance is right for you?
|Loss or damage to contents caused by fire, lightning, smoke, storm or flood||Up to £50,000||Up to £100,000|
We'll cover you for the loss or damage to items that can be taken out of the home. This includes things like leaving your phone in a taxi, losing a camera while on holiday or jewellery falling off.
Spilled a latte on your laptop or dropped your phone on the kitchen floor? Your possessions will be insured against accidental damage while in your home.
It's not your property, but landlords will expect you to pay for any damage you cause. With Tenant's Liability we'll pay towards repairing damage to the landlord's property.
Cash or new replacements
We'll replace your lost or damaged possessions on a new-for-old basis. All customers also have the option of taking a cash payment instead. Items must be stolen or damaged beyond repair and cash is limited to the cost of the replacement to Direct Line. Cover limits apply.
We’ll make sure replacement items are ready to send two hours after approving your claim. Available on all contents insurance polices for Theft claims up to the value of £3000. Jewellery excluded and cover limits apply. Claims lines are open Monday to Friday from 8am-8pm and Saturday from 9am-5pm.
What else is covered by contents insurance for renters?
- Up to £1,000 to replace digital content that you've bought and stored on your home computer, mobile phone or other portable entertainment device that gets lost or damaged as standard. Cover increases to £3,000 with Home Insurance Plus.
- Money in your home up to a value of £500 as standard. Cover increases to £1,000 with Home Insurance Plus.
- If the keys to your home are lost or stolen, we'll pay to replace and fit new locks.