18th January 2018
If you have a second home, it’s likely that its unoccupied throughout certain parts of the year. Many people have a second home and use it for being closer to the family when visiting, or perhaps a getaway destination or holiday home when life calls for a well-deserved break.
Having second home insurance whether your additional property is in the UK or abroad is an absolute must as this will can cover you against theft, damage, fire, flood and an array of other circumstances. Most importantly, it can cover you during the long periods of time where the property is unoccupied.
You can also take some steps to help secure your home whilst away and we’ve put together a brief guide including some tips on protecting your second home.
These are basic security measures that could help protect your second home from potential break-ins. Ultimately each acts a deterrent or prevention tool to stop thieves from breaking in. These will not prevent damage to your home through fire, flood and other environmental factors. Any damage to the property during a break-in can also not be prevented, so having second home insurance is absolutely crucial to prevent hefty bills in the event that something goes wrong.
As well as the basics of home security, there are lots of additional prevention methods you can use to protect an unoccupied home, some of these include:
At Call Wiser, we know that insurance can be somewhat of a minefield, and every member of the Call Wiser team is expertly trained to understand the cover you actually need. We don’t have a one size fits all policy, our second home insurance is designed around your needs to make sure we get you the best cover and of course the best price.
We believe it's better to talk, so call our team today on 0333 003 3270 and we’ll find you the best deal on your insurance. You can also get a quote online or request a callback. However you get in touch, our team are on hand to help.
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