25 Feb

Holidaying Brits 'should check if cover is valid'

Holidaying Brits 'should check if cover is valid'

Holidaymakers have been urged to see the amount of time they can leave their properties unattended for before the contents cover becomes invalid.

AA stated that different service providers have various terms that change between such firms and also warned consumers to take out adequate measures against theft.

Some firms also attempt to impose new premiums if they are aware people have taken an extended break, commented public relations manager Ian Crowder.

He said: "You are away for a long time - typically over 30 consecutive days - your insurer may want special terms imposed, such as guarantees that the house is being regularly inspected."

In some cases, the insurer may not give any level of cover for people away for an extended period, Mr Crowder observed.

Liverpool Victoria recently stated that 15 million British people are vulnerable to theft because they do not hide valuable items when they go away.

In total, burglary makes up 36 per cent of crime in the UK, the firm added.ADNFCR-1222-ID-18481376-ADNFCR

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