8 Dec

Property owners urged to consider insurance for Christmas

Property owners urged to consider insurance for Christmas

British homeowners have been warned that the contents of their properties could be at risk over the Christmas period, particularly if they do not have adequate insurance.

According to a survey from M&S Money, 39 per cent of householders keep expensive presents underneath the Christmas tree, despite the increase in domestic burglaries over the festive period.

In addition, the poll discovered that only 20 per cent of people are "very confident" about what is covered under the terms of their home insurance policies.

According to M&S, just 7.5 per cent of available home insurance policies provide unlimited cover for the contents of a home.

"Christmas should be a fun time of the year," said David Wells, head of insurance at M&S.

"By making sure you have adequate home insurance you can enjoy festivities in the knowledge that the contents of your home are protected."

A recent report from Aviva stated that British homes are 22 per cent more likely to be broken into on December 31st than on an average day.

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