Home insurance is there to protect your property and its contents from everything life throws your way, and you’ll want to find the best policy for the right price. We’ve highlighted the key benefits of esure’s cover, as well as the background of this well-known insurer.
esure home insurance
Discount for buying buildings and contents together
5-star rating from Defaqto
New-for-old contents replacement
Free home emergency cover and free family legal protection in your first year when you buy combined buildings and contents insurance
esure is an online and phone-based insurance company established in 2000 by UK businessman Sir Peter Wood, who also founded Direct Line insurance in 1985. Originally launched to provide home and car insurance, esure now also offers travel insurance.
The company aims to offer highly rated car and home insurance at a low cost, with great customer service through its call centres and live chat. esure has over 2 million customers, of whom 300,000 have home insurance.
Who underwrites esure’s home insurance?
esure home insurance policies are underwritten by esure Insurance Ltd.
More details can be found in the esure legal section on its website.
What does esure’s home insurance cover?
esure’s home contents and/or building policies offer cover for your home against certain risks. These include:
Theft or attempted theft
Falling trees or branches
Subsidence or heave or landslip
Breakage or collapse of TV and radio aerials, masts and satellite dishes
Escape of water/burst pipes
Escape of oil
Impact by a vehicle or animal
Aircraft and other airborne devices or articles dropped from them
Riot, civil commotion, labour and political disturbances, vandalism and acts of malicious people
Full details are on the esure website, but we’ve highlighted some of the key benefits below.
What benefits do I get with an esure home insurance policy?
Here are some of the key benefits:
24-hour domestic claims service. You can contact the claims line 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
24-hour legal advice line. You can seek advice about any legal problem that arises within the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man.
New-for-old contents cover. You can have anything covered under contents insurance that’s lost or damaged replaced with a brand new equivalent.
Special events contents cover. esure will increase your contents cover up to 15% before and after special events such as weddings, religious festivals and births.
Nursing home cover. This protects any contents that are lost or damaged after being removed by you from a locked room in a nursing home.
What optional extras can I get with esure home insurance?
Family legal protection. Access to lawyers for legal issues such as employment, contract or school admission disputes; personal injuries, property protection; tax, jury service and court attendance. (Free for the first year if you buy combined buildings and contents insurance.)
Home emergency cover. This providers repair for an emergency within the home, including boiler or heating system; drainage or security. (Free for the first year if you buy combined buildings and contents insurance.)
Personal possessions cover. Cover for accidental loss, damage and theft of your personal possessions while they are temporarily removed from your home and for up to 60 consecutive days in the rest of the world.
Pest cover. This extension will cover the cost of callout and extermination fees if you suffer from a pest infestation.
Annual travel insurance. You can be covered for unlimited number of worldwide trips per year, for up to a maximum of 45 days per trip.
What will my excess be?
An excess is the amount that you are required to contribute towards a claim. There is a standard policy excess, plus you can choose the level of your voluntary excess (the higher it is, the lower your premiums are likely to be but you’ll have to pay more in the event of a claim).
esure’s policy booklet says a further excess for subsidence or escape of water may apply alongside the standard or voluntary excess. Full details are in the policy schedule.
What is the esure claims process?
All the helplines listed here are open around the clock, every day.
To make a claim, call the claims helpline on 0345 601 7072; esure will confirm whether your policy covers for you for the incident. Ensure you have your policy details to hand when you call.
To contact the legal advice line, call 0345 601 7070.
If you have home emergency cover, you can call 0345 601 7624.
To make a claim on your family legal protection policy, call 0345 601 7070.
To make a claim on your pest cover policy, you can call 0345 601 7073.
Frequently asked questions
Yes. You can cancel during the 14 day cooling-off period following your policy start date. You will get a full refund (minus an admin fee) as long as there hasn’t been an incident or claim in the policy year.
Yes, if you pay your premium via direct debit or a credit/debit card and you have given esure ‘continuous payment authority’. If you want to change your payment method or decline renewal, you need to contact esure at least 4 days before your renewal date.
You need to contact esure to generate a new quote based on your new details. Be aware, your premiums could go up. esure may also charge an admin fee.
Yes, you can change it mid-term by calling esure on 0345 045 8000. However if you have an open claim, your previous excess will still apply to that claim.
If you study away from home, read our guide to find out whether you need student contents insurance.
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