Brits advised to check home insurance policies
Homeowners should make sure their home insurance policy covers
items stored in garages and sheds, Legal & General (L&G)
According to research from the home insurance provider, some 60 per
cent of UK homeowners store belongings in their garages.
Moreover, with items such as freezers, camping gear, bikes and
garden furniture often stashed away, the value of a garage's
contents could be as much as £6,650 – thus representing
a significant financial blow in the event of loss or damage.
Ruth Wilkins, head of communications for L&G's general
insurance business, said: "Garages and outbuildings are great for
storing items but it is vital to check that house insurance
provides adequate cover for your belongings.
"Household insurance does not cover for theft or damage to cars or
motorised vehicles stored in the garage and these should be insured
He added: "Given that those other items may increase in value it is
also worth checking that the garage is secure with additional
preventative measures in place, such as security lights and good
quality locks to deter any opportunistic thieves."