If you are a tenant of RHP you do not need to have building insurance as we deal with it for you. However, building insurance only covers the structure and main fabric of the building.
Are you covered?
As our tenant you are responsible for all the decorations, carpets, curtains and other belongings inside your home. If any of these are damaged or ruined by an event such as a fire, flood or leak from a neighbouring home, you will have to pay for them, even if the damage was not caused by you.
The same is true of anything that is lost in a burglary. For example we would replace a door that had been forced open but we would not be able to replace any articles that had been stolen, such as a TV, money or jewellery. To be insured for this kind of loss, RHP advises its customers to purchase home contents insurance, which can be obtained from as little as £1.50 per week.
Get cover today
The National Housing Federation(NHF), the body which represents the social housing sector, has an initiative called ‘My Home – Contents Insurance’ which offers great insurance deals with recommended insurers to social housing tenants.
If you would like more information or to join the scheme, call the NHF on 0845 337 2463.
If you would like any further advice please contact your Customer Advisor on 0800 0322 433.