UK Home Insurance for Garden Goods

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Swinton is advising home owners to check that their home insurance policy covers for garden furniture adequately.

Now that the sunny weather has arrived, people are getting garden furniture out of storage. Often these can be quite expensive and people frequently neglect the importance of garden security.

Research by Swinton, the UK's leading high street home insurance retailer, found that gardens often contain up to £1,000 worth of furniture and ornaments. A recent survey of 1,500 Swinton UK customers found that 26% claimed that their gardens were not properly secure.

Swinton found the most common expensive garden items to be:
1. Patio furniture
2. Sun-loungers
3. BBQ
4. Lawnmower
5. Ornaments

Steve Chelton, Insurer Development Manager for Swinton home insurance, said: "Now that the sunny weather has arrived, people are getting garden furniture out of storage. Often these can be quite expensive and people frequently neglect the importance of garden security."

Chelton continued: "We'd advise anyone with expensive garden items to improve security by fitting locks to gates and also make sure that they have adequate home insurance cover."

For more information contact Michael Travers or Anoushka Foster at Manchester PR agency SKV Communications on 0161 838 7770.

About Swinton

  • With 580 branches nationwide Swinton is the UK's largest high street insurance retailer
  • Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its branches open for business, and part of the community
  • Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance
  • With a dedicated team of advisors on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates

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