Home Insurance

Skipton Home Insurance is provided by Legal & General and is designed to make insuring your home as simple as possible. Please read the policy details below to find out more about our home insurance cover before starting a quote.

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*Based on 51% of new Protect Plus combined buildings and contents customers between 1 January 2018 and 23 June 2018. Includes any additional cover selected by the customer, Insurance Premium tax and, where applicable, a charge for credit.

Most new Protect Plus customers paid £176 or less* for buildings and contents cover.

Cover for your contents, your property or both

We’re here to protect the things that are important to you.

  • Our contents insurance will cover the contents of your property and your personal belongings against loss or damage against insured events in the home.
  • Our buildings insurance will cover you for loss or damage to the structure of your home (including its garages and outbuildings) against insured events.
  • Combined cover gives you the peace of mind that both your home and its contents are insured.

We have two levels of cover available, Protect and Protect Plus and here’s how they compare:

Buildings cover

Protect Protect Plus
Cover amount Up to £800,000 Up to £800,000
Minimum excess £150 £100
Defaqto 2018 rating 2 star rated 5 star rated
Home emergency cover Covers call out fees, labour and parts for incidents like burst pipes, storm damage or blocked drains. No Yes Up to £500 
Trace and access the source of water or oil leaks in the home Covers the costs involved in tracing the source of an escape of water or leakage of oil. No Yes Up to £5,000 
Alternative accommodation If you're unable to carry on living at your home due to an insured event, like a fire. Up to £25,000  Up to £50,000 
Loss or theft of keysCover for loss or theft of keys to external doors to your home. Up to £500  Up to £750
Accidental breakage of fixed glass and sanitaryware Additional cover option Yes
Extended accidental damageCovers you for accidents in your home like banging a nail through a pipe, or putting your foot through the ceiling whilst in the loft. Additional cover option Additional cover option

Contents cover

Protect Protect Plus
Cover amount Up to £100,000 Up to £100,000
Minimum excess £150 £100
Defaqto 2018 rating 2 star rated 5 star rated
Personal money in the homeCovers your personal money at home. Up to £100 Up to £500
Freezer contentsCovers loss of freezer items if there's a power cut or equipment failure. No Yes Up to £1,000
Contents in the gardenCovers loss or damage to items in your garden within the boundaries of your home. No Yes Up to £1,000
Theft from outbuildingsCovers theft and attempted theft from your garage or domestic outbuildings.  Up to £1,000  10% of the contents sum insured
(minimum of £5,000)
Loss or theft of keysCover for loss or theft of keys to external doors to your home.  Up to £500 Up to £750 
Alternative accommodationIf you're unable to carry on living at your home due to an insured event, like a fire. 15% of contents sum insured
(minimum of £3,000)
25% of contents sum insured
(minimum of £10,000)
Accidental damage to computers, TVs and stereos Additional cover option Yes
Extended accidental damageCovers you for accidents in your home like spilling red wine on your carpet. Additional cover option  Additional cover option
This table shows some details of the key features and cover limits. It doesn't include all the benefits, exclusions or limitations and other excesses that apply. Please download and read the policy documents in full.

The above shows some details of the key features and cover limits. It doesn't include all the benefits, exclusions or limitations and other excesses that apply. Please download and read the policy documents in full.

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Skipton Building Society Home Insurance Protect and Protect Plus is sold, administered and underwritten by Legal & General Insurance Limited. Legal & General Insurance Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Registered in England and Wales Number 423930. Registered Office: One Coleman Street, London, EC2R 5AA.

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