Check your home cover if going away
Published 22/12/2011 | 05:00
PEOPLE who leave their houses to stay with relatives over the Christmas period have been warned to check their home insurance policies as they might not be covered.
Jo Fernandez of Chill.ie said: "If you are fortunate enough to be going abroad, or heading off to a family member for Christmas, it is vital that you check with your insurance company that your home is fully covered while you are away."
She said that some insurers reduce the cover if you are away over a certain period of time.
Householders were also warned that expensive presents may not be covered if lost or stolen outside the home.
Ms Fernandez said: "With expensive presents waiting to be handed out on Christmas Day, you should make sure that they are insured immediately."