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Plants important consideration for home insurance

Plants important consideration for home insurance

Category: Home insurance

Updated: 02/04/2009
First Published: 02/04/2009

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Consumers have been urged to check that goods in their garden are covered by home insurance.

Research carried out by M&S Money revealed that the typical garden contains £721 worth of plants, trees, bushes and shrubs.

However, the insurance provider noted that two-thirds of people have not checked if their policies are covered against the likes of theft and vandalism.

M&S insurance manager Judith Roberts urged homeowners to check their policies and added that protection against the possibility of crime is also important.

"Despite the huge amount of time and money invested in many gardens, security levels are often very poor, making them an attractive target for thieves and vandals," she said.

Other results from the survey included the fact that 17 per cent of people with a garden know someone who has been a victim of this form of theft.

Earlier this week, Nationwide BS announced that its buildings and contents cover is being enhanced, allowing up to £500 to be paid out for garden plants.

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