As a landlord, we know how important your home is to you and how valuable your possessions are. That's why we advise customers to take out home contents insurance to protect personal possessions. Although we are responsible for some of the repairs and maintenance of your home, we’re not responsible for the personal items in it.

Home contents insurance provides cover for your belongings if they are damaged in some way, for example because of a fire or flood, or if they’re stolen. Items like gadgets, phones, tablets and computers, as well as furniture, carpets, bikes and jewellery can be covered.

Although home contents insurance isn't essential, it’s a good idea if you have valuable belongings. To help you decide whether home contents insurance is right for you, we have teamed up with Thistle Tenant Risks, and Great Lakes Insurance UK Ltd who provide the My Home Contents Insurance Scheme, a specialist tenants’ contents insurance policy.

If you want to find out more:

  • ask your local housing officer for an application pack
  • call Thistle Tenant Risks on 0345 450 7288
  • Click here for more information or to request a call back.
The National Housing Federation working in partnership with Thistle Insurance Services Ltd. Thistle Insurance Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority Firm Reference Number 310419.   Registered in England under No. 00338645. Registered office: Rossington’s Business Park, West Carr Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7SW. Thistle Insurance Services Ltd is part of the PIB Group.
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It is important to protect your belongings and Futures suggests that you look for providers who are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Thistle Insurance Services are a company that specialises in social housing contents insurance, however there are also other providers that can be found on comparison websites like Money Supermarket or Compare the Market.