Homeowners urged to be sure over their pre-fireworks home cover
30th Oct 2012
The humble fireworks display on Guy Fawke's Night (November 5th) used to be a public event that people from a town would travel to to enjoy as a larger group. However, in recent years, it has become the case that a greater number of those in UK property are holding their own smaller events in their back gardens for friends and family.
However, those who are trying out this sort of occasion should make sure that theyhave taken precautions to ensure the house does not become damaged, including buying a home insurance policy that will cover them for this eventuality.
MoneySupermarket urged owners to take the time to read the small print to guarantee that they have cover that means the insurer will pay out if anyone is injured. However, cover for the house is equally important, as fireworks hitting walls and fences, or roofs and trees can cause large-scale damage.
There are ways to avoid this though, such as making sure that all instructions are followed exactly, and that any fireworks used are pointed away from the property to minimise the risk of damage.
Hannah Jones, home insurance expert at MoneySupermarket.com, said: "Bonfire Night is a popular celebration with households hosting their own fireworks parties or attending local public displays. To ensure events run smoothly, it is important for people to remember that safety has to come first."
Posted by Staff Writer: Ewan Robertson
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