Home insurance might not be top of your favourites when it comes to moving ... but it should be top of your list. Find out more about the cover and how to get the best deals.

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When buying a home and planning for your big Move, getting around to arranging insurance can feel like an administrational chore.

However, getting the right cover will do more than provide you with peace of mind over a stressful period. It will provide practical protection for your home and contents – saving huge potential cost and hassle in the long run.

Everything you need to know about home insurance

Within our dedicated insurance guides, you’ll find information on when to get home insurance for the structure and contents of your home – as well as how much cover you’ll need.

The guides also touch on the various added extras available under home insurance policies. This includes accidental damage, legal expenses cover and protection for more portable items as laptop, phone or a bicycle.

Even if you've never filled out an insurance claim or wouldn't know where to begin in the event of damage or theft to your home, our guides including, 'How to make a home insurance claim' and '7 scenarios where you home insurance could be deemed invalid' will have make sure you’re informed.

What insurance should you consider before moving home?

We've partnered with smart home insurer Neos to give you a handy explainer on the new and innovative ways people are protecting their home with the latest technology. But we haven’t forgotten the basics. See our guides also for information on how to check protect the boiler in your new home and ensure you don't start out life there with a huge plumbing bill.

If you're partway through the homebuying process, you might want to consider getting Home Buyers Protection policy too.

We've partnered with The Home Insurer which offers cover against a deal to buy a home falling through, by paying out many upfront costs up to 180 days after your offer has been accepted.