The Cost Of Children In The Home

The Abbey National is reminding parents, or anyone that has children in their home, that the little angels are a big source of home insurance claims, making suitable contents insurance vital.

The statistics compiled by the Abbey National show that around two and a half million homes in the UK had to claim for damage caused by children, costing over half a billion pounds last year alone. They are advising people to check their policies to ensure home contents are adequately protected.

Pre-school children appear to be the most likely to cause damage, with the 1 to 5 age group accounting for almost 25 percent of all the incidents claimed for. The Abbey National view is that they are at home more and are also beginning to explore their surroundings so accidents are inevitable.