What type of insurance should I have for my STR?

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Lucy578
Level 1
England, United Kingdom

What type of insurance should I have for my STR?

I was informed by my insurance company that I wasn’t allowed to list my room as it would void my complete home insurance. The company recommended another company that covers Airbnb who were going to charge an additional £500 on top of my existing premium , given I rent a room out for approximately £50 and mainly only weekends I felt it was a bit high. Can anyone recommend and insurance company I could try for a quote please. 
kind regards Lucy

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Helen3
Level 10
Bristol, United Kingdom

Hi @Lucy578 

 

Yes you are correct you can't use domestic home insurance when running an STR business.

And business insurance will always be higher as there is more risk involved.

 

Admiral is one insurance company you can use in the UK  for STRs, but I would speak to a broker and get quotes based on your circumstances @Lucy578 

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Helen3
Level 10
Bristol, United Kingdom

Hi @Lucy578 

 

Yes you are correct you can't use domestic home insurance when running an STR business.

And business insurance will always be higher as there is more risk involved.

 

Admiral is one insurance company you can use in the UK  for STRs, but I would speak to a broker and get quotes based on your circumstances @Lucy578 

Lucy578
Level 1
England, United Kingdom

Thanks Helen , I will contact Admiral tomorrow . I was hoping I could just pay an additional cost for the Airbnb aspect rather than getting complete new home insurance,  as we’ve found it’s also increased our home buildings and contents by an additional £200 . Thanks for taking the time to reply to my question. 
kind regards Lucy

Hannah838
Level 2
Wellington, United Kingdom

Lucy

 

iam having a real problem with this too not due to start hosting until June but need to start a new policy before the 15th. How did you resolve your situation? 

Hannah

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