Homeowners advised to check insurance as lockdown landscaping could mean your garden is not covered

There has been a number of homeowners revamping their outdoor spaces during the numerous lockdowns.

However, many are falling foul because the newly landscaped gardens are not insured.

This means that new furniture, sheds, toys, barbecues and any other garden equipment is not covered should it be damaged or stolen.

MoneySuperMarket research found a quarter of people surveyed had experienced garden thefts with items stolen, including DIY equipment, bikes, furniture, barbecues and scooters.

They also reported that 32% of people who had bought new furniture for their garden upgrades had not actively insured them this past year.

It is also expected that more homeowners will continue to invest in their gardens this summer with the warm weather and restrictions being lifted so more people can visit each other.

With the average garden believed to contain £1,262-worth of goods, it is vital to ensure your goods are covered under your policy.

We are advising all our clients to check their insurance policies and to update your insurer of any new purchases so you can enjoy your new garden with peace of mind that all is covered by your policy.

Get in touch with us today to discuss your home insurance requirements and any changes you have made to your outdoor area.

You can contact us by emailing mail@lwood.co.uk or by giving us a call on 01274 515747.