The Self Storage Directory - Your Definitive Guide to Self Storage Facilities in the UK
Many people assume that self-storage providers
insure all the goods they store for customers, but this is not
generally the case. Very few self-storage companies offer comprehensive
item insurance within the standard charges that you pay. Some
may offer basic cover as part of the package, but this may not
be enough for your needs, bearing in mind that the goods you
store may be valuable or of great sentimental value.
Your first step should be to contact your home insurer to see
if the items you place in the facility will be covered by your
domestic home contents policy. It may be that you are fully
covered for goods stored away from home or you may be able to
pay an additional small premium to get such cover. This could
well be cheaper than taking out a separate insurance policy.
If you do provide your own insurance cover, be aware that the
self-storage provider may ask to see proof of your policy before
they let you rent their space.
The majority of self-storage providers will offer help with
insurance. Some have policies of their own that you can buy,
however these can be poor value for money. There are alternative providers who are not tied to a specific self-storage company, and in many instances are able to offer lower premiums. Do your research and you could save a tidy sum over the long term.
Moving house is a stressful time. To help
make your life easier, we've put this handy countdown guide together
Make sure you're covered. All you need to
know about protecting your goods in while stored in a self-storage facility
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The Self Storage Directory is the definitive guide to self storage facilities, units and companies throughout the UK including England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Looking for self storage facilities in your area - look no further than the Self Storage Directory!