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Over 50s Home Insurance

5 Star cover - the highest rating you can get, from £162.48*

Age Co Home Insurance is administered by Ageas Retail Limited and provided by a limited panel of insurers^^

  • No hidden admin fees
  • UK based call centre
  • 'New for Old' cover
  • Award Winning Service^
  • 24-hour legal helpline
Donations to Age UK’s charitable work from Age Co sales are expected to reach £3 million each year

Common Questions About Home Insurance For Over 50s

You might have put a lot of money into your home over the years. You may also have collected many treasured and valuable possessions. This means it’s vital to have home insurance in place that you can rely on.

Fortunately, it’s easy to get high-quality home insurance when you are aged 50 or over. Age Co offers both buildings insurance, contents or both for the over 50s, which can be purchased separately or as a package.

What’s different about home insurance for over 50s?

At Age Co, home insurance for over 50s is exactly the same as our other home insurance policies. Simply select the type and level of cover you need for your property. Once you have your policy in place, you can relax in the knowledge that your home and possessions are protected.

What’s included in home insurance for over 50s?

You can choose whether to purchase buildings insurance, contents insurance or both as a combined package.

Buildings insurance offers financial protection in the event of damage to the structure of your home. Age Co over 50s buildings insurance automatically covers your property up to £500,000 rebuilding costs. It includes fixtures and fittings, garages, paths, drives and patios. It also covers damage to your garden walls and any outbuildings.

Contents insurance protects the belongings inside your home, covering you for loss or damage to household goods, valuables and replacement external locks. It also covers alternative accommodation costs if your home can’t be lived in because of an insured event.

Buildings and contents insurance policies are designed to protect you against a range of risks, including storm damage, fires and floods. They also cover you against water or oil leaks, malicious damage, impact by vehicles, falling trees, subsidence and more.

There are a range of optional extras that you can add to your home insurance policy for an additional cost. These include accidental damage cover, personal legal protection and home emergency cover.

What affects the price of over 50s home insurance?

A number of things can affect the price you pay for your over 50s home insurance. For example, the size and age of your property will impact the cost of your premiums. Where you live will have a bearing too. If you live in an area with a high crime rate, this will push your insurance costs up. Similarly, if your home is in an area at a high risk of flooding, you can expect to pay more. Previous home insurance claims are likely to increase your premiums too. If you work from home or use your property for a business, this could also raise the cost of cover.

If you’re thinking of relocating or downsizing for retirement, you might want to consider insurance costs when choosing a property. This could affect the type of home you go for, as well as the area you move to.

Why choose Ago Co Home Insurance for over 50s?

There are many reasons to choose Ago Co for your over 50s home insurance. For example, you’ll benefit from an award-winning service^ and a 24-hour legal helpline. Also, you won’t encounter any hidden admin fees, and you’ll get to deal with a UK-based call centre. Ago Co Home Insurance is 5 Star Defaqto rated, so you know you’re getting a high-quality product.

As an added benefit, if you move to Age Co Home Insurance and cancel your existing cover, you’ll be refunded cancellation fees up to £55.

Buildings and Contents Insurance

Age Co Home Insurance offers both buildings insurance and contents insurance, which can be bought separately or as a package

Buildings insurance

Buildings insurance is designed to protect the foundations of your home. It is essential to protect against the risks of fire, flood and storm damage. 

The policy covers:

•  Fixtures and fittings
•  Garages, paths, drives and patios
•  Garden walls
•  Outbuildings
•  Accidental Damage Cover (optional add-on for an extra cost)

The policy will automatically cover your property up to £500,000^^^ rebuilding costs.

Please note that a non-standard construction property would be based on the customer's sum insured amount for the rebuild cost.

Cover cannot be provided if you are not the owner.

Contents insurance 

Contents insurance is designed to protect your belongings inside your home and garden. It can provide you with the reassurance that the things you value are protected. 

The policy covers:

•  Loss or damage to household goods
  Replacement of external locks if keys are lost away from your home or stolen
•  Loss of valuables (including jewellery), money and credit cards 
•  Cover for rent or alternative accommodation costs if your home can't be lived in due to an insured event.
•  Accidental Damage Cover (optional add-on for an extra cost)

Contents cover is available up to £60,000.

Increased contents cover of up to £100,000 may be available, subject to terms and conditions.  

Buildings and contents insurance will cover you against:

  • Fire, explosion, lightning, earthquake buildings and contents insurance
  • Storm or flood
  • Collision or impact by vehicle, train, aircraft or animal
  • Riot or malicious damage
  • Water or oil leaks from fixed installations
  • Theft or attempted theft
  • Falling trees, branches, telegraph poles and lamp posts
  • Subsidence, ground heave or landslip***

***Excesses are £1,000 for subsidence claims (reducing to £100 for properties under 10 year old), and £250 excess for flood and escaping water claims.

For full details, please refer to the Home Insurance policy document. Terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions apply.

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Additional Fees
Adjustment Fee § £0 £15 £14.50 £25
Cancellation Fee £0 £20 £35 £35
Coverage
Buildings Insurance Up to £500,000 Up to £1,000,000 Up to £1,000,000 Unlimited
Contents Insurance

Min £60,000

Min £40,000 Min £75,000 Min £75,000

Information sourced on 03 October 2019 for new online policies from Defaqto Matrix.

§ In the event of a change of circumstances, premium charges may apply.

Age Co Home Insurance is administered by Ageas Retail Limited and provided by a limited panel of insurers^^

What your policy will cover

See what is and isn't covered by Age Co Contents Insurance.

In addition to this summary of cover, please refer to the policy document for terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions and to the Insurance Product Information Document (IPID) for details specific to your quotation.

Buildings insurance 
Standard policy limits
Loss or damage to the building, as covered by your policy
The maximum claim limit shown on your building insurance policy schedule
Trace and access source of leak for escape of water and escape of oil causes Up to the maximum claim limit shown on your policy schedule
Property owners' liability £2 million
Cover for rent or alternative accommodation costs if your home can't be lived in due to an insured event
20% of the building's maximum claim limit shown on your policy schedule
Contents insurance Standard policy limits
Loss or damage to your home contents, as covered by your policy The maximum claim limit shown on your contents insurance policy schedule
Maximum claim limit for any valuable £2,000. Cover for higher valued items may be available upon request
Valuables in the home The maximum claim limit shown on your policy schedule
Money £500
Credit cards £1,000 
Freezer food  £1,000 
Public and personal liability £2 million 
Unpaid damages £2 million 
Tenant's liability 20% of the maximum claim limit for contents shown on your policy schedule 
Loss or damage to contents during removal Up to the maximum claim limit for contents shown on your policy schedule 
10% increase in the maximum claim limit for religious festivals, birthdays, family wedding and civil partnership ceremonies  Maximum claim limit for contents increased by 10% 
Counselling fees  £1,000 
Garden cover  £1,500 
Accidental breakage to audio/visual equipment, DVD equipment, fixed glass in furniture, mirrors and desk-top computers   Up to the maximum claim limit for contents shown on your policy schedule 
Fraudulent use of credit cards £1,000 
Carer's contents  £250
Items covered while living in a nursing home, residential care home or staying with family or friends Up to 20% of the maximum claim limit for contents shown on your policy schedule 
Medical equipment on loan  £5,000 
Accidental damage to wheelchairs and stairlifts in the home  Up to the maximum claim limit for contents shown on your policy schedule
Rent and alternative accommodation  20% of the contents' maximum claim limit shown on your policy schedule 

Additional benefits available to you 24 hours, 365 days a year:

  • Identity theft advice. If you are a victim of or worried about identity theft, there is advice and guidance.
  • 24-Hour Domestic Assistance Service.  If you have an emergency in your home, the service provider Arc Legal Assistance Ltd can arrange help from an authorised contractor. The contractor's costs or call out fees will only be repaid if they are covered by your Home Insurance policy or Home Emergency policy (minus any excess).
  • Optional additional voluntary excess. If you agree to pay an additional excess of £50, £100 or £250 for your buildings and contents insurance cover, you may reduce your insurance premium. This is on top of the standard £45 policy excess‡.
  • 24-hour legal helpline. Expert, independent and confidential advice on any legal problem arising under the laws of any member country of the EU or the Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Switzerland or Norway.

Significant exclusions:

Buildings Insurance

Loss or damage caused by weight of snow. Loss or damage to gates and fences caused by storm or flood. 

Contents Insurance

Loss or damage caused by weight of snow. Theft or attempted theft when your home or any part of it is lent, let or sublet to or occupied by someone who is not a member of your family, unless damaged was caused because force was used to get in or out of the building.

General policy exclusions applicable to all sections and optional extras

Property covered by another policy of insurance. Any criminal or deliberate act by you or your family. Loss or damage caused by wear and tear or lack of maintenance.

Age Co Home Insurance is administered by Ageas Retail Limited and provided by a limited panel of insurers^^

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can anyone take out a home insurance policy?

Age Co Home Insurance is designed with the over 50s in mind, however there is no age restriction and anyone can apply providing your home is:

  • occupied solely by you and your family
  • your permanent residence
  • in the UK or the Isle of Man
  • free from subsidence and underpinning in the last 25 years
  • where the cost of rebuilding does not exceed £500,000
  • not a Grade 1 listed building

In order to provide buildings cover, the property must be owned by you.

Cover cannot be provided if you or anyone living with you has:

  • had a previous insurance subjected to increased terms or conditions or cover withdrawn or refused
  • been declared bankrupt or has a current County Court Judgement made against them which has not been discharged (bankruptcies which have been discharged, and CCJs that have been paid in full or are more than 6 years old do not count)

Please note that other factors may also affect eligibility, not just those listed above.

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How do I add an optional extra, such as accidental damage, to my cover?

The insurance arranger will be happy to discuss the options with you, so that you can decide what cover you need. When you apply, just let them know which extras – if any – you want to include in your cover.

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What are 'hidden admin fees'?

'Hidden admin fees' can include adjustment fees, cancellation fees and duplicate document fees. Age Co Home Insurance have no fees for policy amendments, cancellations, and duplicate documents.

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Who are Defaqto?

Defaqto are a leading independent UK financial researcher, specialising in analysing and comparing financial products such as insurance. They rate hundreds of insurance products, giving each a 1 to 5 rating based on quality and comprehensiveness of the features and benefits it offers. This may help you make a more informed decision about which one suits your needs. Defaqto are completely independent and unbiased and never knowingly exclude a product or policy from their Star Ratings.

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What does Star rating mean?

It is important to base your financial decisions on the quality of a product - not just how much it costs. Star Ratings assess products based on the features and benefits they offer, helping you see at a glance where a product sits in the market. Age UK Home Insurance provides one of the highest quality policies in the market as indicated by a Defaqto 5 Star Rating.

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*10% of all customers who bought a Home Buildings & Contents policy between September 2019 and February 2020 paid £162.48 or less (includes insurance premium tax at the applicable rate).

^ The UK based service team have been awarded the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award 2020.

† On standard construction properties.

** If you call the 0800 number, you will be dealing with Ageas Retail Limited.

Age Co Home Insurance is administered by Ageas Retail Limited and provided by a limited number of insurers (details available on request). Age UK Enterprises Limited trades under the trading name Age Co Insurance Services. Age UK Enterprises Limited is a trading subsidiary company of Age UK (registered charity, no. 1128267) and donates its net profits to Age UK. Age Co Home Insurance is administered by Ageas Retail Limited and provided by a limited panel of insurers (Details available on request). Products offered by Age Co Insurance Services are arranged by Age UK Enterprises Limited and arranged and administered by Ageas Retail Limited, both Ageas Retail Limited and Age UK Enterprises Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Ageas Retail Limited Registered office: Ageas House, Hampshire Corporate Park, Templars Way, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 3YA. Registered in England and Wales 1324965. FS Register number: 312468. Age UK Enterprises Limited Registered office: Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA. Registered in England and Wales 3156159. FS Register number: 311438. 

Age Co Home Emergency Cover is provided by AXA Assistance (UK) Ltd.

If you need to make a complaint, please refer to the policy documents.

Age Co are unable to offer insurance to residents of the Channel Islands.

Call lines open Mon-Fri: 8am to 8pm, Sat: 9am to 1pm. Calls may be recorded.

Age UK Enterprises are always committed to providing good customer service. If you buy a product from Age UK Enterprises, you may be contacted by our partners Feefo on our behalf to find out about your buying experience.

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