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Your Home Solutions Insurance

These pages will provide you with the information you need to make the most of your Home Solutions Insurance, all in one place. You’ll find information about what’s covered in your policy, additional cover and making claims, useful phone numbers and answers to frequently asked questions.

You can find your Home Solutions documents here. Double check that your policy number starts with HIA.

Policy Booklets

Here you’ll find all the information you need about what’s covered in your policy, additional cover, terms and conditions, making claims and useful information.

For policies with a start date on or after 18th June 2017 or which renew on or after 28th July 2017
Lloyds Bank Home Solutions Insurance Policy Booklet

For policies with a start date before 18th June 2017 or which renew before 28th July 2017
Lloyds Bank Home Solutions Insurance Policy Booklet

Lloyds Bank Home Solutions policy document for policies with a start date of the 2nd November to the 22nd March 2015 onwards, opens in a new browser window and in PDF format. File is approximately 1.57mb in size.

For policies with a start date earlier than that of the above, please call  0345 300 0110Call telephone number 0345 300 0110 and select option 3 for a copy of your policy booklet.

Home Solutions Buildings Insurance covers you for the cost of repairing or rebuilding your home if it’s damaged by incidents such as flood, fire and storm. It also includes some accidental damage cover.

The table below gives an overview of some of what’s covered. For full details, including what’s not covered, download a copy of your policy document and refer to your policy schedule

Standard cover includes

Remove or rebuilding your home after loss or damage caused by:
Fire or smoke
Explosion, lightning or earthquake
Riot, civil commotion, labour and political disturbances or strikes
Escape of water/oil
Malicious damage or vandalism
Impact
Storm
Flood
Theft or attempted theft
Subsidence heave or landslip
Accidental breakage of:
Fixed ceramic hobs
Sanitary ware
Fixed glass
Accidental damage to services:
Cables and underground pipes and drains (and their inspection covers) serving your home and for which you are legally responsible.
Subsidence
Subsidence, heave or landslip

Buildings sum insured and excess

Sum insured for the cost of rebuilding your property
Unlimited (certain inner limits apply)
Legal liabilities:
Up to £2 million
Subsidence:
£1,000 excess applies
Alternative accomodation if your home is made unavailable due to an event you're insured for:
Up to £30,000
Policy excess:
£100

Contents cover

Our contents insurance protects all the things you’d pack up and put in a removal van if you moved home, with cover on a new-for-old basis.

This means we’ll repair or replace the contents of your home if they are lost or damaged by events including theft, fire and flood. The overall sum insured is unlimited, but there are limits that apply to particular things – see the table below.

The table below gives a brief overview of what’s covered. For full details, including what’s not covered, download a copy of your policy document and refer to your policy schedule.

Standard cover includes

Repair or replacement of items lost or damaged due to:
Fire
Smoke
Earthquake
Riot, civil commotion, labour and political disturbances
Escape of water/oil
Malicious damage or vandalism
Lightning
Explosion
Impact
Storm and flood
Theft or attempted theft
Subsidence, heave or landslip
Accidental damage to:
Mirrors
Fixed glass in furniture
Glass in shelves
Ceramic hobs
TV/video/audio/computer equipment
Aerials or satellite receiving equipment within or fixed to the home

Contents sum insured and excess

Sum insured:
Unlimited
Valuables limits:
£10,000 in total
Single valuable item: £3,000
Stock and trade samples:
Up to £500
Frozed food:
Up to £500
Visitor's personal belongings:
Up to £500 for each visitor
Money/Debit/Credit card cover:
Up to £500 for any one event
Money in the home:
Up to £500 for any one event
Policy excess:
£100

Additional buildings cover

You can also take out additional accidental damage cover for your buildings for an extra premium. This can cover you for things like putting a nail through a pipe or putting your foot through the ceiling while doing DIY.

You may already have this cover. To find out see your policy schedule.

To take out this cover, call us on 0345 300 0110Call telephone number 0345 300 0110.

Additional Contents cover

You can arrange any of the additional cover for your contents shown in the table below by calling us on 0345 300 0110Call telephone number 0345 300 0110. You’ll need to pay additional premiums for the cover.

You may already have additional cover. To find out see your policy schedule.

The table below gives a summary of what’s covered by additional contents cover. For full details, including what’s not covered, see the policy booklet and your policy schedule.

Additional cover Details
Accidental damage cover Covers your contents for unexpected and unintended accidental damage.
Personal belongings cover Covers theft, accidental loss or accidental damage to personal belongings in and away from the home and theft and accidental loss of money away from the home. Limit shown on your schedule.
Pedal cycles cover Covers pedal cycles away from the home. Limit shown in your schedule.
Specified items cover Covers items worth more than the valuables limit, both in and away from the home. Limit shown in your schedule.

General enquiries

0345 300 0110Call telephone number 0345 300 0110 (Monday-Friday 8am-6pm, Saturday 9am-1pm).

Home Insurance Claims: 0345 3000 130

24-hour Emergency Homeline

0345 300 0170

Call if you have an emergency at home and need someone to fix it - you will be put in touch with a reputable and competent company.

Arrangements can be made for someone to repair damage to the:

  • Domestic plumbing or drainage system if there’s a likelihood of flooding.
  • Domestic gas or electricity supply system if either has failed completely.
  • Roofing, if there’s likely to be internal damage.
  • External locks, doors or windows if your home has been made insecure.
  • Fixed heating system if water or oil has escaped

The cost of the repairs will be your responsibility, but if the damage is covered by your policy, you can make a claim in the normal way.

Any legal liability, loss or damage to any property or person arising from the provision or delay of the repair service is not covered.

Service provided by Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc.

Complaints

For complaints:

Call the Lloyds Bank Customer Services Department on 0345 300 0110Call telephone number 0345 300 0110.

Or write to:
Customer Care Lloyds Bank Insurance
Tredegar Park
Newport
South Wales
NP10 8SB
Email: Customer.care.insurance@lloydsbank.co.uk

We can’t be held responsible for the security of any personal data sent by email.

Tax Advice Helpline

0345 300 0180

Free, confidential advice on personal tax matters from DAS Legal Expenses Insurance Company Limited.

Legal Advice Helpline

0345 300 0180

Free, impartial advice on domestic legal issues such as neighbour disputes and consumer rights from DAS Legal Expenses Insurance Company Limited.

Remember – you’re covered for up to £50,000 for agreed legal costs to pursue claims for employment disputes, contract disputes, bodily injury and legal and tax protection.

If you need to make a claim, here’s what to do.

  1. Inform the police straight away if you’re claiming for something involving theft, riot, a malicious act or vandalism or accidental loss outside your home. Get a crime or lost property number.
  2. Check your policy booklet and policy schedule. These will give you details of what’s covered. You also need to read the detailed claims conditions.
  3. For new claims, call us on 0345 300 0110Call telephone number 0345 300 0110 as soon as possible, and give us the details of what’s happened. We’ll give you a claims reference number and try to resolve your claim as quickly as we can.
  4. We may need to inspect your damaged property before we approve your claim so:
  • Don't make any repairs without talking to us first - unless they are urgently needed to prevent further damage.
  • Don’t throw away any damaged goods without our consent. We may need to see them. This doesn’t apply to spoiled food – you can throw it away as soon as you’ve made a list of what’s been damaged.

For claims under the Legal Expenses Cover section of your policy, call us on 0345 300 0180Call telephone number 0345 300 0180.

After you’ve made a claim

Once you’ve told us about your claim, we will:

  • Liaise with appointed suppliers about repairs or replacement items.
  • Contact you at each key stage of your claim to keep you updated on its progress.
  • Request extra information when needed.

If you need to contact us during your claim, call us on 0345 300 0110Call telephone number 0345 300 0110. Have your claim reference number ready.

FAQs

General cover

  1. What is wear and tear and can if affect my insurance claim?

    Most household insurance companies cover unexpected events, rather than gradual deterioration over time, which is what wear and tear is. Wear and tear includes things like damage because of light, atmosphere, mould, cleaning or restoring, and anything else that damages items slowly over time. So it’s important to make sure your property is maintained regularly to make sure your claim isn’t declined. Find out more about protecting against wear and tear.

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  2. Are my visitors’ personal effects covered by my insurance?

    £500 per visitor whilst in your home.

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  3. Will my premium change over time?

    Your premium may increase or decrease when you renew your cover. We’ll let you know about any changes.

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  4. Am I charged interest on Direct Debit payments?

    No – you can spread your premium over 12 monthly instalments without any interest charges. Remember to keep your monthly payments up to date to remain covered.

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  5. Do you cover flat felt roofs?

    Your flat felt roof is covered if its damaged by events such as a falling tree, storm or fire. The reason flat roofs create confusion is that they aren't covered for wear and tear. A roof like this has a lifespan of seven to ten years, so it would be best to check it regularly to make sure that it is well maintained to help avoid a claim being declined.

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  6. If I had to move into temporary accommodation, would my policy look after my dogs?

    Yes. Your policy will help with the cost of alternative accommodation for you, your family and kennels or catteries for pets. Limits apply, so see your policy booklet to find out how much you’re covered for.

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When you're moving home

  1. I’m moving home. When should I transfer my policy?

    A month to a week before the removal day, call us on 0345 300 0110Call telephone number 0345 300 0110 so we can transfer your buildings and contents insurance. We’ll need to run through the eligibility questions you answered when you took out your policy. As long as you and your home are still eligible we can simply change the insurance to the new address. If you need cover for your old and new address over the same period, we can offer it for up to 60 days at no extra cost. Just remember to mention it to the adviser when you call. Please note your premium may change.

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  2. What if I don’t need the same cover at my new address?

    If you need different cover we may be able to change your existing policy. If not, we can just cancel your current cover and set up a new policy for you.

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Help and guidance

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