Are you aware that Southampton City Council offers a contents insurance scheme with AVIVA, to both tenants and leaseholders?
Some of our tenants still do not have any contents insurance or believe that the Council is responsible for insuring their belongings. This is not the case, every household is responsible for insuring their own possessions. Many of our tenants are now insuring their contents under the council run scheme. Our scheme allows you to spread the costs by paying for your insurance in weekly instalments. If you are a tenant, your home insurance payment will normally be included as part of your weekly property charge.
The scheme includes:
• Fire, theft and flood.
• Accidental damage to TV’s, DVD players, video players and home computer equipment.
• Replacement keys and locks for outside doors if your keys are lost or stolen.
• Tenants liability.
Your cover now includes:
• Accidental damage cover
• Optional extra cover for wheelchairs and mobility scooters
Cover starts from as little as 88p per week for the over 60's or £1.33 for others. By being a member of the scheme you can obtain real peace of mind knowing that your home contents and personal belongings are insured. We also offer optional accidental damage cover for a small additional charge (from 7p to 33p per week depending on the sum insured).
How to arrange cover:
Application forms are available from Gateway, Housing offices or from the Rent Accounts section at:
Rent Accounts Section,
Ground floor - West (Room 164),
Telephone: 023 8083 2149