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Buildings Insurance

While you cannot predict any issues happening to the structural integrity of your home when Mother Nature steps in, you can cover yourself just in case of an issue. Prevention is far less expensive than a cure, and some of the things that can affect your building that buildings insurance can cover are:


  • Fire, flood, storm damage
  • Subsidence – where the foundations of your home slowly sink into the ground beneath it
  • Heave – where the land rises and disturbs the structure of the home
  • Pipes – frozen pipes in the winter? Water damage needs coverage
  • Shed & garage
  • Garden
  • Accidental damage
  • Home emergencies like broken heating systems
  • Moving home

What Isn’t Covered?

There are, of course, things that buildings insurance won’t cover you for and these are things that will be written into your insurance policy. These can include:

  • General wear and tear
  • Gradual building decay
  • Pest infestations
  • Frost damage
  • Deliberate damage

Your Policy

The insurance policy that you have will dictate whether any of those exclusions apply to you, and it’s very important to remember that the policy you have won’t offer the same level of cover as other policies. If you are a property owner, you need to have buildings insurance no matter what, and if you have a mortgage, your lender will need you to have insurance in place – you are legally responsible for the building. At 1st Mortgage Services, we are happy to help you to choose your buildings insurance and we deal with a number of providers to find you a policy suitable to your needs.

What our clients say

Customer service is everything for 1st Mortgage Services – selecting a mortgage lender and knowing which is the right product for you can be a complex and time-consuming exercise. Julie and her team make this easy – they offer sound, reliable and friendly advice, taking the headache out of this important life decision. The team carry out their work over the phone, via email and by post – plus home visits, at times to suit the client, are also on offer. They offer a wealth of experience in the mortgage industry – their knowledge and expertise plus their openness and ability to convey understanding of the product, is very reassuring

Purchaser 2018, Northallerton


Given my experience, I feel that the company/individual operate in such a way that treating customers fairly is central to their culture. Julie was always on hand to answer my queries and advise me of the best way forward and sorting everything out for me, as I needed it, to a tight timescale. I could not have asked for a better service.

Purchaser 2018, Whitby


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Fees Disclaimer

We charge a combination of an initial fee of £250 on application and retain the commission received from the lender. Think carefully before securing other debts against your home. Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.