Home contents insurance

Don't worry, we have your building insurance covered, but you do need to arrange your own contents insurance to protect your belongings.

We strongly recommend that you arrange your own home contents insurance. Take a look at Thistle Insurance, who offer our customers low cost contents insurance - so you can value what you have.

If you are a tenant who rents, it is unlikely your landlord will cover your contents as part of the tenancy agreement. It’s a good idea to consider what a home contents insurance policy would cover you for in order to help you make an informed decision on whether you need one.

Contents insurance is designed to help protect your possessions. No matter how careful you are, there’s always a risk that your belongings could be broken, damaged or stolen.

To help you decide whether home contents insurance is right for you, Peaks and Plains have teamed up with Thistle Tenant Risks, and Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited who provide the My Home Contents Insurance Scheme, a Tenants Contents Insurance policy designed for tenants living in social housing.

The My Home Contents Insurance Scheme can offer you insurance for the contents of your home including cover for items such as furniture, carpets, curtains, clothes, bedding, electrical items, jewellery, pictures and ornaments.

Thistle Insurance Services Ltd works in partnership with The National Housing Federation.

Thistle Insurance Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority FRN 310419. Registered in England under No. 00338645. Registered office: Rossington’s Business Park, West Carr Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7SW. Thistle Insurance Services Ltd is part of the PIB Group.

It is important to protect your belongings and your Landlord suggests that you look for providers who are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Thistle Insurance Services are a company that specialises in social housing contents insurance, however there are also other providers that can be found on comparison websites like Money Supermarket or Compare the Market.

Limits and exclusions apply. A copy of the policy wording is available on request.


Need more information?

  • Ask your local housing officer for an application pack
  • Call Thistle Tenant Risks on 0345 450 7288
  • Or visit Thistle My Home for more information or to request a call back.


Websites like Money Supermarket, uSwitch and Compare the Market provide information on affordable home contents insurance schemes. 

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