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Home Insurance for bed and breakfasts (B&Bs)

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  • Property covered for non-paying and paying guests including Airbnb.
  • For B&Bs with up to 6 rooms.
  • Coastal properties and barn conversions covered.
  • Underwritten by AXA Insurance.
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Updated: 17 Jun 2024

Bed and breakfast Insurance

Buildings and contents home insurance for B&Bs and guesthouses.

Opening your home to guests can be a great revenue stream for many. However, it’s important to take steps to make sure that your property is looked after. Standard house insurance is not suitable when you are opening your home up to paying guests, as this does bring certain risks and responsibilities with it. In light of this we’ve created an online quote journey that can be tailored to you, so if you are renting your house or just a room, we can help.

With Homeprotect, you can get an online quote in a matter of minutes. Insure your guest house and protect yourself financially. We’ll even cover you if you let out rooms via onefinestay or another room letting provider. It doesn’t matter if you have converted your whole house to a B&B or just letting a single room, we can provide a quote designed to protect your home and its contents.

Protect your home and your guests

By getting business liability insurance you can protect your home and business, as well as the people that are staying with you. Consider the different situations that you will need to be prepared for, such as accidental damage, key loss, home emergency and even malicious damage – you can never be too careful!

There’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to make money from your home, so we do our best to make buildings and contents cover available at a fair premium for everyone.

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What’s covered by holiday home insurance?

Home insurance provides financial protection if you need to repair your home or replace your belongings after they’ve been stolen, damaged or destroyed.

It comes in two parts: buildings insurance (cover against damage to the property itself) and contents insurance (for damaged or stolen items within the home). These can be combined or bought separately, so the first step is deciding which option is better for you.

What we offer

Quick fix for uncontrollable leaks

Have a home emergency, such as electricity failure, faulty locks or vermin infestation? With the 24/7 Home Emergency cover, which we provide as standard, you can typically get an engineer at your home within four hours. And if you’re worried about an uncontrollable leak in your home, we aim to have an emergency plumber to you within two hours.

Extreme weather conditions may extend response time. Policy terms and claim limits apply.

5 star rated buildings cover

Our building insurance has been given the highest rating by independent financial research companies, Defaqto and Moneyfacts.

Repair guarantee

Any buildings work we undertake is guaranteed for 24 months following a claim and any contents repair work we undertake is guaranteed for 12 months.

New for old

Where we replace an item, we will do our best to meet the original specification on a ‘new for old’ basis. If we can’t find an exact replacement, we’ll offer you a suitable alternative, or a full cash settlement.

Legal advice

We provide Legal Protection cover as standard, giving you access to telephone legal advice on any personal legal issue, under the laws of the UK, any European Union country, the Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Switzerland and Norway.

What isn’t included?

Damage cause gradually, or by wear and tear, or by failure to fix a known issue.

Faulty design or poor workmanship.

Theft, vandalism or accidental damage caused by a paying guest.

The cost of repairing or replacing items following a mechanical or electrical fault.

Lost items.

Escape of water incidents occurring between 1 October – 1 April (inclusive) if your home is left unoccupied for more than 30 consecutive days.

The costs of alternative accommodation (unless the property is your main home).

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HOME Insurance Cover Levels

Our home insurance is designed to protect your home against insured events such as fire, storm, flood, escape of water, theft, malicious damage, subsidence, landslip or heave.

Buildings cover

Covers the main structure of your home, including attached garages and conservatories, if you need to rebuild or repair it following an insured loss. Also covers permanent outdoor structures such as driveways, patios and boundary walls. 

£1 million

(more cover available if you need it) 

Contents cover

Covering the value of the possessions you could take with you when moving home, such as furniture, clothing, valuables, appliances, fittings, entertainment equipment, gadgets and bikes, following an insured loss. Cover provided on a new for old basis. 

from £25,000

Loss of rent

If you have paying guests, we’ll cover lost rent if your guests can’t stay in the home due to an insured event. 

up to £30,000

Home emergency

Covers sudden, unexpected emergencies, such as uncontrollable water leaks, that require immediate corrective action to prevent or limit damage to your home, or make your home secure. Two levels of cover are available, for different types of insured loss. 

up to £500

Family legal protection

Covers legal costs following an insured loss. There must be reasonable prospects of winning and the incident must have occurred during the policy term. Two levels of cover are available, for different types of insured loss.

up to £25,000

Trace and access

Covers the cost of detecting the source of a water or oil leak to your home or outbuildings. Includes reinstating any wall, floor, ceiling, drive, fence or path removed or damaged during the search (up to the claim limit).

up to £10,000

Outbuildings cover

Covers rebuild or repair of your outbuildings (e.g. detached garages, greenhouses, sheds and summerhouses) that are within the boundary or a communal area you’re legally responsible for, if you need to rebuild or repair them following an insured loss.

from £20,000

Liability cover

Covers damages and claimants’ costs and expenses for your legal liability in the event of accidental death, injury or illness to a third party, or damage to property belonging to a third party. 

up to £5 million

Personal possessions

Covers items likely to be worn, carried or used by you away from your home (e.g. bags, clothes and sports equipment) in the event of physical damage or theft. Cover provided anywhere in the world.

Optional

(excluded if you have paying guests)

Gadgets, bikes and valuables away from the home

Cover for electronic gadgets (e.g. mobile phones, laptops, tablets etc), bikes (including electrically assisted bikes), valuables (e.g. watches and jewellery), equipment (e.g. hearing aids) and other expensive or high risk items that you take out of your home. 

Optional

(excluded if you have paying guests)

Accidental damage

Covers sudden, unexpected and unforeseen events around the house (e.g. spillages or breakages) that result in physical damage and which was caused by you, your guests, a third party or wild animals. Two levels of cover are available.

Optional

(excluded if you have paying guests)

New Customer?

If you’re deciding on whether to buy home insurance with us, you can use our latest policy booklets as a guide.

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Your Questions Answered

Standard home insurance will not provide the same level of cover for a Bed & Breakfast business. You may well find that house insurance can be harder to get hold of than standard types, due to the fact that you now have a steady stream of guests staying in your home. While you are working from home, you are also at risk of accidental damage and may need to look into liability insurance. Start your quote at Homeprotect to find out what can be covered with our B&B house insurance.

At Homeprotect we can cover any type of B&B with six bedrooms or fewer, as long as you never have more than twelve guests at a time. Anything more than that and you’re running a hotel, which we don’t cover!

The cost of B&B home insurance varies depending on the size, location and type of your property, and whether you opt for any of the additional cover options. Find out how much bed and breakfast insurance would cost for your property by clicking the ‘Get a Quote’ button.

Firstly, you will need to think about your T&Cs when handling bookings and cancellations. It’s also important to have rules in place that protect your property, both the building and your personal possessions. Find out more about the legal requirements.

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