Protect Your Apartment with Contents Insurance - Allianz

By Melanie May, June 2023


Your apartment is more than just a space; it's your haven, your sanctuary. Within its walls reside the treasures and memories that make it uniquely yours. But have you considered how you would replace your possessions if disaster struck?

Don't leave the fate of your prized possessions to chance - discover the peace of mind that comes with a comprehensive contents insurance policy designed specifically for apartment owners like you. If you own and live in your own apartment, it is essential to safeguard your cherished belongings against theft, accidents, and unexpected risks.

As an apartment owner, ensuring the safety and security of your valuable belongings should be a top priority. While the actual structure of your apartment building may be covered through insurance arranged by the management company, it is crucial to have your own separate policy that protects the contents within your apartment.

Apartment contents insurance is for individuals who own an apartment and live in it themselves. This type of insurance focuses on protecting the belongings and possessions of the owner within their apartment. It provides coverage against risks such as theft, fire, water damage, and natural disasters.

What about if you live in an apartment but don't own it? In that case, you need to look at taking out a renter's insurance policy. Renter's insurance, also called tenant's insurance, is designed for individuals renting a property rather than owning it. You can read more about Allianz Renters Insurance here. 

Apartment owners, homeowners, and tenants must choose the appropriate insurance policy that aligns with their living situation to ensure adequate coverage and protection.


Apartment Contents Insurance Key Points

Coverage: Owner-occupied apartment contents insurance primarily covers personal belongings and possessions that are within the apartment, including furniture, electronics, appliances, clothing, and other valuables. It ensures the owner can recover financially if their belongings are stolen or damaged due to insured events.

Coverage Limits: When selecting an apartment contents insurance policy, consider the coverage limits provided. Ensure that the policy adequately covers the total value of your belongings. Conducting a comprehensive inventory of your possessions and estimating their value can help you determine the appropriate coverage limit.

Liability Coverage: Some owner-occupied apartment contents insurance policies may include liability coverage. Liability coverage protects the owner if someone is injured within their apartment due to an accident, covering legal costs and medical expenses associated with the incident. Liability coverage is particularly important if you have guests or tenants in your apartment.

Excess: The excess is the amount you're responsible for paying out of pocket before the insurance coverage kicks in. When you claim against your apartment contents insurance policy, the insurance company will typically deduct the excess amount from the total claim settlement. For example, if you have a policy with a €250 excess and you make a claim for €1,000, the insurance company will pay you €750 (€1,000 - €250), and you will be responsible for paying the €250 excess.

It's essential to consider the excess amount carefully when choosing an apartment contents insurance policy. While a higher excess can help reduce premium costs, you should ensure that you can comfortably afford to pay the excess if you need to make a claim. It's a good idea to review the excess amount and the terms and conditions of the policy before purchasing insurance to clearly understand your financial obligations in the event of a claim.

Additional Coverage Options: Some contents insurance policies offer additional coverage options, such as adding All Risks Cover which will cover your valuables such as jewellery, mobile phones and bikes both inside and outside your apartment. 


Allianz Apartment Contents Insurance

Here at Allianz, our Apartment Contents Insurance comes with many benefits. For example:

  • Cover for your home office equipment worth up to €4,000 in any policy year is included. 
  • We automatically include cover up to €1,300 for visitors' possessions damaged or destroyed in your home.
  • Accidental damage to audio and audio-visual equipment up to €1,300.
  • You can add your personal effects outside your home to your premium, at an additional cost.
  • Free Emergency Home Assistance available 24/7, 365 days a year. 

As you can see, having a contents insurance policy for your apartment is an investment in safeguarding what matters most. This coverage provides the security and reassurance you need to know that your belonging are protected, and your apartment remains a true reflection of who you are. Don't wait for a moment of regret - take the proactive step of protecting your apartment and its contents today. 


How can I get a quote for Apartment Contents Insurance?

We've made this part super quick and easy. For the best price, get an Allianz Apartment Contents Insurance quote online and save 10% on a new policy. 


Allianz p.l.c. is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Standard acceptance criteria and policy conditions apply. 

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