Self Storage Insurance: What You Need To Know

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Self storage insurance is not something one should ignore or undervalue. It’s a necessary expense that needs careful attention. The first thing most people do when considering self storage is searching online for a storage facility in the area they want. Next, they look at several websites to find the price of renting a self storage unit. Although prices are generally clearly displayed, remember to check the fine print and find out if there are any additional costs.

Often the price on the website or advert doesn’t include add-on’s like self storage insurance. Always make sure you know what’s included in the quote. This includes Continue reading

Pros and Cons Of 24 Hour Self Storage Facilities

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Although many companies provide 24 hour self storage access, as their sites are unmanned, it’s a hotly debated topic. There certainly are pros and cons to unmanned sites and the right answer depends on which side of the table you’re sitting. For some, it presents great opportunities while others don’t share the same sentiment.

What if you need help with something? If the site is unmanned but general access is allowed, how does that impact your insurance cover? If storing business items and staff members are going in and out for stock, are they safe? Continue reading

Do I need contents insurance when using self storage?

contents insurance policy documentThere are many reasons for putting household items into self storage. Moving house, renting out your home or undergoing renovations are just a few. Whatever the reason for using self storage there are 2 questions we often get asked:

1. Are my belongings still covered by my home insurance policy when they’re in storage?
2. Does my home insurance cover my belongings when I’m moving them into storage?

The answer is not straightforward. It can be, yes, no or a bit of both! It will depend on the home contents insurance policy you currently have and you should always check with your provider before you start moving your belongings. Continue reading

Do I need self-storage insurance?

 

SpaceCentreUnit‘If it’s worth storing, it’s worth insuring.’ It’s a commonly used phrase in the world of self-storage. Will I need additional self-storage insurance when using a storage centre is the most common questions we get asked by clients. The answer? Well, it’s very much up to you. However, it’s widely accepted that while storage centres are normally safe, secure and free from damp, your goods will be exposed to a higher risk of loss, damage or both than when they are inside the home. And remember, your Home Contents Insurance policy is unlikely to cover any goods that are either in transit or in storage. If your personal insurance policy doesn’t provide cover and you need storage in the North Bristol or Gloucestershire areas, why not contact us for a free quote on Self-storage insurance.

“Here at Space Centre Self Storage we encourage clients to discuss with us the reasons why insurance is a good idea when you are moving so many items of value in and out of storage,” said Lucinda Dangerfield, director of Space Centre Self Storage. Continue reading