Home Contents Insurance

Gentoo would recommend that all tenants and leaseholders to take out contents insurance.

You need to take out your own household insurance either with this special scheme arranged by Aon, through Aviva or by making your own arrangements.

This scheme is open to all Gentoo tenants and leaseholders. Gentoo are the administrator for the scheme.

Payment of the premium 

Insurance premiums can be made weekly along with your rent.

Please see the cost of insurance table for premiums payable

Insurance for your home contents

When you take out this insurance your household goods and contents will be insured whilst in your home. The insurance also covers theft of your keys and the contents in your freezer. There is also cover for personal liability.

Accidental damage and cover away from the home are not covered as standard other than what is detailed in the enclosed policy summary. However, a full accidental damage option and other options to insure your personal belongings, hearing aids, motorised wheelchairs and pedal cycles are available at an additional cost. (See cost of insurance tables and policy summary).

Benefits of your insurance scheme
• No excess payable
• Weekly payment option
• No need for a bank account

New for Old insurance

All your home contents are covered by the policy on a ‘new for old’ basis, with the exception of linen and clothing which will be replaced at their current cost, less an amount for wear and tear. When you are working out the cost of your insurance, you will need to work out how much it will cost to replace the full contents. If you under value your contents this will mean that if you claim you will not get the full value of your claim.

If you wish to apply for the application click here.

Alternatively, you can download the insurance form to the right of this page. You can also call 0191 525 5000