Nationwide Home Insurance whilst working from home
You are covered by our Home Insurance if you’re doing desk-based work from home, such as working on a computer or laptop. You don’t need to tell us about this.
If you're using business equipment owned by your employer, for example a laptop, it’s their responsibility to insure it. You don’t need to add it to your policy.
Their equipment is not covered under our Home Insurance policy, unless you're responsible for any damage to the equipment under the terms of your employment.
If the business equipment is owned by you, it will be covered under your Contents Insurance. Please check your policy documents for details and limitations.
Leaving your home empty
Usually our policy will cover your unoccupied home for 60 days before restrictions apply.
If you do need to leave your home unoccupied, we have some tips on how to protect it:
Ask a neighbour to keep an eye on your home.
Make sure your windows and doors are locked, remove the keys and set your alarm, if you have one.
Switch off and unplug electrical items.
Turn your gas and water off at the mains unless they are being used for an automatically controlled heating system.
Adding a high value item to your policy
To add a high value item to your policy please call us to update your policy.
Making a claim
Please call us for urgent claims.
You can also make a claim online (link opens in a new window)
Getting in touch
Go to our Contact us page, where you can start a live chat or find our phone number if you need to speak to us.
Home Insurance policy terms and conditions
For full details about what’s covered, please see the policy terms and conditions.