With limited travel back on the agenda, including staycations for many, it pays to think twice before posting a holiday selfie on social media.

Your insurer may think you are advertising the fact that you are away from home, leaving your property unoccupied and your contents at risk. This could invalidate your insurance cover. Unfortunately, more and more criminals are searching social media posts to identify when a property might be empty.

 

If you plan to take a long break, check how many days your cover will remain in place for, as most policies will specify that your home can only be empty for a certain number of consecutive days. It might be worth asking somebody you trust to house sit for you while you’re away.

 

As with all insurance policies, conditions and exclusions will apply. Source: themoneypages.com/insurance

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