Storage Insurance

  • Great value cover - most customers save money with us*
  • Wide ranging cover - both external and internal storage types covered
  • Goods in transit cover as standard
  • Instant proof of cover provided
  • Cover for theft, fire, flood and more
Product rating: 4.9 based on over 590 ratings

What is Storage Insurance?

Storage Insurance is a specialist insurance product designed to cover your personal and business items against the specific risks associated with storing them away from home. Storage Insurance covers your belongings whilst they are being stored in approved storage locations. Our storage insurance also covers your possessions whilst in transit to and from a storage location with goods in transit cover included as standard. Typically, self storage insurance is a requirement when using reputable storage facilities.

Why do I need Storage Insurance?

When your goods are stored away from your home or business premises, it is very unlikely that they are covered by your household or business insurance.  Some companies may provide limited cover in these circumstances, but, this often has exclusions and inadequate cover limits. Storage insurance covers your belongings against the specific risks associated with storing them. Choosing a dedicated storage insurance provider will ensure you get the best, most appropriate cover for the risks involved whilst you continue to store your belongings.

Why choose us for your Self Storage Insurance?

  • Excellent value cover – most customer save money with us
  • Goods in transit included as standard
  • Most storage types covered – including containers
  • UK based dedicated staff – no impersonal call centres
  • Zero excess on standard policies
  • Dedicated claims handler in the event of a claim

As well as offering exceptional value for money and wide-ranging cover, our policies are underwritten by Faraday Underwriting - Syndicate 435 at Lloyd's, offering you the backing of one of the oldest and most respected financial institutions in the UK.

What storage types does your storage insurance cover?

Our storage insurance covers your goods stored in a wide variety of storage types as listed below. For more information on different storage types, visit our resources page.

  • Externally stored metal container
  • Internal storage with an external access
  • Internal, individual secure, lockable room
  • Internally stored metal container
  • Warehouse crates, internally stored wooden containers or 'Deep' storage
*compared to policies provided by storage providers.

What's not covered?

  • Radioactive contamination
  • War
  • Sonic Bangs
  • Existing Damage
  • Failure of computers and electrical equipment
  • Terrorism
  • Uninsurable risks (see full policy details for detailed information on exclusions)

Comparative Costs

Our insurance is far cheaper than buying direct from the storage provider. See below the comparative quotes we were given in June 2020 for £5000 of insurance cover for one month from local storage providers. Compare this with the costs when buying direct from Store Insure.

Self-storage provider £5,000 of cover
Lok n Store Exeter £32.50
Armadillo (Big Yellow) Exeter £27.08
Safestore Exeter £33.58
Store Insure £21.80

Savings over 12 months

Self-storage provider Store Insure Savings
Lok n Store Exeter Saving - £128.40
Armadillo (Big Yellow) Exeter Saving - £63.36
Safestore Exeter Saving - £141.36

When buying your storage insurance from Store Insure you are buying direct from an independent insurance broker who can provide expert advice.

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Business Storage Insurance

As space is becoming ever more precious, more and more businesses are turning to storage facilities to free up space in cluttered work environments.  Self storage offers the ultimate flexible additional space and is undoubtedly cheaper than the equivalent square footage in office, industrial or retail space.

Keeping business assets which are stored off-site, insured and protected is as important as keeping your business premises and everything inside it safe.  Our business storage insurance covers all the same risks as our personal storage insurance.

Frequently asked questions

What is Storage Insurance?

It covers your possessions from theft or damage whilst in an approved storage facility. It can also cover your possessions whilst in transit to and from the storage location.

Do I need to specify my storage unit?

No. The policy covers any number of storage units at the location that you specify.

My storage site/location is not listed, how do I add it?

You can request a site to be added.

If this is urgent, please call us between 9am and 5pm - Monday to Fridays and we will endeavour to add the site immediately, if it is acceptable.

Does my household insurance cover goods in storage?

It is unlikely that a home insurance policy will cover goods in storage on a permanent basis.

We recommend that you check any household insurance that you may hold to see if you are already insured for goods in storage.

Is Moth and Vermin cover included?

Moth and Vermin cover is automatically included if the access to your storage unit is not external.

If the entrance or exit to or from your own lockable room or unit is from the outside, the cover is not provided.

In the Quote process, this is called Internal Storage with Internal Access, a picture is provided at the point of sale to clarify this.

What type of Goods can I Insure?

Essentially there are two types of goods that can be insured. These are Personal Possessions/Household Goods that are normally kept at private residential addresses, these are sometimes referred to as Contents in a Home Insurance policy.

We can also insure certain business goods as well, a list of business goods can be found within the Quote and Buy process. We are unable to offer insurance for Caravans, Motor Homes, Motor Cars and certain other items.

I have a question, who do I ask ?

GM Insurance Brokers can answer any question during their opening hours.

To keep things really quick for all of our customers, please use the Chat facility.

We are open from Monday to Friday, 9am until 5pm, excluding Bank Holidays.

Alternatively, please ask us a question by email at; sales@store-insure.co.uk, or call us on 01392 346531.

Can I renew my policy when it runs out?

The policy is not a renewable policy, but you can click on the “Arrange New Cover” link in the “My Policies” page to arrange further insurance.

Is Personal Jewellery insured?

The policy covers up to 10% of the total sum insured for items of jewellery. There is also a single article limit of £500 for any one single item of jewellery.

We recommend that high value items of jewellery are kept elsewhere, like a bank, in a safety deposit box. Separate insurance should be arranged for items of high value at other locations.

What is the definition of Valuables?

Valuables are defined as;
Jewellery, watches, furs, items or sets or collections of gold, silver or other precious metals, works of art, sets of stamps, coins or medals all belonging to you.

But not:
Property more specifically insured by any other policy.
Property held or used for any profession, Business or employment.

How much should I insure for?

You should always insure for the new replacement cost of all items in storage.

Self Storage Industry

The Self Storage Industry is going from strength to strength with people opting to store possessions away from home for a variety of reasons, maybe you are between homes, trying to de-clutter your house for marketing or need to store bulky sports or leisure equipment.  We have even heard of people renting a storage unit to act as a gym!   Our comprehensive self storage insurance will cover your stored goods, and includes cover for your goods in transit.   With policies available from one to twelve months with a minimum sum assured of just £2000.00 our storage insurance policy is one of the most competitive around.  Cover is valid for your goods in a variety of storage types, including external metal container storage, internal, individual lockable rooms and interior storage with exterior access.

You can arrange cover, instantly, online and our secure members area means that you can easily renew your storage insurance policy if you need more time, 365 days a year.  With cover for Moth and Vermin included, as well as risk from flood, sprinkler damage, lightning,  explosion and fire, your stored goods will be covered against a wide variety of risks.  Cover is available for both personal possessions and business goods and stock.  See the IPID document for Product Information regarding Household Goods and Personal Possessions in Storage and see our Summary of Cover for details of cover for Business Goods.

With over 1900 storage locations already approved, Store Insure are one of the leading providers of self storage insurance in the UK.  Our storage insurance policy is underwritten by Lloyds so you can be confident our cover is market leading.  Don't worry if your location is not listed yet, we can add it for you, just send us a request.

For an instant quote and instant cover, click though to our online quote now.  If you need any more information try our online chat or give us a call.

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