Home insurance plan from council

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ANGUS Council tenants may be able to insure their home contents through the council if a suitable scheme can be identified, neighbourhood services committee agreed at a recent meeting.

At present, the council has no house contents insurance scheme for purchase by tenants, but a recent survey of tenants showed there was a demand for an affordable scheme, administered by the council.

The convener of neighbourhood services, Councillor Donald Morrison, said: “We encourage tenants to take out contents insurance to protect against theft, flood, fire and damage, especially with the more frequent incidences of flash flooding.

“However, we know that insurance can sometimes be seen as a low priority, for example, for families on modest incomes, or who don’t have a bank account and can’t set up a direct debit.”

He added: “We will work to find a suitable insurance provider and hope we might be able to offer contents insurance to tenants for up to £1.50 per week, and so provide them with accessible and affordable cover for their possessions.”

The council will hold technical dialogue with providers of these schemes before procurement.”