Given that nearly a year ago we moved house, it is also nearly time to renew our house insurance. Sure enough a reminder arrived from our broker with a quote for the upcoming twelve months. Looking it through it seemed a reasonable price, but since there are so many adverts at the moment offering a third off or free contents insurance if you have buildings cover I thought I would shop around.
I found several quotes that were close to the one offered by our broker, slightly higher (a few pounds) but offering a greater level of cover. Given that we would rather be slightly over insured that under insured, I phoned our agent to give them an opportunity to match the quotes.
They seemed reluctant to do anything. I explained that our particular concern was with our buildings cover, and wasn't prepared to proceed without at least increasing that. I also asked for an up-to-date policy booklet so that I could see exactly what we were buying. I'm not sure whether or not I will see that.
I'll wait and see what they send out, if anything, but I won't be holding my breath!