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Homeserve Free plumbing & Drainage policy

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    I have today completed on my first property. I rang Thames Water to transfer the account to my name, and they told me about the 'Homeserve Free plumbing & Drainage policy'. It is free for the first 3 months and then £74.25 for the remaining months.

    Has anyone heard of this? Is it worth it?

    I am thinking that for 3 momnths free (after which i can cancel) i would be a fool not to take it out - and then just cancel after 3 months. But with a lot of these 'cancel after 3 months' things i have had problems in the past!

    All advice appreciated.


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    I have a similar with Scottish Gas - took it out because we knew there were serious problems with our heating and boiler, and saved us a few hundred quid on the first call out alone (we've had them round at least a half dozen times since).

    It can actually be a pretty good service, and to be honest, I'd recommend anyone moving into a new home consider a similar kind of plan - when moving into a new home, the last thing you want to have to deal with is serious snags left unchecked by the previous occupant. With a home care plan, at least you know such issues can be addressed quickly and simply, and without any real cost other than the monthly subscription.

    The 3 months free is probably subject to a 12 month subscription, but to be honest, could be worth a full year subscription in the first place - certainly if you even have any basic inkling that there may be issues with your home.


    • #3
      Re: Homeserve Free plumbing & Drainage policy

      Dont touch this with a barge pole!

      In October 2011 all water authorities will be responsible for the water service pipe and drainage within the property boundary.

      If you have a Homeserve Policy you will be wasting your money.

      Insurance for condensing Boilers is another matter!
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