Children Prove Costly Around The Home

Published: 8/20/2010

Apart from all the other costs associated with having children Abbey National are warning parents that home insurance is essential so as to be covered for likely accidents.

Each year, according to a new Abbey National study, children cause damage costing more than GBP500 million across 2.5 million homes in the UK. It is the toddlers who are the ones to watch, as the study revealed those aged between 1 and 5 cause nearly a quarter of all the household accidents.

The Abbey National data also showed boys to be twice as troublesome as girls in the household damage stakes, while the most common home insurance claims for damage caused by children are on paint or wallpaper, furniture and items being broken.