Is building insurance compulsory?
If you are planning to buy your home with a mortgage, your lender will require that you take out buildings insurance.
Buildings insurance is compulsory if you are planning on buying you home through a mortgage lender. In general, buildings insurance is a condition of the mortgage and must be enough to cover the outstanding mortgage. If you don’t have a mortgage but own a property it is advisable to have home insurance as it will protect your property against damage or loss.
Terms, conditions and underwriting criteria may apply.