Irish Independent: Your Questions – Home Insurance


According to Deirdre McCarthy of, there has always been a lot of confusion when it comes to how to value your home insurance. Rather than focusing on the sale price, you need to look at the rebuild cost of your house. The Society of Chartered Surveyors has a useful calculator on its website that will give you a good indication of this cost. Once you have worked this out then you must look at valuing your contents.