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Old 22-11-2011, 2:20 PM
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Angry Homeserve renewal

Hi all
just come off the phone after an exasperating call to Homeserve Customer Services. In a nutshell I paid the introductory policy premium of approx 12 for the external supply pipe 2 years ago. I then had the pipe repaired in Summer 2010. Because of the work my premium increased to 47 a year ago. My new premium (due this week) has gone up to 72. The guy basically couldn't explain why this was so apart from the fact that I had had work done. He also couldn't explain why the premium increase for this claim has taken nearly 18 months to filter through but did, helpfully, point out that premiums have also gone up because of the increasing number of customers taking up their services. So that's alright, then.


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Old 22-11-2011, 2:24 PM
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Try speaking to your house insurance people. I did this in September when Homeserve put their price up to 50ish. The house insurance extra until next February was 5.95.
Worth a try!
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check out the many threads about homeserve as that might make you think twice about renewing anyway.
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I took out AA road recovery in July time 39 with 20 M&S token, with it I got a years free cover for household emergencies.

Just as well, all my electrics went last month and I got excellent service from them, brilliant, and free.

Saved me a fortune
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Old 22-11-2011, 6:09 PM
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thanks for all the kind suggestions team! 2 quick phone calls, one to morethan to upgrade the extent of cover for 11 for the remainder of that policy, followed by one to Homeserve to cancel. Result!
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