RateCity.com.au
  1. Home
  2. Home Insurance
  3. Articles

Home Insurance articles & news

Need to know all about home insurance? Let RateCity help fill in the gaps of your knowledge with our home insurance team.

Jodie Humphries

Personal Finance Editor

Does contents insurance cover moving house?

If you’ve got content insurance, you’re probably wondering if your possessions will be protected if they don’t get to their destination in one piece.

Home Insurance

09 Feb, 2023

4 min read

Does contents insurance cover moving house?
Peter Terlato

Personal Finance Editor

When should you buy home insurance?

Home insurance needs differ from household to household, so when should you consider taking out a policy on your property? Consult our handy checklist to learn all about home insurance in Australia.

Home Insurance

09 Feb, 2023

6 min read

When should you buy home insurance?
Mark Bristow

Personal Finance Editor

Can you claim home insurance on taxes?

In most instances, you cannot claim home insurance as an expense on your taxes, because homes are used for personal purposes. However, according to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), you may claim some portion of the home insurance expense if you use your residence to run your home-based business.

Home Insurance

16 Dec, 2022

4 min read

Can you claim home insurance on taxes?
Mark Bristow

Personal Finance Editor

What does homeowner's insurance cover?

Home insurance covers the cost of repairing your property if it is damaged or destroyed in an insurable event. These events could include natural disasters such as storms or fires, unfortunate circumstances such as falling trees, or criminal activity such as break-ins or vandalism.  

Home Insurance

28 Nov, 2022

5 min read

What does homeowner's insurance cover?
Peter Terlato

Personal Finance Editor

Are bikes covered under home insurance?

A bicycle might be your primary mode of transportation, a means of commuting between work and home, a way to get around on the weekend or perhaps, like the titular character on the hit TV show Seinfeld, it’s hanging on a wall in your home, “just for show”.

Home Insurance

17 Nov, 2022

3 min read

Are bikes covered under home insurance?