Insurance Age

Brits leave billions of goods unattended in holiday homes

The findings show that British holiday property owners have an average of £15,200 of contents in their homes-away-from-home, while some risk leaving more than £100,000 of personal belongings in their second homes.

This can cause problems because second home are often left vacant for months at a time. Indeed infrequent homeowner visits are the biggest reason for homes being left lying empty; two-thirds of those with holiday homes admit to personally visiting their property no more than every