AXA First

AXA First is our home insurance product designed for customers who want simple, straightforward home insurance but don’t want to compromise on quality. So, whether your customer is a first time buyer or downsizing to a smaller property, AXA First can offer them value for money home insurance. AXA First is a bedroom rated product, making it easy to trade and therefore easier for you to do business with us.

AXA Extra

With broad limits and competitive premiums, AXA Extra is the perfect choice for the majority of your customers. The fantastic levels of cover offer peace of mind and scope necessary for this part of the market.

AXA Advanced

Every customer is unique, and in today’s market, a one size fits all insurance product just isn’t enough. We recognise that some customers’ lifestyles require enhanced, tailored household protection and it’s with this more affluent customer in mind, that we have designed AXA Advanced.

AXA Exclusive

For many people, standard insurance policies simply don’t meet their needs. Changing lifestyles mean that they need more from their home insurance. Increasingly, customers need things like worldwide contents cover, cover for high value items, business equipment cover and generous levels of buildings and contents cover.

High Value Home

Our high value home insurance tailorMade is an international solution underwritten by AXA ART. tailorMade Home covers buildings (including listed), contents, art, collectibles and jewellery. Motor, Travel, Legal Expenses and Home Emergency can also be included in the policy.

AXA Residential Let

AXA Residential Let is our new household product designed for landlords who want a simple, no frills competitive policy without compromising on quality of cover. We know some landlords only require lower levels of cover for their property and AXA Residential Let ensures they receive the right cover at the right price.

AXA Buy to Let

Our Buy to Let product is specifically designed to meet the needs of small investors and landlords. We’re sure we can offer your customers the right level of cover for their buy to let investment at the right price. 

If an insured property becomes permanently unoccupied, what steps do I need to take?

It is not our intention to provide indefinite cover for a permanently unoccupied property, therefore if it becomes permanently unoccupied please contact us on 0330 024 6884.

What should I do if the policyholder has gone into a nursing home, hospital or taking an extended holiday?

If the property becomes temporarily unoccupied the policy can remain in force; however, the policy cover will reduce once the unoccupied period specified in the policy wording has elapsed.

  • AXA First - 30 Days
  • AXA Extra - 30 Days
  • AXA Exclusive - 60 Days
  • AXA Advanced - 60 Days

The following covers and causes are excluded after the unoccupied period stated in the policy wording has elapsed:

  • Escape of Water
  • Escape of Oil
  • Malicious people/Malicious damage
  • Accidental damage
  • Accidental loss
  • Theft
  • Mirrors and Glass
  • Domestic heating oil
  • Metered water
  • Garden plants
  • Temporary removal

If the property becomes permanently unoccupied please contact us on 0330 024 6884.

What happens if the policyholder has passed away?

When someone passes away their estate will go into probate until it is established who should inherit the property and all legal aspects relating to the estate are completed. During this time any financial issues relating to the estate are handled by the executor(s) of the estate.

The executors could be a family member or a solicitor. They will be able to deal with all issues relating to the insurance. Whilst the policy is in probate the title can be changed to “The Executors Of ………..”

Please ensure you comply with the DPA before changing any details or instructing us to do so.

If the property becomes temporarily unoccupied the policy can remain in force; however, the policy cover will reduce once the unoccupied period specified in the policy wording has elapsed.

  • AXA First - 30 Days
  • AXA Extra - 30 Days
  • AXA Exclusive - 60 Days
  • AXA Advanced - 60 Days

The following covers and causes are excluded after the unoccupied period stated in the policy wording has elapsed:

  • Escape of Water
  • Escape of Oil
  • Malicious damage
  • Accidental damage
  • Accidental loss
  • Theft
  • Mirrors and Glass
  • Domestic heating oil
  • Metered water
  • Garden plants
  • Temporary removal

If the property becomes permanently unoccupied please contact us on 0330 024 6884.

What terms apply in between lets/tenants?

Buy to Let

It is a condition of the policy that if the private residence is not lived in for 7 consecutive days or more whilst untenanted, you must ensure that:

  • the gas, electricity and water is turned off at the mains and the water or heating system is drained or
  • the private residence is maintained at a temperature no less than 10 degrees Celsius and
  • the premises are visited at least once every 7 days

If the private residence has been unoccupied (not lived in) for 60 or more consecutive days the following covers and causes are excluded:

  • Escape of Water or frost damage
  • Escape of oil
  • Malicious people/Malicious Damage
  • Accidental damage
  • Accidental loss
  • Theft
  • Glass and sanitaryware
  • Mirrors and glass
  • Domestic heating oil
  • Metered water

Residential Let

It is a condition of the policy that if the private residence is not lived in for 7 consecutive days or more whilst untenanted, you must ensure that:

  • the gas, electricity and water is turned off at the mains and the water or heating system is drained or
  • the private residence is maintained at a temperature no less than 10 degrees Celsius and
  • the premises are visited at least once every 7 days

If the private residence has been unoccupied (not lived in) for 45 or more consecutive days the following covers and causes are excluded:

  • Escape of Water or frost damage
  • Escape of oil
  • Malicious people/Malicious Damage
  • Accidental damage
  • Accidental loss
  • Theft and theft by tenants
  • Glass and sanitaryware
  • Domestic heating oil
  • Metered water

I need to back-date a policy, what information do I need to provide?

If you have issued cover which was not required by the insured due to automatically renewing in error, or a house move has fallen through, AXA will agree to back date the cancellation rather than treat as dual insurance. Dual insurance will only be considered where 2 policies have been in force because the insured purchased more than one policy in error. See Dual insurance faq below for more detail.

To enable us to review your request, please ensure you send us the necessary supporting documentation:

Reason Acceptable Proof Unacceptable proof

Dual insurance

Alternative insurance schedule

Alternative insurance schedule for proving sale of previous property

Property sold

Proof of sale

Utility bills at a different address than noted on the policy

Confirmation email from alternate insurer / broker

Please email us including the following information along with your supporting evidence:

  • Policy Number
  • Policyholder's Name
  • Policyholder's Address
  • Renewal date
  • Effective date of cancellation
  • Cancellation reason

When we receive your email we’ll contact you so you can process the backdated cancellation (subject to satisfactory information being provided).

To process a dual insurance request, what information do I need to provide?

Occurs when two or more policies have been in force for the same risk due to customer error. For example, a customer is unaware that they hold a policy with Direct Line and then purchased an additional policy with AXA. The policy was required and paid for, therefore both insurers are liable for claims. The cover must be like for like for dual insurance to be considered. AXA will consider a 50% refund of the premiums paid to us for the duplicated cover period, up to a maximum of three years, unless claims have been submitted on either policy.

What information do I need to provide in order to process a dual insurance request:

Download the dual insurance form, complete your broker details and External policy ref, and forward to the other insurance company for completion. Once completed, they/you should return to the following email address Brokerhelp.ins@axa-insurance.co.uk, with Dual insurance refund request typed in the subject line, where AXA will authorise the refund.

Where claims have been paid by AXA - There will be no refund of premium for the year that claim was made, for all other years claims will be considered in line with above.

Where claims paid under the other insurance - AXA will provide a 100% refund for the years where claims were paid on the other policy. For all other years, refunds will be provided in accordance with above.

How do I check the status of a claim?

Have you registered for eServe?

Yes - Login to eServe and track the claim.

No - Visit the eServe pages to learn about our online tracking tool, eServe and how to register.

What is the definition of general contents?

AXA First

Household goods (including tenants' fixtures, fittings and interior decorations), frozen foods, personal effects, office equipment, valuables and money are included provided that they belong to you or your family or you or your family are legally responsible for them and they are mainly used for private purposes.

The following items are not included in this definition:

  • Vehicles or Craft
  • Any living creature
  • Documents
  • Lottery tickets and raffle tickets
  • Any part of the structure of the buildings, other than fixtures and fittings, for which you are responsible as the tenant

For further information, visit the AXA First product page where you can download the policy wording.

AXA Extra

Household goods (including tenants' fixtures, fittings and interior decorations), frozen foods, personal effects, office equipment, valuables, business equipment and money are included provided that they belong to you or your family or you or your family are legally responsible for them and with the exception of business equipment they are mainly used for private purposes.

The following items are not included in this definition:

  • Vehicles or Craft
  • Any living creature
  • Documents
  • Lottery tickets and raffle tickets
  • Any part of the structure of the buildings, other than fixtures and fittings, for which you are responsible as the tenant

For further information, visit the AXA Extra product page where you can download the policy wording.

AXA Advanced

Household goods including furniture, furnishings, tenants' fixtures and fittings, interior decorations and carpets, garden equipment, freestanding domestic appliances. food and drink (except wine collections over £5,000), office equipment, aerials and satellite dishes, unfixed outdoor items, personal effects, valuables, fine art, antiques and collectables, money and business equipment are included provided that they belong to you or your family or you or your family are legally responsible for them and with the exception of business equipment they are mainly used for private purposes.

The following items are not included in this definition:

  • Vehicles or Craft
  • Any living creature
  • Documents
  • Downloaded audio/visual files
  • Any part of the structure of the buildings, other than fixtures and fittings, for which you are responsible as the tenant

For further information, visit the AXA Advanced product page where you can download the policy wording.

AXA Exclusive

Definitions are listed as:

Household Goods

This includes tenant's fixtures, fittings, and interior decorations.

Personal effects

Clothes and items of strictly personal nature likely to be worn, used or carried. For example MP3 players, mobile phones and also sports equipment and pedal cycles. This does not include valuables or money.

Valuables

Jewellery (including costume jewellery), watches and fine art antiques and collectables.

Fine art antiques and collectables:

  • Works of art including pictures
  • Paintings
  • Drawings
  • Etchings
  • Photographs
  • Prints
  • Manuscripts
  • Tapestries
  • Rugs
  • Porcelain
  • Glass
  • Sculptures
  • Statues
  • Collection of stamps, coins, and medals
  • Articles of gold, silver and other precious metals

This does not include antique furniture, books, jewellery, furs and guns.

Money

  • Coins and bank notes in current use
  • Cheques
  • Postal orders
  • Postage stamps which are not part of a collection, trading stamps, premium bonds, saving stamps or certificates
  • Luncheon vouchers
  • Music book or similar tokens
  • Money orders
  • Travel tickets including season tickets
  • Petrol coupons
  • Gift tokens
  • Phonecards
  • Pre-booked event and entertainment tickets
  • Electronic money cards

This does not include credit card, cheque card or dispenser card liability. This cover is provided under Contents worldwide cover 14 Credit card liability.

Business equipment

All computers and equipment (excluding data) used for business trade, profession or employment purposes which includes stock but excludes business money.

For further information, visit the AXA Exclusive product page where you can download the policy wording.

What is the definition of valuables?

AXA ABC

This means jewellery (including costume jewellery), articles of or containing gold, silver or other precious metals, cameras (which includes video cameras and camcorders), binoculars, watches, furs, paintings, and other works of art, collections of stamps, coins and medals.

For further information, visit the AXA ABC product page where you can download the policy wording.

AXA First

Jewellery (including costume jewellery), articles of or containing gold, silver or other precious metals, cameras (which includes video cameras, camcorders and digital cameras), binoculars, watches, furs, paintings and other works of art and collections of stamps, coins and medals.

For further information, visit the AXA First product page where you can download the policy wording.

AXA Extra

Jewellery (including costume jewellery), articles of or containing gold, silver or other precious metals, cameras (which includes video cameras, camcorders and digital cameras), binoculars, watches, furs, paintings and other works of art and collections of stamps, coins and medals.

For further information, visit the AXA Extra product page where you can download the policy wording.

AXA Advanced

Jewellery (including costume jewellery), watches, furs and fine art, antiques and collectables.

Individual items, collections and sets that have artistic or historical value, or are rare or unique including:

  • Paintings, drawings, etchings, photographs, prints, manuscripts, sculptures, statues and other works of art
  • Tapestries and rugs
  • Stamps, coins and medals
  • Articles of or containing gold, silver, or other precious metals or gemstones
  • Collectable items made of china, glass or porcelain
  • Other antique items including furniture, books, clocks and barometers
  • Wine collections greater than £5,000 in value
  • Guns

This does not include music collections or collections of books or other memorabilia that are not antique, historical, rare or unique or jewellery, watches or furs.

For further information, visit the AXA Advanced product page where you can download the policy wording.

AXA Exclusive

Jewellery (including costume jewellery), watches and fine art antiques and collectables.

Works of art including pictures, paintings, drawings, etchings, photographs, prints, manuscripts, tapestries, rugs, porcelain, glass, sculptures, statues, collections of stamps, coins, and medals and articles of gold, silver or other precious metals. This does not include antique furniture, books, jewellery, furs and guns.

For further information, visit the AXA Exclusive product page where you can download the policy wording.

What is the definition of personal possessions?

AXA ABC

Personal effects:

  • Clothes and articles of a strictly personal nature likely to be worn, used or carried
  • Portable radios
  • Portable TVs
  • Sports equipment
  • Pedal cycles

It does not include valuables or money.

Valuables:

  • Jewellery (including costume jewellery)
  • Articles of or containing gold, silver or precious metals
  • Cameras (which includes video cameras and camcorders)
  • Binoculars
  • Watches
  • Furs
  • Paintings and other works of art
  • Collections of stamps, coins and medals

Money:

  • Coins
  • Bank notes in current use
  • Postal orders
  • Postage stamps which are not part of a collection
  • Trading stamps
  • Premium bonds
  • Saving stamps or certificates
  • Luncheon vouchers
  • Record book or similar tokens
  • Money orders
  • Travel tickets including season tickets
  • Petrol coupons
  • Gift tokens
  • Phonecards
  • Pre-booked event and entertainment tickets
  • Electronic money cards

For further information, visit the AXA ABC product page where you can download the policy wording.

AXA First

Personal effects:

Clothes and items of a personal nature likely to be worn, used or carried. For example portable radios and TVs, handheld games consoles, MP3 players, mobile phones and sports equipment.

Valuables:

  • Jewellery (including costume jewellery)
  • Articles of or containing gold, silver or precious metals
  • Cameras (which includes video cameras and camcorders and digital cameras)
  • Binoculars
  • Watches
  • Furs
  • Paintings and other works of art
  • Collections of stamps, coins and medals

Money:

  • Coins and banknotes in current use
  • Cheques
  • Postal orders
  • Postage stamps which are not part of a collection
  • Trading stamps
  • Premium bonds
  • Saving stamps or certificates
  • Luncheon vouchers
  • Record book or similar tokens
  • Money orders
  • Travel tickets including season tickets
  • Petrol coupons
  • Gift tokens
  • Phonecards
  • Pre-booked event and entertainment tickets
  • Electronic money cards

This does not include credit card, cheque card or cash dispenser card liability.

For further information, visit the AXA First product page where you can download the policy wording.

AXA Extra

Personal effects:

Clothes and items of a personal nature likely to be worn, used or carried. For example portable radios and TVs, handheld games consoles, MP3 players, mobile phones and sports equipment.

Valuables:

  • Jewellery (including costume jewellery)
  • Articles of or containing gold, silver or precious metals
  • Cameras (which includes video cameras and camcorders and digital cameras)
  • Binoculars
  • Watches
  • Furs
  • Paintings and other works of art
  • Collections of stamps, coins and medals

Money:

  • Coins and banknotes in current use
  • Cheques
  • Postal orders
  • Postage stamps which are not part of a collection
  • Trading stamps
  • Premium bonds
  • Saving stamps or certificates
  • Luncheon vouchers
  • Record book or similar tokens
  • Money orders
  • Travel tickets including season tickets
  • Petrol coupons
  • Gift tokens
  • Phonecards
  • Pre-booked event and entertainment tickets
  • Electronic money cards

This does not include credit card, cheque card or cash dispenser card liability.

For further information, visit the AXA Extra product page where you can download the policy wording.

AXA Advanced

All contents are covered worldwide.

Please see definitions of contents in your policy booklet to understand what is covered.

For further information, visit the AXA Advanced product page where you can download the policy wording.

AXA Exclusive

All contents are covered worldwide.

Please see definitions of contents in your policy booklet to understand what is covered.

For further information, visit the AXA Exclusive product page where you can download the policy wording.

What are the unspecified limits?

Product Unspecified items

AXA First

  • Min Sum Insured £250
  • Max Sum Insured £5,000
  • Single item limit £2,200
  • Any one pedal cycle £400

AXA Extra, AXA Extra Plus & Broker Network/Countrywide AXA Extra

  • Min Sum Insured £250
  • Max Sum Insured £15,000
  • Single item limit £10,00
  • Any one pedal cycle £10,000
  • Max £25,000 in total for all personal possessions (including specified items)

AXA Exclusive

Contents covered for worldwide all risks automatically.

  • Single item limit £10,000
  • Any one pedal cycle £10,000

AXA Advanced

Contents covered for worldwide all risks automatically.

  • Single item limit £15,000
  • Any one pedal cycle £15,000

AXA Buy to Let & Residential Let

Not covered

What are the specified limits?

Product Specified items

AXA First

  • Max £2,000 any one item
  • Max £1,500 any one cycle
  • Max £3,000 total for all cycles
  • Max £5,000 in total for all personal possessions (including unspecified items)

AXA Extra, AXA Extra Plus & Broker Network/Countrywide AXA Extra

  • Max £15,000 any one item
  • Max £10,000 any one cycle
  • Max £25,000 in total for all personal possessions (including unspecified items)

AXA Exclusive

  • Contents covered for worldwide all risks automatically
  • Specified Single item limit: £25,000
  • Total limit for specified items must be included in the contents sum insured
  • Specified items can be added under the contents section or personal possessions section

AXA Advanced

  • Contents covered for worldwide all risks automatically
  • Specified Single item limit: £25,000
  • Specified pedal cycle £15,000
  • Total limit for specified items must be included in the contents sum insured
  • Specified items can be added under the contents section or personal possessions section

AXA ABC

  • Max £10,000 any one item
  • Max £1,500 any one cycle
  • Max £25,000 in total for all personal possessions (including unspecified items)

My client has informed me their property is about to undergo structural alterations / extensions and renovations, what information do I need?

For MTA's and New Business we would like you to refer these instances and it would be helpful if you could establish the following information before contacting us:

Type of work being carried out;

  • Cosmetic Works e.g. Fitting a new kitchen and/or bathroom / new windows etc…
  • Minor Works e.g. Loft Conversions / New Porch</li
  • Major Works e.g. Two or more storey's being extended</li

If the alteration means that the finished construction will no longer be acceptable to us (i.e. number of bedrooms/rooms/bathrooms or above sum insured limits) then cover will be DECLINED.

  • Buildings sum insured must be adequate to cover the rebuild cost once work is completed
  • Occupancy of property whilst work is being undertaken.

Once you have established the above information please contact us on 0330 024 6884.

My client has declared non-clerical business use at the risk address, what information do they need to give me?

For MTA's and New Business we would like you to refer to AXA and it would be helpful if you could establish the following information before contacting us:

  • Type of business
  • Where applicable, how many visitors go to the insured property each week - all visitors should be by appointment only
  • Sum insured of all Business equipment and stock kept at the risk address
  • Do any employees work at the property?
  • Is specific business insurance held elsewhere?

Once you have established the above information please contact us on 0330 024 6884.