Trafford Housing Trust

Insuring your belongings

When you rent a property, arrangeing the buildings insurance, which covers the structure of your home along with fixtures and fittings such as the kitchen or bathroom units,  is usually down to the landlord. However, the contents of your home - those items owned by you - are your responsibility.  

Home Contents Insurance

Home contents insurance is an important way to look after your belongings  – those items owned by you and other items in your property that you may be responsible for if damaged due to fire, flood or accidental damage.  Cover can also be provided for personal items including when away from your home plus wheelchairs, mobile scooters, hearing aids, sheds, garages and greenhouses.

Trafford housing trust is working in partnership with thistle insurance services to offer you the chance to insure the contents of your home in an easy and affordable way, Thistle insurance provides flexible payment methods which include fortnightly, monthly or annually by cash using a swipe card,  direct debit credit or Debit cards. The scheme is open to all Trafford Housing Trust tenants, shared owners and leaseholders.


Benefits of the cover

  • No minimum home security requirements
  • The freedom to pay either fortnightly, monthly or annually
  • No yearly commitment,  pay-as-you-go
  • No excess
  • Quick and easy to apply

How to apply or for more information

There are 4 easy ways to contact the My Home Team:

  1. call 0845 337 2463 (it may be cheaper to call 01628 586189 from a mobile) For our joint protection calls may be recorded or monitored.
  2. email them at:
  3. visit their website:  (here you can request a member of the My Home Team to call you back) For our joint protection calls may be recorded or monitored.
  4. Pick up an application pack from one of our area offices as from mid April 2014


Legal Notes:

The National Housing Federation My Home Contents Insurance Scheme is a product name arranged and administered on behalf of the National Housing Federation by Thistle Tenant Risks. A trading style of Thistle Insurance Services Limited. Lloyd's Broker.  Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. A JLT Group Company.  Registered Office: The St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7AW. Registered in England No 00338645. VAT No. 244 2321 96.

The National Housing Federation is an Appointed Representative of Thistle Insurance Services Limited.

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