We take out insurance policies to cover our homes, loved ones and possessions in case the day comes when things go catastrophically wrong.
The documents involved in the process can be long and difficult for many of us to understand.
In the event of that cover ever being needed, you do not want to find you have invalidated your policy because of a simple error which could easily have been avoided.
Personal finance experts at money.co.uk have put together a 10 list of mistakes or oversights it has encountered - some of which have left customers with hefty bills.
The company has also included detailed advice on how to avoid making any of these most common insurance slip-ups.
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