July 17, 2012 01:00 ET

Prior Preparation for Parties is Key, Says Swinton

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - July 17, 2012) - As the end of school approaches proms and graduations are on the horizon. Swinton is advising home owners to prepare for the outbreak of festivities and celebrations by ensuring they are covered for any accidental damage in the home.

Millions of secondary school and college pupils leave education each year in addition to the 300,000 students who graduate from University. More and more school leavers and graduates are choosing to have parties and celebrations at home. With the increase of these house parties Swinton have seen a rise in home insurance claims.

Swinton Insurance is warning home owners of the use of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to advertise house parties. Sites such as these are easily accessible to members of the public and advertising parties using this type of social media is a dangerous business. It is warning parents not to let their children broadcast parties on these sites in order to avoid gatecrashers and extensive damage.

Damage from broken souvenirs and valuables to broken windows and doors is common at these types of events and costs can be catastrophic. Swinton Home Insurance is advising home owners they to double check their policies to ensure they are covered for accidental damage. This will come as standard on some policies but may need to be purchased as an add-on if it isn't covered as standard.

Steve Chelton, Claims Manager at Swinton said, "Families are often unaware of the implications of these parties. Many house insurance policies include accidental damage cover as a standard. It is important, however, that they check their policy and use an accidental damage add on if needed," said Steve Chelton, Claims Manager for Swinton.

About Swinton

  • With 553 branches nationwide Swinton is the UK's largest high street insurance retailer

  • Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its branches open for business, and part of the community

  • Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance

  • With a dedicated team of advisors on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates.

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