Home Insurance for owners

KBC Home Insurance for owners

  • Calculate your price now
  • Get your Home Insurance immediately online
  • File insurance claims using our app or by contacting your insurance agent
  • We take care of the repairs from A to Z

Home Insurance for owners

KBC Home Insurance for owners

  • Calculate your price now
  • Get your Home Insurance immediately online
  • File insurance claims using our app or by contacting your insurance agent
  • We take care of the repairs from A to Z

What is Home Insurance?

Home Insurance protects you from the financial risks associated with damage caused to your home and furniture by fire, water, natural disasters, etc.

Is Home Insurance compulsory?

No, Home Insurance is not compulsory by law. We do recommend that you insure your home and its contents against damage. No fewer than 95% of Belgian homeowners have this type of insurance, making it the most popular type of non-life cover.
If you decide to purchase Home Insurance, the insurer is required by law to cover a minimum number of risks, including, fire, storm, hail and natural disasters.

When you purchase Home Insurance, you often have a number of options to choose from, so it is important that you state which types of cover you require. For example, if you have a professionally designed garden you would like to include in the insurance, extend your policy by adding the 'Garden insurance' cover.

What does Home Insurance cover?

Home Insurance covers far more than fire damage alone.
Our Home Insurance covers your home and its contents (including against theft).

  1. Home Insurance
  2. Home Contents Insurance

Depending on your requirements, you can extend your cover by adding the following types of insurance: garden insuranceswimming pool insurance or insurance against leaks from your fuel oil tank (i.e., soil contamination).

Looking to insure your second residence?

1. Home Insurance

What is insured?

You are insured against all unexpected damage to

  • The home itself
  • Its terraces, driveway and fence
  • Any constructions attached to the home

Are you renting out part of your home, or are you renting out your garage? Your tenant is included in the insurance in this case.
If you would also like to insure your garden house, free-standing garage or pool house, we recommend our "detached annexes" cover.
We provide a specific type of cover for swimming pools.

What is not insured?

Damage caused by

  • Surface instability
  • Groundwater or precipitation caused by your cellars or exterior walls not being waterproof
  • Work being carried out on-site
  • Correction of construction flaws

The complete list of exclusions can be found in the general terms and conditions.

Your home is insured against all risks

Home Insurance for owners

Our Home Insurance protects your home from all types of loss and damage, except for a number of exclusions. More detailed information is provided in the General conditions. This ensures that even types of loss and damage not taken into account are fully covered.

Good to know

Do you own an apartment and has the owners’ association purchased owners’ association insurance? In that case, the building is already insured and you are not required to purchase owners’ association insurance. If you want to make sure that your apartment is adequately covered, contact us. We'll look into it and discuss if you need extra cover.

Your third-party liability for loss or damage caused in, around or on the building, the grounds, any adjacent footpaths or their contents is not covered under this policy. This cover is provided under your family insurance.

What is third-party liability insurance (BA)?

Questions about your Home Insurance?

2. Home Contents Insurance

Your home may be well insured, but what about its contents?

What if …

  • …a falling tree were to destroy your garden furniture due to heavy winds?
  • …your dishwasher is destroyed by lightning strike?
  • …someone steals your laptop or jewellery?

KBC Home Insurance for owners automatically covers your home contents, including against theft.

What is insured?

All risks under the General conditions, without minimum claim amount. Examples include the following:

  • Damage caused by things like fire, explosion, storm, hail, lightning, water, collision, and theft or attempted theft to your
    • Home contents: furniture, clothing, bicycles, jewellery, television sets, etc.
    • Pets
    • Motor vehicles and their trailers
  • Home burglary, including theft involving violence, threats or a break-in while you are on holiday or in a public place
  • Theft of home contents outside the home

It is impossible to list all the risks that can damage your home contents. That's why we also provide compensation for damage to the contents of at least 1 250 euros, caused by other, unexpected events.

What is not insured?

  • Loss
  • Deliberate damage
  • Damage caused by flooding or by the overflowing of public sewers to items outside the home
  • Theft of or from a vehicle located elsewhere (i.e., other than in a locked private garage) or on a public road
  • Unique property such as art objects and antiques. We recommend our separate "Valuables" cover for this purpose. For further information, please contact your Insurance Expert.

The complete list of exclusions can be found in the General conditions.

Where are your home contents insured?

  • At the address of your home
  • In your individual garage, even if this is located elsewhere or you are renting the garage
  • In a building or part of a building you do not own, and are leasing or using, such as a student residence
  • In a retirement or care home

If you go on holiday, we will insure your baggage in the holiday home you are renting or in your hotel room.
Your pets are insured everywhere.


Based on your requirements, you can extend your cover to include the following types of insurance:

Garden insurance

Garden Insurance

We cover damage to your garden.
What we consider to be a garden

  • Lawns
  • Trees, shrubs, hedges and any plants in open soil or in pots
  • Ponds, fountains and fish
  • Garden furniture and other movable property decorating your garden

What is insured?

  • Fire, storm, hail, natural disasters
  • Collision
  • Escaped livestock or other domestic animals
  • Spraying damage you did not cause yourself
  • Vandalism and theft

What is not insured?

  • Damage of a temporary nature (trees or shrubs that will recover naturally)
  • Deliberate damage to or destruction of the garden by you or members of your household

The complete list of exclusions can be found in the general terms and conditions.

Theft and compensation for plants

Theft or attempted theft is covered only if your garden is part of your main residence.
If damaged trees, hedges or other plants need replacing, we will replace them with similar young plants.
The loss of value due to the difference in age with the similar young plants is covered up to a maximum of 1,000 euros per plant.
The total compensation for each claim event amounts to 60,000 euros.

Swimming pool insurance

We cover damage to your swimming pool and its accessories.

What is insured?

Swimming pool insurance
  • Your outdoor swimming pool or swimming pond and even the water
  • Jacuzzis
  • Swimming pool pumps, taps, heat pumps, filters, solar collectors and jet streams
  • Lighting, panelling, roller covers, screens and covers
  • Terrace and shower system near your swimming pool

All the accessories and accoutrements to your pool are insured at their full value, including against theft – this means we fully compensate any and all damage and loss.
The swimming pools must be dug into the plot of land belonging to your home. Above-ground pools are only covered if they are constructed from hard materials. 

What is not insured?


  • To your property as a result of your use of such property
  • Caused by cleaning, processing or repair
  • Covered by the warranty or a maintenance contract
  • Caused by corrosion, wear and tear, discolouration, contamination or other gradual damage resulting from exposure to slow-acting influences
  • Caused by peeling, scratches, dents or stains

The complete list of exclusions can be found in the general terms and conditions.

Soil remediation insurance

Soil remediation insurance

If you use fuel oil to heat your house, you are personally responsible for checking the tank on a regular basis and for soil remediation following contamination.

More than 3% of tanks start leaking at some point, often caused by rust. However, contamination may also occur while refilling the tank. You will also be responsible for covering the cost of the soil contamination, i.e., the process of cleaning the contaminated land.

Only fuel oil tanks built less than 40 years ago and with a maximum capacity of 20,000 litres are eligible.
The total compensation for each claim event amounts to 60,000 euros.

What is insured?

We cover both the risk and the practical organisation of the compulsory soil remediation.
We will send an assessor to

  • Determine the nature and seriousness of the pollution
  • Take measures to limit the consequences
  • Inform you of the statutory procedures relating to soil contamination
  • Help you with any formalities to be completed

We will arrange to have remediation works carried out if the contamination is so serious that you are required by law to have the soil remediated.

What is not insured?

  • Contamination that already existed when the cover commenced
  • Costs borne by the government or another body for the remediation of contaminated soil
  • The possible reduction in value of the contaminated soil
  • Pollution and contamination caused by natural disasters

The complete list of exclusions can be found in the general terms and conditions.

Switch to insuring your home at KBC with ease

Cancelling a home insurance elsewhere can be a lot of hassle.

But at KBC, we make things easy for you. When you take out a new policy with us online, we'll immediately show you a form for cancelling your old insurance. All you need to do is to complete the form and send it back to us. We’ll take care of the rest.

You don't even need to send a registered letter to your old insurer.

Good to know

KBC Home Insurance for owners may include one or more of the following types of insurance cover: home insurance, home contents insurance, swimming pool insurance, garden insurance and soil remediation insurance. These are forms of property damage insurance. These forms of insurance cover are intended for owners-residents of private homes who do not use their home for commercial activities or liberal professions. Note: this does not include homes under construction.

  • This product is governed by the laws of Belgium
  • The insurance in this policy applies for a term of one year and will be tacitly renewed, unless it is terminated no later than three months before the principal renewal date.
  • Your intermediary is the first point of contact for any complaints you may have. If no agreement can be reached, please contact KBC Complaints Management: Brusselsesteenweg 100, 3000 Leuven, complaints@kbc.be, tel. 0800 62 084 or + 32 78 15 20 45 (charges apply), fax + 32 16 86 30 38. If you cannot find a suitable solution, you can contact the Belgian insurance industry’s ombudsman service: Ombudsman van de Verzekeringen, de Meeûssquare 35, 1000 Brussels, info@ombudsman.as, www.ombudsman.as. This does not affect your legal rights.

Contact your insurance expert or visit our website to request a quotation for KBC Home Insurance for owners.
KBC Home Insurance for owners is a product of KBC Insurance NV – Professor Roger Van Overstraetenplein 2 – 3000 Leuven – Belgium
VAT No. BE 0403.552.563 – RLP Leuven – IBAN BE43 7300 0420 0601 – BIC KREDBEBB
Company authorised for all classes of insurance under code 0014 (Royal Decree of 4 July 1979; Belgian Official Gazette, 14 July 1979) by the National Bank of Belgium, de Berlaimontlaan 14, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.
Member of the KBC Group

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