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Legal and General home insurance reviews can tell you how good this product really is. How quickly did you get the policy documents? How well did Legal and General handle your home insurance claim? Our Legal and General home insurance reviews can help...

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Legal and General home insurance reviews can tell you how good this product really is. How quickly did you get the policy documents? How well did Legal and General handle your home insurance claim? Our Legal and General home insurance reviews can help you to find out this and much more. Have you ever had a policy with Legal and General? You can tell us about it by writing your own review below.

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Left laptop on train. Was replaced (since named item) and due to the one we bought no longer being available we ended up with a better one than we started with!... Read more

Left laptop on train. Was replaced (since named item) and due to the one we bought no longer being available we ended up with a better one than we started with!

Was hassle free and call center staff were friendly and helpful throughout. Now have all my insurance through them.

Reviewed on 25th August 2016
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Utterly Appalling Customer Service

I made a home insurance claim in April resulting from a water leak which caused significant damage to my kitchen. The initial call was appalling, I was told to get it sorted and then call back as I was only insured for the damage. Since then my... Read more

I made a home insurance claim in April resulting from a water leak which caused significant damage to my kitchen. The initial call was appalling, I was told to get it sorted and then call back as I was only insured for the damage. Since then my house has been unoccupiable. This happened on the 19th April and for the past 5 months I has been passed from pillar to post. I cannot live in my house and with no indication of any date when reinstatement works might commence my life is on hold. I have dealt with a succession of thier claims management contractors - now on my second company, who never respond, I have spent hours on hold, trying to speak to call handlers who (after call queues of more than 3 hours at times) have been unable to make anything happen. They have been unable to find any alternative accomodation for me and their 70 per week disturbance allowance does not even half cover the cost of my petrol which I am spending in additonal travel. It is the worst service I have ever known.
There has been a significant failing in my case and it is causing untold stress and misery. When I complain I get an auto-response stating that I will hear within eight weeks. The Ombudsman option, is my only option now. Please do not use Legal & General now called Fairmead Insurance - I wish I had read all these negative reviews.

Reviewed on 24th September 2021
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Did everything to avoid paying out

Had damage to an electronic gates circuit board caused by slugs. Claim initially refused as L & G classified slugs as 'vermin'. Having contested this, it was agreed that slugs are not vermin - they are in fact gastropods. So now the claim is refused... Read more

Had damage to an electronic gates circuit board caused by slugs. Claim initially refused as L & G classified slugs as 'vermin'. Having contested this, it was agreed that slugs are not vermin - they are in fact gastropods. So now the claim is refused as I hadn't taken Accidental Damage insurance, which is where they now decide to classify the claim. How on earth is damage caused by slugs 'Accidental Damage'? Whether or not I can give the time to take this to the Financial Ombudsman is debateable, but I certainly will NEVER insure with L & G again.

Reviewed on 5th August 2021
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Items not covered

I have a home contents policy which insures items away from the home,clearly states in bold letters on the schedule but when i put in a claim i was told if i had read the small print in the booklet i would not be covered. I think this is shocking... Read more

I have a home contents policy which insures items away from the home,clearly states in bold letters on the schedule but when i put in a claim i was told if i had read the small print in the booklet i would not be covered. I think this is shocking practise.

Reviewed on 29th July 2021
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Worst Customer Services

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Sir, Madam,

I logged in a complaint on 19/08/20
I received an acknowledgement from Legal and General that my complaint was “being processed” on 26/08/20
I asked for update on 09/09/20
I received another acknowledgement from Legal and General that my complaint was “being processed” on 15/09/20
I asked again for an update on 14/10/20
I asked again for an update on 07/11/20
I asked again for an update on 25/11/20
I asked again for an update on 09/01/21
I received on 12/01/21 a blunt email, automatically generated from Legal and General, asking me to create an account and read my message…
Subject: BESECURE. FW: Your Complaint with Legal & General
I discovered on the 12/01/21, that I have an email from Legal and General dated 08/10/20.
I never got a notification and I never created an account or been asked to create an account or been told that if I don’t have an account I cannot receive email from Legal and General.

The automatic renewal of our insurance contract costed us 20% more than the first year.
It was not mentioned in any notification we received. There was no visibility on this huge increase.
Then it proved impossible to talked to someone and get a reply as to how this could happen without warning us.

Your customer services department is really the worst I ever saw.

Now, I request you to stop the automatic renewal of our contract, because obviously, we will not continue with Legal and General.
And I want a reply to my email, not your hidden own mailbox created by Legal and General.

Sincerely gutted and disappointed.

Kind regards

Reviewed on 24th January 2021
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These low-lifes give the insurance industry the bad name it's renowned for!

To refer to these low lives as pond scum would be an insult to aquatic weeds.... Read more

To refer to these low lives as pond scum would be an insult to aquatic weeds.
They take your money for years and when you make a claim, they search high and low for caveats in their terms and conditions to weasel out of paying. Not only that, whilst they "process" your claim they will take months to "investigate" potential conflict of their hidden T&C clauses, whilst still charging you your monthly premiums. You have to chase and chase and listen to excuse after excuse about the underwriters being busy, before eventually being told they are making your policy invalid.

Reviewed on 21st January 2021
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Worst Insurance company I have dealt with

Lost my phone, made a claim, have had 2 minor claims in my adult lifetime, was interrogated by some third party 'fraud prevention' company they have appointed who have insinuated I was somehow being dishonest, told me blatent lies in an attempt to get... Read more

Lost my phone, made a claim, have had 2 minor claims in my adult lifetime, was interrogated by some third party 'fraud prevention' company they have appointed who have insinuated I was somehow being dishonest, told me blatent lies in an attempt to get me to admit my claim is somehow fraudulent. Almost 2 weeks on and still no settlement or communication, absolute WORST insurer I have dealt with in 20 years. Quick to take my money but will resist settling claims. I will be cancelling. Pay a few pounds more and insure with a decent insurer. I wish I had read some of these reviews before taking out my insurance with the 'CHEAPEST'. Unfortunately in this case you get what you pay for, ZERO. With insurance one expects peace of mind but this is a joke of a company and we are all powerless, they do what they want. I would give a minus if I could. Will be reporting them to the Ombudsmam.

Reviewed on 24th December 2020
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Avoid at all costs.

Earlier this in heavy winds, a tile was blown form my house roof. This damaged a neighbour's property causing damage. Initially Legal and General Insurance agreed to settle the claim and instructed repairs to be carried... Read more

Earlier this in heavy winds, a tile was blown form my house roof. This damaged a neighbour's property causing damage. Initially Legal and General Insurance agreed to settle the claim and instructed repairs to be carried out.
Five months later, after following up the claim. L and G decided not to pay out on the claim, the reason was I had stated my property was maintained in good order. L and G said they would most likely have paid out it I had said my property wasn't maintained in good order.
This was my first insurance claim in over 35 years, I have found out the hard way, honesty doesn't always pay with insurance companies.
I now find I have to settle the repair bill with my neighbour myself, despite being insured, or so I thought. Never totally trust an insurance company.

Reviewed on 25th November 2020
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Friendly and Quick

I wanted to get home insurance and Legal and General had good reviews, one phone call later and my mind is at ease. I definitely didn't feel pressured or swayed to pay more than I was comfortable with paying. Lovely people!

Reviewed on 11th September 2020
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Terrible Administration

Very hard work just trying to do simple things like not renewing a policy, even having given plenty of notice prior to the policy end date. I had the policy with them for many many years but I will never go back to them now.

Reviewed on 28th August 2020
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Legal & General have simply destroyed our home

View our experiences of Legal & General's customer care on BBC's Rip Off Britain - Series 12 episode 10 Viewable on You tube, simply search: Legal and General Ripoff Britain. No words can describe our ongoing experience.

Reviewed on 5th August 2020
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Stable prices

Been with them for many years so far no big hikes in premiums always competitive on price

Reviewed on 30th July 2020
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Seems good enough

Price was fine, easy to set-up online.

Reviewed on 29th January 2020
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Don't use Legal and General

Go to another company as these people give the bare minimum even for escape of water!! The excess is so high there's no point claiming. Between me and my husband we have made 1 other claim in 50 years. These people will quibble over everything, don't... Read more

Go to another company as these people give the bare minimum even for escape of water!! The excess is so high there's no point claiming. Between me and my husband we have made 1 other claim in 50 years. These people will quibble over everything, don't give them your money. Very disappointed.

Reviewed on 4th November 2019
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avoid

I had home insurance with them never made any claim in my... Read more

I had home insurance with them never made any claim in my life.
after water leak and extensive damage to wall, ceiling and wooden floor in kitchen and hallway area and 4 months of communications they only welling to pay a friction of what the actual cost or repair. cost me £7500. they paid £1200.
Please avoid so you won't have my painful experience

Reviewed on 4th October 2019
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amazing customer service

I have been with L&G for a year now and found it really easy to sign up for home insurance. I haven't had to make a claim yet luckily, but I've found them really helpful and their website is great.

Reviewed on 1st September 2019
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Great price, good service

Found on a comparison site, great price for the cover and good customer service

Reviewed on 26th August 2019
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Excellent Service

Always helpful on phone, and transparent when sending correspondence.

Reviewed on 6th August 2019
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Great Prices

I have been with L&G for years, amazing prices and fantastic levels of cover!! Give them a try

Reviewed on 4th August 2019
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Very helpful and knowledgable

They were a great help when I had a problem with UNSAVOURY behving neighbours!

Reviewed on 30th July 2019
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