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Gas Central Heating Breakdown Cover

1/2 price cover for flats, was 8.50, now 4.25 per month in the first year. Offer ends 2nd February 2015.

When compared against HomeServe prices online from 19th August 2014 to 25th January 2015.

Help protect your home's gas central heating system (including your gas boiler) against an unexpected breakdown or repair with Gas Central Heating Breakdown Cover.

Take out this policy and if you have a problem with your central heating, one of our approved Gas Safe™ registered engineers will be there to help get things sorted.

This policy is sold, arranged and administered by HomeServe and underwritten by Inter Partner Assistance SA.

Please note: This policy does not include a boiler service. 

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What's included?

  • Gas boilertick
  • Gas central heating breakdowntick

While cover includes many things, there are some exclusions. Please refer to the Summary of Cover.

Who can buy Gas Central Heating Breakdown Cover?


People who are
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But not
Landlords / tenants cross


People who live in
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But not
Mobile homes and bedsits cross


Homes heated with
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But not
Electric heating cross

For full eligibility information please see 'Are you eligible to apply?' in the important information section below.

What our customers say

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(7.9 out of 10)
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Scores 7.9 out of 10 based on 166 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
(10 out of 10)


Salisbury GB
A professional engineer turned up, on time. He advised me of the problem and got straight-on with rectifying the fault.
Confirmed purchase: 19 November 2014
Published on: 03 December 2014
(9 out of 10)


Chelmsford GB
Was all very good except the engineer booking process where the booked time did not match the engineers time
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 17 November 2014
Published on: 02 December 2014
(5 out of 10)


croydon GB
Good Homeserv Claim team on phone and responded very well on all question. Low in cost but not always
There was no communication between Engineer and Homeserv team and Engineer cancel appointment as they want. Quality of engineer poor with no professionalism.
Confirmed purchase: 20 October 2014
Published on: 10 November 2014

Frequently asked questions

How do I apply for this policy?

To apply for this policy, please click 'Apply online' or call 0800 923 8010* and speak to a HomeServe agent.

To make the application process as smooth as possible, please make sure you have the following information to hand:

  • Details of the property you want to cover
  • A valid email address
  • Type of heating
  • Your boiler make
  • Credit / debit card or bank details (for direct debit payments)

How soon after purchasing can I make a claim?

This policy has an initial 28 day exclusion period within which you will not be able to make a claim. Please see your policy documents for more details.

How do I make a claim?

First, check that your problem is covered by checking your policy documents.

If the incident or emergency is covered by your policy, please visit our claims page to find out how to register your claim or call 0800 923 8010.*

How do HomeServe vet their tradesmen?

We're careful to vet all HomeServe approved tradesmen. We do this by:

  • Inspecting jobs upon completion
  • Taking a copy of their Public Liability Certificate
  • Validating their relevant trade certificates
  • Getting them to agree to our Service Level Agreements and Key Performance Indicators
  • Getting them to sign the HomeServe Health and Safety Statement.

Important information

Prices include all fees and Insurance Premium Tax (IPT).

Are you eligible to apply?
This policy is for homeowners only. Retail, commercial and other premises used for business are not eligible for this cover, and council and housing association tenants will not need this service. The property must be your permanent home and owned and solely occupied by you and your family as a private residence with no business use. Mobile homes, bedsits, sub-divided homes and let and sub-let properties are not covered.

The boiler at your property must have a power output of less than 60 KW/hr and be fired by natural gas (and not LPG, electric or oil). Your property must not be heated by dual purpose boilers, a warm air heating system, combination and unvented cylinders or thermal storage units.

Existing HomeServe customers
This first year price is only available to new Gas Central Heating Breakdown Cover customers through HomeServe. If you already have cover through HomeServe which includes plumbing, please check your Terms & Conditions before applying so you are not paying for cover you do not need. Alternatively call HomeServe to find out what other cover options are available to you.

What happens after the first year?
The price will increase at renewal. Currently customers in their second year are paying £156.00 for this policy provided they have made no claims. If you pay by Direct Debit or credit/debit card, excluding Maestro payments, your cover will automatically renew unless you tell HomeServe otherwise. If you choose any other method of payment you will be sent an invitation to renew prior to your renewal date.

Who provides this cover?
This policy is underwritten by Inter Partner Assistance SA (IPA) which is fully owned by the AXA Assistance Group. Inter Partner Assistance SA is a Belgian firm authorised by the National Bank of Belgium and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority. Details about the extent of its regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority are available from us on request. Inter Partner Assistance SA's Financial Services Register Number is 202664. IPA’s registered UK address is The Quadrangle, 106 - 118 Station Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1PR (registered company number FC008998).

This policy is sold, arranged and administered by HomeServe, which is a trading name of HomeServe Membership Limited, Cable Drive, Walsall, WS2 7BN (registered in England company no. 2770612) which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for insurance mediation activity under Financial Services Register number 312518. The regulatory status of IPA and HomeServe can be checked by visiting the FCA’s website www.fca.org.uk/register or by contacting the FCA on 0800 111 6768 (call rates may vary).

Please refer to 'Who provides this policy' in the Summary of Cover.

*Calls may be recorded for quality control and training purposes. Lines are open 8am to 8pm weekdays, 8am to 4pm Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday.

Terms and Conditions of Gas Central Heating Breakdown Cover offer

This offer is only available for new customers until 2nd February 2015

Only one offer per household

Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer

HomeServe reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time