Britain's unluckiest house numbers

Earlier this year, a piece of research found that 243 is the unluckiest door number in the UK.

Those living in number 13 can breathe easier. Generally thought to be the unluckiest number, it is far down the list of unlucky houses.


People with the house number 243 have made more claims on their home insurance than those with any other door number, says price comparison site Confused.com. Some 45% have made a claim since January 2007.

Curiously, seven of the door numbers in the top 10 'unluckiest' are in the two hundreds, with 201, 240, 241, 221, 217 and 218 all appearing in the league table of house numbers most likely to make a home insurance claim.

Number 1 came in third place, and number 13 comes in at position 182, with only 18% of home owners from this number having made a claim.

Unlucky famous addresses

Unlucky famous addresses include 1c Albert Square. Eastender Max Branning bought the flat for his son Bradley and daughter in law Stacey to live in, but Bradley smashed the flat up after discovering Max and Stacey's affair.

Meanwhile, the Peacocks were delayed moving in to number 13 Coronation Street after the fuse box exploded when the Websters left, leaving the house uninhabitable. Most recently it was damaged by the train which came off the viaduct, hitting the corner shop and number 13 situated next door.


Among the door numbers in Confused.com's top ten list, theft accounts for almost 4% of home insurance claims, but the majority (75%) come from accidental loss and damage in the home, suggesting those with a house number in the early two hundreds could be among the most accident-prone residents in the UK.

Gareth Kloet, head of home insurance at Confused.com, said: "Now is a peak time for home insurance claims as there have been more people in the house over Christmas which usually means more accidents. Some home insurance providers estimate entertaining at home left a whopping £820 million bill last year. Judging by our numbers it looks as if 243 is a popular place for a party!"

You are advised to check your home insurance policy to ensure you are covered against accidental damage as policies can vary, and to shop around when the policy is due for renewal.

Position

Door number

% of homes which have made a home insurance claim since January 2007

1

243

44.76%

2

201

36.60%

3

1

34.26%

4

190

25.80%

5

240

24.00%

6

241

22.66%

7

221

22.35%

8

217

22.04%

9

218

21.79%

10

121

21.73%

182

13

18.37%







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