reveals Britain's unluckiest houses

Published: Mon Jan 10 2011 has revealed that 243 is the unluckiest door number in the UK in newly conducted research. The price comparison site found that people with the house number 243 have made more claims on their home insurance than those with any other door number, with 45% having made a claim since January 2007.

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's league table of house numbers most likely to make a home insurance claim. Number 1 came in third place with number 13, commonly thought to be the unluckiest, coming in at position 182 with only 18% of home owners from this number having made a claim.

Among the door numbers in'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, 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." suggests that home owners check their home insurance policy to ensure they are covered against accidental damage as policies can vary, and ensure they shop around when there policy is due for renewal.

About is one of the UK's biggest and most popular price comparison services. Launched in 2002, it generates over one million quotes per month. It has expanded its range of comparison products over the last couple of years to include contents insurance, pet insurance, van insurance, motorbike insurance, breakdown cover and energy, as well as financial services products including credit cards, loans, mortgages and life insurance. is not a supplier, insurance company or broker. It provides a free, objective and unbiased comparison service. By using cutting-edge technology, it has developed a series of intelligent web-based solutions that evaluate a number of risk factors to help customers with their decision-making, subsequently finding them great deals on a wide-range of insurance products, financial services, utilities and more.'s service is based on the most up-to-date information provided by UK suppliers and industry regulators. is owned by the Admiral Group plc. Admiral listed on the London Stock Exchange in September 2004. is regulated by the FSA.

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*Source: Halifax home insurance

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