If you are a home owner and intend to be away for longer than 30 days, it is likely that you will be required to notify your insurer. Most insurance providers will offer you a bolt on short term unoccupied home insurance policy.
If the property is to be vacant through renovation for instance, then a completely separate specialist unoccupied property policy will be required.
By informing your insurance provider that your property is going to be unoccupied, you can ensure that you have the appropriate insurance cover in place. In the event you need to make a claim and you have not notified your insurer, it is probable that your claim will be rejected.