Whether you let out a single property or have a substantial portfolio, landlord insurance is essential.
Your financial investment needs to be protected as any unexpected damage could prove costly to repair and may affect any returns you make.
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Our extensive experience helps us to provide flexible landlord insurance quotes specially designed for property owners, at the best price possible.
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When shopping for landlord insurance it's important to find a policy that has been specifically designed for rental properties.
Standard home insurance won't be sufficient if the property owner isn't the primary resident.
Since the day-to-day care of the property is in the hands of the tenants you never know what unexpected problems you might come across, making landlord insurance a prudent purchase.
You should also make sure to choose a policy that will cover the type of tenants that will be living in the property. For example, some providers will not renew your policy if you are renting to students or those on housing benefit.
The location of the property and the type of construction could have a bearing on the type of insurance you need and the amount you'll have to pay. We can also offer cheap landlord insurance quotes for some non-standard buildings.
For those who have a property portfolio requiring landlord buildings cover, further savings could be achieved by opting for a single policy that covers all the residences involved. This option may also simplify management, as you'll only have one renewal date to worry about and any claims will go through the same insurer.
Buildings insurance usually consists of the property, fixtures & fittings and outbuildings (plus much more).
Contents insurance is required for items that you own at the property, covered on a 'new for old' basis, such as carpets, curtains, sofas and tables.
In addition, if you are looking for insurance for one of your own holiday properties, check out our holiday home insurance today!
To purchase the right landlord insurance cover for your needs it can help to understand the various options that are available.
The right choice will depend on the type of properties you own and the tenants that you cater for - as well as your personal preference.
Accidental damage by tenants
If you're worried about one-off unintentional problems such as tenants spilling red wine over the carpets or putting a foot through the ceiling.
Theft and malicious damage by tenants
Additionally you may wish to purchase cover for theft and malicious damage by the occupier which is available for some tenant types,
Legal expenses and rent recovery
For just £6.21 per dwelling, our landlord legal expenses cover protects you for various property related desputes and access to a 24-hour legal helpline and legal document service. You can upgrade this cover to include legal expenses to recover rent that remains unpaid by your tenant and evict them from your property - all for just £46.68 per tenancy agreement.
Landlords rent guarantee cover will help ensure you don't suffer financially if a tenant fails to pay rent while still in occupation of the premises.
Dilapidations, rent recovery and rent guarentee cover require you to have performed a tenant reference on the tenant(s) via an approved agency before they took occupation of the property and before the agreement was signed but no more than 31 days before occupation. Other excesses, terms and conditions apply so please read the full wording.
You can increase the standard excess in return for a discount, with options from £250 to £1,000. Separate higher excesses will apply for subsidence (£1,000) and escape of liquid (from £250).
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