Frequently Asked Questions: Policy Cover
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Do you offer a legal expenses policy?
We do offer a separate legal expenses policy which you can take out at any time. You can have different types of cover, from access to legal professionals for any legal advice 24/7, right up to £50,000 legal costs to cover your costs to take your tenants to court if they are in breach of their contract or have stopped paying the rent. Although we can’t currently quote online for this we have a number of insurers that offer policies to meet your needs so click “get a call back” or call us on 01788 818670 for a quote.
What does the legal policy cover?
Landlords legal protection is an insurance policy to protect you as the landlord of your property, in case your tenants are in breach of their contract and you need to take them to court. The insurance policy will cover the legal costs incurred.
Can I include rent guarantee as well as legal?
Some of our insurers offer an extension to their legal cover that will also pay your rent while it is not being paid by the tenant, this is up to a maximum of £3,000 per tenancy agreement.
What insurance would I need if I am a leaseholder?
Your lease agreement might dictate that you are responsible for insuring the buildings, in which case we can provide your with a landlord building insurance quote. Alternatively, you will at least want to insure your landlord contents, fixtures and fittings. Although we can’t currently quote online for this we have a number of insurers that offer policies to meet your needs so click “get a call back” or call us on 01788 818670 for a quote.
Are my personal belongings covered?
Unfortunately your own personal belongings won’t be covered on this policy and you will need to take out a household policy to cover your contents.
Can I buy Landlord Insurance buy live in the property myself?
Some insurers will allow you to have a landlord insurance policy if you’re living there initially, on the basis that you will move out and your tenant will move in within 8 weeks. If you are intending on staying in the property with tenants there too, you will need a household policy rather than a landlord insurance policy.
Do you offer contents only policies?
We do offer landlords contents only policies over the telephone. Just click “Get A Callback” above or call us on 01788 818670.
What is free white goods cover?
If your policy includes free white goods cover then any freestanding washing machines, fridge-freezers, cookers, tumble dryers & dishwashers that you have left for your tenant to use, will be insured for all the standard perils that are listed under the buildings section of your policy.
Is it my responsibility to insure the contents?
Tenants should have their own contents insurance for items they keep in the property. However, if your property is furnished, it’s your responsibility to have landlord contents insurance for the items you own, as well as any fixtures and fittings.
Do I need a tenancy agreement?
Most of our insurers ask for a direct tenancy agreement to be in place for a minimum of 6 months.