Read our most frequently asked questions listed below. To narrow down your search try selecting a specific category or if you cannot find the answer you are looking for please do not hesitate to contact us.
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 if I 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.
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?
Will my policy automatically renew?
None of our policies are automatically renewed, we will contact you 25 days prior to the renewal date with our renewal quotation with follow up notifications and ask you to contact us if your wish to proceed.
Can cover be increased after the un-occupancy clause?
Unfortunately we are unable to increase cover if at the end of an un-occupancy clause if the property remains vacant, cover is reduced and then increased when the property is again re tenanted. However we do offer policies that will extend cover if the property remains unoccupied as a new policy.
What is 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 also be insured for all the perils that are listed under the buildings section of your policy.
What is Property owners Liability?
Property Owner Liability is standard on all of our policies, this will cover the Landlord as the legal owner of the property for any damages, claimant costs and expenses in the event of accidental death, bodily injury, illness, disease or accidental loss or damage to property.
Do you give Multi-property discounts?
We do have some Insurers that will provide Multi-Property Discounts and Portfolio Policies.
What is Loss of Rent Cover?
This will cover you in the event of Loss of Rent and/or alternative accommodation should your property become uninhabitable due to an insured peril covered by the policy, eg Fire, Flood.
Is a landlord insurance legally required?
There is no legal obligation for a landlord to take out landlord insurance, however, you might not get very far without it. You’ll usually need written permission from your lender before you take on tenants (unless you have a buy-to-let mortgage), and your lender is likely to require that you have landlord insurance before you do so.
Even though you’ve probably got a conventional home insurance policy, this won’t be enough to cover you if your property becomes a rental. In fact, a lot of home insurance policies will become void if the property is being used as a rental, meaning that you won’t be able to make a claim.
How much does landlord insurance cost per month?
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.
As a general rule, you can expect to need to have a tenancy agreement in place before being permitted to take out any kind of landlord insurance. Nonetheless, it is advisable to consult the small print of your contract and ask questions of the insurer before purchasing.
Do I insure my property from exchange or completion?
Insurance is usually offered from exchange, but you should be guided by your solicitor on the exact date to start your policy.
When you are purchasing a house – whether to live in yourself or as a buy-to-let investment – there is a potential grey area between the exchange of contracts and the completion of the sale. It is during this period that you will have signed a contract committing you to purchase the property, but the house will not technically be yours yet as you wait for other aspects of the sale process to be undertaken, such as the conveyancing.
What is Landlord Insurance?
Landlord insurance is a specialist product that covers landlords from damage costs and various different financial losses that come with the territory of being a landlord. Amongst all the positives, unfortunately, there’s a lot that can go wrong when you’re a landlord that can in turn, cost you a lot of money.
With that in mind, your landlord insurance policy is really important for any landlord. Buildings insurance and contents insurance are usually the main types of cover that a landlord will need, however a lot of other landlord-specific covers can be added onto a policy, such as legal expenses insurance and alternative accommodation expenses.
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 you with a landlord 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.
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