Landlord Contents Insurance
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- 20+ years of experience
- Cover for furniture, furnishings and freestanding items
What is landlord contents insurance?
Landlord contents insurance covers the repair or replacement of furniture, furnishings, and freestanding items provided for tenants in your rental property damaged by an insured peril.
The types of damage that can occur in a rental property that may put your contents at risk include:
- Water damage
- Fire damage
- Storm damage
- Vandalism or malicious damage
- Accidental damage
What does landlord contents insurance cover?
Contents insurance can include items that tenants use on a daily basis, such as:
- Washing machines
- Tumble driers
- Home furniture (sofa, chest of drawers, tables, etc)
- Freestanding wardrobes
- Ligting (freestanding lamps, light fittings)
- Carpets (flooring and tiling are covered by landlord building insurance, not contents insurance)
Some landlord contents insurance packages also cover accidental damage caused by tenants.
Read your policy carefully to learn more about what exactly will be covered.
What isn't covered?
Damage caused by wear and tear isn't covered. If the property has been unoccupied for more than 60 days the content won't be protected - you will need our specialist unoccupied property insurance.
Our expert says...
"It is important to have the correct level of cover so ensure you calculate the cost of all the contents you supply for your tenant's use and have the appropriate cover."
Why do I need landlord contents insurance?
The household contents you're supplying your tenants, such as sofas, beds, fridges, and other appliances and furniture will cost you money. It makes sense to take out landlord contents insurance to provide you with financial cover and protection should an insured peril damage your contents.
The items you've bought to fit and furnish your property for tenants will be covered under your landlord contents insurance policy. However, this will not cover your tenants' own personal possessions and gadgets. It's your tenants' responsibility to take out separate contents insurance policies to cover their personal possessions.Call us today on 01788818733
How much does landlord contents insurance cost?
The cost of landlord contents insurance depends on the size and type of property, its location, the value of the contents in the property and the level of cover you need.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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