As a basic insurance cover the Buildings should be insured for the cost of rebuilding the property, not the market value. Landlord insurance policies will automatically include perils such as Fire and Flood, but perils such as Accidental Damage and Subsidence may need to be specifically requested. At Be Wiser our qualified advisors will help you select the most suitable cover for your individual needs.
If your property is let furnished then Contents insurance cover should be considered. Many Landlord buildings insurance policies now include a small amount of cover automatically for free. Although usually more expensive, the better Landlord Contents insurance policies will provide cover for Malicious Damage caused by the Tenant.
As a Landlord the rent you receive is as important as the building itself. If your property becomes uninhabitable following an insured peril like a Fire, then the tenant will no longer be in a position to pay rent. Loss of Rent insurance is often included within a Landlord insurance policy, but not always. Again our qualified advisors will discuss your specific needs and tailor a policy to your own requirements.
This type of cover works in the same way as a Public Liability insurance policy, but specifically covers incidents arising out of the ownership of your building. E.g. a tile falls from a roof and injures a passerby who then sues the Landlord for compensation. A Property Owners Liability insurance policy will pay a solicitor to defend you and pay any compensation claim.
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With a growing rental market and an ever-increasing number of landlords, finding the right insurance has never been more important. Aside from keeping up to date with the regulation on being a landlord, it’s important to protect your investment.
To many, insurance is a headache best left to the online comparison sites. Searching and finding the cheapest policy takes only a few minutes and the documents become available almost instantly, to a first time landlord this seems like the ideal solution to a process that appears low down on their list of priorities. But how reliable are these policies at coving your livelihood?
Firstly, it’s important to identify the risks presented by the rented property. Any decent landlord insurance policy will cover the buildings, landlord’s liability and loss of rent. Additional extras may include contents, legal expenses and home emergency cover. When comparing policies many look at the price first but ultimately, it should be the main points of cover, does it fit your property? Do you need contents cover?.
Whilst some see brokers as an unnecessary middle man, their role in finding the correct cover can be a useful tool. Many brokers invest vast amounts of money in staff training to ensure they are continuingly giving customers the best advice. Brokers have a unique standing in the insurance market as a source of information, being able to identify the clients demands and needs and advising on the benefits of various insurance policies makes them a useful tool to a budding landlord.