Category: Landlord Insurance

Do you need landlord insurance?

Posted: 11th Nov 2017

Whether your buy to let property is the focus of a concerted business undertaking or whether you have fallen into the role as a more or less “accidental landlord”, the moment tenants are paying to rent your dwelling, you are almost certain to need landlord insurance. Standard forms of insurance When you arrange building and Read the full article…

What does rent guarantee insurance cover?

Posted: 22nd Oct 2017

This autumn sees the government rolling out its much vaunted universal credits system of social benefits. Amongst the areas affected by the new rules is the replacement of the former system of housing benefit for those on low incomes, who are struggling to pay their rent. According to a report in the Guardian newspaper on Read the full article…

Landlord Insurance for Students

Posted: 26th Aug 2017

If you have teenagers yourself, you probably know that students tend to be in a class of their own – and, as tenants, this typically puts them in a special category as far as the landlord, in terms of his particular obligations and the specialist landlord insurance for students that is needed. Landlord insurance It Read the full article…

What are your obligations as a landlord?

Posted: 5th Aug 2017

For some individuals, a buy to let business might be their entire livelihood. For others, it might have been something into which they have fallen almost by accident – a property they inherited or a home in which they no longer live – the so-called accidental landlord. (Our own recent research, in fact, found that Read the full article…

What does landlord insurance cover?

Posted: 12th Jul 2017

Before considering just what landlords insurance covers, it may be helpful to understand why this specialist – practically niche – insurance product is needed in the first place. There are other types of insurance offering cover for residential property, after all – the most obvious being the home building and contents insurance which any home Read the full article…

What should I look for in a landlord insurance policy?

Posted: 26th May 2017

Sometimes it’s easy to slip into thinking that all landlord insurance is pretty much the same, apart from price. In fact, that’s far from the case! Here are a few points where the cover offered by a policy might differ between providers. They’re important things to be aware of. Subsidence This is a geological process Read the full article…

Tips on what to compare with landlord insurance

Posted: 11th May 2017

When you have invested the significant sum it is likely to have taken to acquire your buy to let property, one thought uppermost in your mind is how best to protect it. Since the answer is likely to lie in some form of property insurance, what might you want to compare with landlord insurance? The Read the full article…

What to consider when buying landlords insurance

Posted: 12th Apr 2017

Whether you joined the ranks of buy to let landlords with the specific aim of making a more or less full-time business of it, or whether you found yourself with a suitable property on your hands and became an “accidental” landlord, you are almost certain to have considered the importance of landlords insurance. Without this Read the full article…

What types of landlord insurance are there?

Posted: 17th Mar 2017

There is a general consensus that changes to tax rules and ever-increasing regulation have made life more difficult for landlords of let property in the past couple of years. Those difficulties have been made no easier by the growing trend towards a contraction in the private rented sector through greater home ownership – a trend Read the full article…