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What is the difference between landlord insurance and home insurance?

The distinction between these two forms of property insurance cover is critically important and one that every landlord (and some owner-occupiers) must understand. The basic outline Most property owners will wish to protect the very substantial investment they have in …

Do you need landlord insurance?

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 …

What are your obligations as a landlord?

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 …

What to consider when buying landlords insurance

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’s obligations

As a landlord, when you enter into a contract with your tenants you are taking on a number of responsibilities and obligation – many of which also come with the force of law. The majority of these relate to ensuring …

Is it worth making a small claim?

If you are a landlord, you almost certainly want to protect your buy to let investment with the appropriate level of insurance. The economics of running a successful buy to let business are on a fine edge, however, and you …

Saving money on your landlord insurance

At the beginning of April, a new stamp duty land tax will add a further 3% on top of existing stamp duties for anyone buying fewer than 15 buy to let properties in the same transaction. As the website LandlordZone …

Landlord insurance and tenants

At times, the relationship between landlord and tenant might be complicated. Especially if you are a new or “accidental” landlord you might be tempted into thinking that the best way of getting along with your tenants is to treat them …

Getting the most appropriate cover for your let property

To understand how you might get the most appropriate cover for your let property, it might be helpful to recap the difference between buy to let insurance and standard home insurance. A home or a business proposition? Quite simply, properties …

Have you got suitable landlord insurance?

At first glance, there might seem little difference between a dwelling in which the owner occupier lives and one that is let to a tenant – despite the difference in tenure, both are homes, with a building and its contents …