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Your rental property is your biggest investment - so you need to have confidence that it’s properly protected with the right landlord cover. With Simply Business you can take the pain out of running a rental. You can build your own policy, compare quotes, and buy online, all safe in the knowledge that you’re protected should the worst happen.
No two rental properties are the same - insuring over 150,000 landlords has taught us that. That’s why we let you build a policy that suits your needs, with the help of a simple online form, a UK-based contact centre, and an award-winning claims team.
Landlord insurance is a specific type of insurance that protects you against losses suffered in connection to a rental property. It can protect the property itself, as well as related risks such as injury or loss suffered by a tenant as a result of a fault with the building. Landlord insurance can also cover the landlord’s contents within the property.
If you’re unsure about what type you need), or what your options are, take a quick look at our landlord FAQs or call our direct line to talk to our in-house specialists.
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The specifics of your policy are likely to vary depending on your particular needs. For example, buildings insurance will be a crucial cover for some, but for those who don’t own the whole building, it may be that fixtures and fittings insurance is more appropriate. The best option is to build a policy that’s right for you.
When you buy insurance through Simply Business, you can tailor your quote to your individual needs by including covers such as:
The correct policy for you will depend on your own circumstances — such as the type of property you’re insuring, and its contents. Using our quote form, you can build a tailored policy to suit your needs. See all our covers for landlords.
Landlord insurance protects you from financial losses that you might experience through your day-to-day rental activities. If you’re a landlord, standard home insurance is unlikely to be right for you, as it won’t protect as much as you need it to. Dedicated landlord insurance is more specific, with covers designed to protect your rental property, and your tenants, against the particular risks you face.
A standard policy will usually cover against such potential issues as:
While cover for landlords is not a legal requirement, a conventional home insurance policy won’t cover you for rental activities. Also, if you have a mortgage on your property, it’s very likely that your lender will require you to be covered by a suitable policy before you can take on tenants.
On top of that, if you employ anyone who helps with your rental, is it usually a legal requirement to have employers’ liability insurance, so make sure you add it to your policy.
Read more about legal obligations for landlords.
With an expert team here to support you, we make it quick and easy to get the protection you need, whether you’re looking for buy-to-let insurance or commercial landlord insurance. Tailor-make your policy by choosing from a range of rental property insurance covers including buildings insurance, contents insurance, property owners’ liability, loss of rent, accidental damage, fixtures and fittings, legal expenses, tenant default, and alternative accommodation.
It’s very important to make sure you understand what you need from your insurance. Use the check points below to get you thinking.
All of this, plus expert insight and connections in our Knowledge Centre, full of tips, articles, videos, and podcasts to help you manage your rental.