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Despite doing everything you can to maintain a good relationship with your tenants, disputes can crop up and you can find yourself facing steep legal fees. Our legal cover for landlords, provided by ARAG, is there if you need to take legal action to protect your rental property.
Whether you need to take a tenant to court to pursue rental arrears or you need legal assistance to evict a troublemaking tenant, you’re covered up to £50,000. You can also access a legal helpline 24/7, meaning you’ll have a property law expert on hand whenever you need one.Start your quote
Landlord legal expenses insurance is an extra cover that you can add to your landlord policy. Create a tailored package by adding it to core landlord covers like buildings insurance and landlord liability insurance.
Landlord legal protection covers legal costs related to issues with your rental property, including legal action and court proceedings, up to £50,000. For example if a tenant has damaged your property, if you need to evict your tenants, or if you need to pursue unpaid rent.
It can also cover your defence costs if someone claims that you’ve breached your legal obligations to your tenants, or if you’re subject to a tax enquiry by HMRC. Plus, you’ll get access to a legal and tax helpline and ARAG’s online portal, which has templates for legal notices and tenant letters.
Your tenants miss two months of rent and you serve them with an initial warning and a notice seeking possession. You then begin court proceedings to get a possession order.
What is covered?
The cost of legal help to put your claim together and legal representation at the hearing.
What isn’t covered?
The rental arrears owed by your tenant. For this you’d need to include our tenant default product.
It’s very important to make sure you understand what you need from your insurance. Use the check points below to get you thinking.
If you employ people, even in your own home, you’re legally obliged to take out employers’ liability insurance. Not doing this could lead to a heavy fine
Make sure you read and understand any exclusions to your policy. Simply Business offers you the chance to read the policy documents in full before you buy
Remember that conventional home insurance policies will not cover a buy-to-let property
You should state the rebuild cost of your property, not its market value, when buying buildings insurance.