Insurance

We are able to suggest a variety of insurance policies for both landlords and tenants, including the following:

Buildings Insurance
Covers the rebuilding of your property following loss or damage caused by fire, aircraft, smoke, malicious persons (including tenants), accidental damage to bathroom fixtures & fittings and glass, lightning, explosion, collision or impact, falling trees and earthquake, theft (by forcible means), subsidence, riot/civil commotion, storm, flood, escape of water or oil leakage and loss of rent up to 20% of the sum insured following damage. Also includes property owner's liability.

Limited Contents Cover
Where the property is let unfurnished limited contents cover is available; this generally provides cover for the following items: Carpets, Curtains, Sun Blinds, Light Fixtures & Fittings, and Kitchen White Goods. Cover can be on a new for old basis and also includes landlord's liability.

Contents Insurance
Cover can be on a new for old basis for loss or damage caused by fire, aircraft, smoke, malicious persons, lightning, explosion, impact, theft (by forcible means), subsidence, riot/civil commotion, storm, flood, escape of water or oil leakage, breakage of mirrors or glass in furniture, replacement of locks following theft of keys, and loss of rent up to a given percentage of the sum insured following damage. This can also include landlord's liability.

Legal Expenses
You may be unable to collect the rent, your tenants may damage or remove your personal possessions, or they may cause a nuisance to your neighbours. All these problems can be resolved by legal action but this is expensive. You can get cover to include all of your legal expenses up to a set figure and even with no policy excess to pay.

Rent guarantee (This is included on the platinum full management service)
The policy can provide total peace of mind for landlords. Cover can include the rent you are expecting from your property until vacant possession is obtained for up to 12 months (excluding the first month's lost rent). Additionally, cover could include upto 3 month's after possession is obtained whilst a new tenant is found. All related legal expenses are included depending on type of policy always read the small print.
(Please note the insurance's and policies all vary)

Investment
With typical returns of up to 10% achievable on capital investment in residential property to let in much of the UK, the buy-to-let market provides a highly efficient long-term investment medium.

We hope that you will find the above information useful. If there are any aspects of which you are unsure, please ask us. We look forward to being of assistance to you in the letting and management of your property.

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