Let Property insurance is ideal for professional landlords, buy-to-let landlords, and even accidental landlords who find themselves with additional properties due to an inheritance or a change in personal circumstances. We can even discuss specialist schemes for long-term unoccupied properties.

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Let Property insurance cover details

What’s covered
  • Buildings and/or landlords’ contents cover available.
  • Accidental damage cover for buildings & contents.
  • Loss of earnings/rehousing costs if the tenants have to move out following an insured event.
  • Non-standard occupancy (e.g. student tenants).
  • Up to 60 days’ cover when unoccupied.
  • Liability for accidents on the property which cause injury.
What’s not covered
  • Only suitable for owners of residential property let on an assured shorthold tenancy agreement for a minimum of 12 months.
  • Not covered for wear and tear or gradual deterioration.
  • Not covered for damage to gates and fences caused by a storm or flood.
  • Not covered for loss or damage caused by radioactive contamination, war or terrorism.
Optional cover
  • Properties which will be unoccupied for long periods.
  • Cover for malicious damage by tenants (which many landlord policies don’t include).
  • Legal expenses and/or home emergency cover.
Ways to trade
  • Schemes – Build your business by offering bespoke personal lines insurance which meets your customers’ exact needs.

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Market information
  • One in five homes are now owned by a landlord.1
  • 2 million private landlords now rent out 5 million properties.2
  • The government wants 1 million new homes by 2020.3
  • 15% of all new mortgages are for buy-to-let.4
  • The number of owner-occupiers is falling.5
  • There are more tenants in privately rented properties than in social housing.6
  • The current value of buy-to-let properties is estimated at £989 billion.7
  • Buy-to-let mortgage lenders will specify that insurance must be in place.8
  • By 2020, there will be around 6 million buy-to-let properties.9
  • By 2032, buy-to-let will account for over 33% of the UK’s housing stock.10
  • 69% of landlords arranged their last buy-to-let mortgage through an intermediary or broker.11
  • There were 2,299,355 university students in 2013/14, with 30% choosing to live in private rented accommodation.12
  • 29% of landlords (400,000) had their property damaged by tenants in 2014-15.13
  • 8% of landlords had to make an insurance claim.14
  • 5% of rental income is typically spent on landlord insurance premiums.15

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