Your investment property may suffer damage that is not covered by the tenant's or the housing company’s insurance policy. Landlord insurance enables you to insure a flat, terraced house or semi-detached that you rent out.
Why does your investment property need a separate insurance?
- The tenant's home insurance may lapse without you being aware of it.
- The insurance covers your property in the apartment, e.g. if the refrigerator or dishwasher breaks down.
- The insurance includes protection for the permanent fixtures, such as floors, walls, bathroom furniture and kitchen cabinets.
- The legal expenses insurance for your own home generally does not cover disputes or criminal proceedings relating to an investment property. You need separate legal expenses insurance for your investment property, e.g. in case of disputes with the tenant or housing company.
- As the owner of the property, you may cause damage to the tenant or housing company which you are legally liable to compensate.
- You can extend your If Landlord Insurance with add-on covers for intentional damage caused by the tenant to the permanent fixtures of the apartment.
- For interruption of rental income when the investment property has suffered damage that is covered under the terms and conditions.
- In addition, the insurance is generally tax deductible.