Landlord insurance cover is just an umbrella term fort a range of insurance options that are available to you. Just because you’re landlord, however, does not mean that all forms of landlord insurance are relevant to you. Many people are spending excessive amounts of cash on landlord cover that isn’t relevant to them, simply under the belief that the insurance will always benefit them.
In actual fact, not all forms of insurance are beneficial, and it’s down to you to pick the policies that you actually require. Insurance is of course required, and it’s no use just buying the minimum level insurance just because you have to. Instead, you need to be sure that the level of cover you are purchasing is relevant and beneficial to you and your tenant. The cover will allow you to make claims to help mend your property, and the home of your tenant. Hence, the responsibility is there for your financial wellbeing as well as in the interests of your tenant.
So what’s best for you? It’s down to you to decide. You need to consider the terms of your tenancy agreement, and what is covered by your policy. You can find out everything that is covered by your policy by examining the policy summary that will be provided by your insurer. From here you can decide whether that policy is right for you, and should you have any qualms or misunderstanding, you can get in touch with the insurer. The agency will be happy to help you understand different terms of your agreement, as well as come to an agreement with you over cost and adjustments to a policy.
Make sure you stay in the know, and consider what you actually need. Otherwise, you could be paying large amounts of cash for no reason.