I have just received a notification from my property manager suggesting I take out landlord’s insurance for an investment property I have recently bought. I already have building, contents and public liability cover. Is this just another unnecessary product that I’m probably already covered for?
No it isn’t just another unnecessary product! One of the biggest mistakes I see is investors assuming that a standard home and contents policy will cover them for any eventuality. The reality is that there are circumstances that are unique to investors as opposed to home buyers. The type of coverage landlord’s insurance gives relates to events such as rental default or any accidental or malicious damage caused by tenants. The cost of this protection is very little compared with the potential losses it covers. Simon Turner