What is unoccupied property insurance?
Unoccupied property insurance provides cover for your rental property, even when there’s no one occupying it. However, unoccupied property insurance is more than just a policy to protect an empty house – it’s a type of landlord insurance policy that provides all of the cover you might need as a landlord from buildings cover to liability, with additional covers you can pick and choose from.
Why do I need unoccupied property insurance?
Many landlord insurance policies don’t include cover for empty properties, which can cause big problems for landlords as unexpected emergencies don’t tend to happen when it’s convenient. Unoccupied property insurance makes sure that your property (and any contents you cover) is insured against events such as fire, flood and theft at all times, even between lets or before the next tenants move in.
Unoccupied property insurance is particularly important if you let your property as a short-term or holiday rental which means that your property is often unoccupied and usually houses valuable contents, even when there is no one living there. Because disaster can strike at any time, you need to make sure that you are ready for it with the right cover.
What does unoccupied property insurance cover?
Unoccupied property insurance policies will cover your rental property itself against damage from flood, fire or vandalism, even when the property is unoccupied. You will also be able to choose to include cover for any contents you, as the landlord, provide for the property such as white goods, carpets or even all of the furnishings for a fully-furnished let.
You can also choose to include additional cover such as property owner’s liability, accidental damage cover, alternative accommodation insurance, loss of rent cover and more.
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