Checklist for landlords - everything you need to know

Being a landlord can be both financially and personally satisfying however, the perks of being a landlord can easily be outweighed out by the risks if you don't have the correct precautions and policies in place. If you are looking for a way to protect your property, tenants, and yourself we have created a checklist to help you out.

Burst pipes & leaks

Plumbing & drainage

Lost keys

Home security

Pest infestation

Boiler breakdown

Central heating issues

Gas & electricity supply

Roofing & windows

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Your landlord checklist

It is important, and in many cases, a legal requirement, that your rental property has safety measures and certifications in place. If a landlord fails to do this they could be liable for any fines or convictions.

Ensure your rental property is safe and abides by safety standards:

1) Smoke alarms on every floor

2) Carbon monoxide alarms in all rooms there is a fuel-burning appliance

3) Provide your tenants with a Gas Safety Certificate (CP12)

4) Ensure all electrical systems such as light fittings and sockets are safe

5) Check that all your cookers and kettles are safe

6) Arrange an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

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Landlord risk prevention

When renting out a property there is the chance of appliance breakdowns or even pest infestations all of which are out of the hands of landlords. Luckily for you BIG Warranties has you covered providing all landlords with:

- Landlord appliance cover

- Boiler cover

- Plumbing & Drainage cover

- Pest Infestation and Home Emergency cover

Having a good relationship with your tenants can help reduce the risks of renting out your property. Listening to what they have to say and making sure that they are comfortable in their new home can help improve your tenant-landlord relationship. This could ultimately save you money, time and hassle in the long term.

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Frequently asked questions

Do you have any questions about landlord boiler cover? From what your boiler insurance policy covers, to how frequently landlords need to have boilers serviced, our home emergency insurance experts have the answers you need.

Still have questions?

Why do I need landlord boiler cover?
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Most landlord insurance will cover the building not the contents of the property. When your boiler breaks down it will not be covered in landlord insurance.

However, our comprehensive landlord boiler cover provides assistance for boiler breakdown.

What is landlord boiler cover?
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Landlord boiler cover is a policy specifically designed for landlords that wish to cover boiler breakdowns in their properties.

What does boiler breakdown cover include?
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Boiler breakdown cover includes gas boiler, central heating, electrical supply, gas supply, and water supply. Alternatively, you could upgrade to a Home Emergency and Boiler cover which will include additional benefits such as plumbing and drainage and overnight accommodation.

Is landlord boiler insurance compulsory?
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Landlord boiler cover is not a legal requirement. However, landlords are legally responsible for making sure their tenants are consistently provided with heating and hot water. Many landlords will take out boiler cover to ensure they are covered for any unexpected expenses.

Am I responsible for boiler servicing or are my tenants?
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According to The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 you are expected to keep all installations that supply water, gas, and electricity in good working order. So, therefore, the landlord is responsible for servicing a rental property's boiler and having a valid CP12 certificate.

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