As the snow settled over the UK, you may have found yourself wondering if you need Landlord Boiler Cover? After all, if you’re feeling the cold, your tenants will be too.
A landlord has a level of responsibility to look after their tenant while they rent their property. If you do not have Landlord Boiler Cover and the boiler breaks, it is still your responsibility to fix the issue. This can be an incredibly expensive business – especially during the winter when many plumbers will be inundated with repairs. This can make it difficult and pricey to repair your tenant’s boiler and could leave them feeling the winter chill.
What is Landlord Boiler Cover?
Landlord Boiler Cover is an annually paid service which will repair your boiler in the event of an emergency. It is a service which will solve the problems for you, with a direct line between the tenant and the service provider.
Boiler breakdown cover is included in our Landlord Home Emergency cover here at Best Price FS. This means we are on hand 24/7, 365 days a year to fix your boiler in the event of an emergency. Our policy covers any type of boiler up to 15 years old (excl. solar) and will never charge excess or call out charges.
As you pay for this Landlord Boiler Cover yearly, we will also respond to an emergency call as soon as possible. No one wants to live in freezing conditions, so if there happens to be a long wait, we will set your tenants up in an overnight accommodation if it is too cold for them to stay. We will repair boiler breakdowns up to £500-£1000 per claim, as long as the boiler has been serviced annually.
Do I need Landlord Boiler Cover?
We believe all landlords can benefit from Landlord Boiler Cover. Even if you own one property, it is important to keep your tenants warm. Many rented properties will not have brand new boilers which make’s the boiler more susceptible to breakdowns. So here are a few things to consider:
- How old are the boilers within your property?
- How much will it cost to replace a boiler?
- Do you have a plumber on hand who can access all areas?
- Will your plumber come out on short notice?
If your property has an older boiler and you do not have a plumber on hand who can fix emergencies as soon as possible, it may be in your best interest to get Landlord Boiler Cover. For only £109 year, you can get all this and more with our Landlord Home Emergency cover.
How does Landlord Boiler Cover work?
When you take out a Landlord Home Emergency policy, Landlord Boiler Cover will automatically be included. This protects your boiler if it breaks down, fails to work properly or causes an emergency situation.
This is the process your Landlord Boiler Cover takes in this situation:
- You or your tenants give us a call and let us know that the boiler has broken down.
- We send out a landlord boiler cover contractor as quickly as possible.
- The boiler will be fixed up to the cost of £500-£1000 depending on your policy.
- If the boiler cannot be fixed immediately, your tenants will be placed in overnight accommodation until the issue is resolved.
- You pay no excess fees or call-out charges.
- You pat yourself on the back for having landlord boiler cover.
Our Landlord Home Emergency cover provides emergency help in many situations like this, including electric failure and leaking roofs. For just £109 a year (less the £10 a month!) you can rest assured your tenants will always be looked after in any emergencies.
Take a look at what our Landlord Home Emergency Covers here. If you need a helping hand or have any questions, feel free to contact us here.