One area where tenants can find grounds for complaint is the tricky issue of repairs when things go wrong. If you’re a small scale landlord and are away on holiday, it can be awkward if a tenant is without hot water for a few days – you need that problem solved very quickly. Here’s some news from Direct Line;
Direct Line for Business has launched its new Landlord Emergency cover to offer peace of mind to landlords and tenants across the UK.
The new cover offers access to a 24-hour claims line which will send out a certified contractor to secure or prevent further damage to the property. Contractors covered include drainage engineers, electricians, glaziers, locksmiths, plumbers, pest control, roofers, gas and heating engineers and general trades people.
Landlord Emergency will cover call-out charges, the costs for labour and materials up to £1,500 per claim, with policy-holders able to make as many claims as they need.
Furthermore, tenants are able to make a claim and have an emergency dealt with on behalf of the landlord, saving time and potentially further damage.
Jazz Gakhal, Managing Director at Direct Line for Business, said: “Emergencies are unfortunately a part of life and often unforeseen. This cover gives an element of control back to landlords and tenants.
“No landlord wants their tenant to be faced with unreasonable discomfort, so in the event of an insured emergency, we hope this new cover will allow for a harmonious relationship between landlords and tenants while giving peace of mind to both parties.”
For further information on the terms and conditions of this additional benefit, please visit.