Landlord boiler cover is designed to cover any repairs and replacement of parts if they break. It can also provide a replacement boiler if it cannot be repaired. Boiler cover for landlords can be sold as a standalone policy or in combination with over insurance.
Boiler cover for landlords. What is it & why do I need it?
Landlord boiler cover will save you lots of time if your tenant has a boiler breakdown. Even though you’ll be the authorised policyholder, you won't have to lift a finger while the boiler gets sorted out for you.
Landlord boiler cover comes with a Landlord Gas Safety Certificate while keeping your tenants happy who will love you for the home energy guarantees they’re getting.
Under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, landlords have legal obligations which can be easily fulfilled with a landlord boiler insurance policy that includes boiler repair. Your responsibilities as a landlord are to obtain the following:
A Gas Safety Certificate every twelve months. This confirms correct boiler installation and boiler maintenance.
A Gas Safe Registered engineer must provide you with the certificate after having checked that the pipework to radiators, gas flues, thermostat and boiler controls are working properly for optimal boiler heating.
Copies of the safety inspection reports from the last two years which you must keep safe. This still applies even if you have a new boiler.
A copy of the Landlord Gas Safety Certificate to give to your tenants within 28 days of the inspection. For new tenants, you must give it to them before they move in.
Do you have an estate agent managing your property? The contract between you will clearly state who is responsible for ensuring the property’s gas boiler is serviced. If the agent has the responsibility, then the obligations of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 are passed on to them.
What’s a Gas Safety Certificate?
A gas safety registered engineer will certify the following at the property you’re renting out to tenants and award a Gas Safety Certificate:
Gas appliances will be checked for gas tightness, including standing and working pressure.
The burner pressure and gas rate will be tested against the manufacturer's data plate.
All flame failure devices will be assessed to ensure that they’re operating as they should.
Flue flow will undergo a checkup to make sure products of combustion are removed.
The provision of all necessary ventilation will be thoroughly analysed.
Stability brackets will be checked for their physical stability and effectiveness.
Compare landlord boiler cover
Which landlord boiler cover is best for you and your property? How do you compare quotes and insurance policies? The best boiler cover will include the following:
Properties which are let to tenants: A broader, more general home insurance policy for “homeowners” won’t offer you the best deal. General insurance of this kind is more appropriate for live-in homeowners.
Your type of boiler: Whether you have a heating boiler, oil boiler, combi boiler or condensing boiler, it should be covered. Find out which boiler type you have here.
Faulty boiler parts: Regardless of whether the exchanger, valve or any other boiler part is to blame, your insurance provider should have it repaired or replaced.
Callouts at any time of the day: Even in an emergency, the Gas Safe Registered engineer will arrive at your home and sort it out.
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