Get to know your landlord boiler cover and care plans in more detail
What is a landlord boiler breakdown cover?
A landlord boiler cover will ensure that rental property owners are insured against breakdowns in the heating and hot water systems, as well as against repair issues with their components and pipe connections. A boiler cover for landlords also includes regular checks and an annual boiler service, which results in the issuance of a free Landlord Gas Safety Certificate.
Know your landlord cover needs
You can opt for a boiler cover for landlords only, or you can enjoy that extra property security, and increase your tenants’ safety and comfort by choosing from a landlord central heating cover or an all-inclusive home cover plan. With the latter, issues with all your utility systems (hot water, heating, electrics and plumbing) will be investigated and fixed by certified engineers whenever the need arises.
Why is it worth getting a landlord boiler cover?
If a boiler breakdown occurs in your rented property during the boiler manufacturer’s warranty period, due to other faults in the heating system, you’ll be looking at paying for the repair costs. And although you may not be legally required to get a boiler cover, it’s your responsibility to abide by the Landlords and Tenants Act 1985 by law. It stipulates that it is the landlord’s obligation to maintain gas appliances and utility systems in good order and resort to an annual boiler service, as well, not the tenant’s! The exact reasons apply when you doubt why investing in boiler cover for your home is worth it.
Landlord boiler cover vs. appliance warranty
Your boiler's manufacturer warranty shouldn't be the only thing you rely on if your boiler was to run into a fault or break down. The warranty is only there to cover you if your boiler fails or breaks down within a certain number of years. However, if the fault or breakdown is caused by physical damage or limescale, this may void your warranty. Landlord boiler cover takes the stress out of boiler breakdowns and repairs. You'll avoid having to pay a large sum of money to repair your boiler, as well as a regular annual service scheduled to keep your manufacturer warranty valid. With the cover you'll also get access to a helpline, unlimited call outs, and the added bonus of repairs to the boiler's controls should they develop a fault.