The ideal insurance and repair service for landlords


The ideal insurance and repair service for landlords

Landlords have a lot of responsibility when it comes to maintaining the quality of the properties they let, and it’s important to keep on top of potential problems before they escalate. Accidents happen, and things that might seem solid can break down unexpectedly. Therefore, having a good utility insurance and repair service at hand is key.

One of the things that landlords routinely have issues with within their properties is boilers, and it’s a huge inconvenience for tenants when they no longer have access to hot water or heat throughout the house. It will be your responsibility to organise repairs but getting someone to carry out isolated repairs can be inconvenient and expensive.

Because of this, it’s vital that landlords have utility insurance. At Property Fit, we make it our duty to keep clients and potential clients aware of any useful services that are available for landlords, and we think the HomeCare service offered by British Gas is one of the best ways to keep the infrastructure of your property insured and in good condition.

With a package available specifically designed for landlords, the HomeCare service ensures against repair costs and comes with an annual boiler service. They can even supply a Gas Safety Certificate for your boiler for free and can inspect other gas appliances for an additional charge. It’s up to you how much the HomeCare service covers, as British Gas have four different levels to choose from: the lowest covering your boiler alone and the highest covering your boiler, central heating, plumbing, drains, and home electrics.

Insurance tips

One thing to watch out for if you decide to get a HomeCare subscription is the excess costs; you’ll be given an option to choose your excess costs and while a higher excess will mean a lower subscription fee, it may come back to bite you when you go over that excess. However, you can contact British Gas and ask for no excess – while the monthly cost might be a bit higher, we recommend you take this route as everything will be covered by the policy without having to worry about surprise costs.

To access this service and find more information, simply follow this link:

We believe this is a convenient service for landlords who want to make managing their properties as hassle-free as possible. If you have any more questions about why we think the HomeCare service is useful for landlords, please get in touch with our team.