Block of flats insurance or block insurance is vital for landlords or flat management companies. Flats are designed and built in various shapes and sizes and require different insurance.
Our specialist UK property team will get you the right insurance. Having a comprehensive policy tailored to your requirements will give you peace of mind and will save time and money.
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We are specialists in the property sector and understand the differing requirements. Block of flats insurance is particularly specialist and needs an expert to take the time to understand the risks and exposures. This is where we come in. Our highly skilled individuals will walk you through the process and find you the right cover at the right price.
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Arranging insurance for flats is complicated and isn’t as straightforward as taking out a standard home insurance policy.
For example, as a freeholder, you are legally responsible for the property and need to take out insurance for the property (flats). However, as part of your lease, you may make the tenants responsible for ensuring the flat in addition to their own tenants’ contents insurance.
If you own the freehold on a block of flats, you will need flat insurance or block insurance. Our specialist insurance team can arrange your flat insurance policy.
Block of flats insurance is for landlords, management companies, property owners, developers, property portfolio investors and managers that own a flat (a flat is typically on one floor and within a larger building containing a number of residences) or property that has a set of rooms forming an individual residence.
No, in most instances tenants would need a contents-only insurance policy.
Yes, we can cover more than one property and will discuss with you the best way to get cover, whether that be single policy or multiple policies.
It is normal practice for a Freeholder to insure the buildings but you should still take out insurance on your own flat. This would be to cover any contents (your lease may deem you responsible for covering internal walls, flooring, fixtures and fittings), your Liability and potentially Loss of Rent.
It is normal practice for the freeholder to insure the buildings for a block of flats but you should always check this is the case.
If you are a freeholder you should pay for Buildings Insurance. The cost could be offset to the leaseholders as part of the service charge or ground rent.
The cover required can vary dependant on your lease or the use of the apartment but as a minimum we recommend taking out Landlords Contents insurance (which may include fixtures and fittings) to cover any items you’re responsible for. This product will include Liability cover. You may wish to include cover for Loss of Rent as well which would come into effect if a tenant moves out as the result of a claim.
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