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Old 11-11-2007, 11:48 AM
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Default Boiler cover for landlord?

I rent out a flat and manage it myself. I had a problem with a boiler last week and had huge problems finding a plumber. My usual one was on holiday and the 8 I called could not come out for at least 24 hours (even the emergency plumber). Was a total nightmare - tennant nearly moved out.

I have therefore decided to get some sort of cover. I looked at the British Gas homecare 200. That would be enough - but are you allowed to use it on rented accomadation? I see they have a landlord cover for 18 a month - but that is more than I need (it gets you a gas certificate - which I already have and my local plumber does them for 40 - hardly worth the extra 7 a month).

I have seen some smaller companies - but no idea how good they are and your unlikely to find out until you really need them.

Does anyone know if I take the cover out - does it actually have to be me living in the property?
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:54 AM
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Landlord's heatiing: http://www.homeserve.com/insurance-p...dlords-heating

They also do the annual inspection for you

Landlord's plumbing: http://www.homeserve.com/insurance-p...lords-plumbing - £80/year
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Old 11-11-2007, 4:11 PM
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Landlord's heatiing: http://www.homeserve.com/insurance-p...dlords-heating

They also do the annual inspection for you

Landlord's plumbing: http://www.homeserve.com/insurance-p...lords-plumbing - 80/year
I use B-Gas and found them to be excellent - but not cheap

Are Homeserve any good?
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Old 11-11-2007, 4:30 PM
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I called up British Gas - explained I wanted the cover but not the landlord cover (it gets you a certificate - my local plumber does that and service for 40).

Not a problem - 11.00 a month - they cover the property and send all bills, etc to me.

Hopefully never again will I spend 3-4 hours phoning plumbers - have a tennent in tears as she has not hot water or heating.

Only problem was I signed up over the phone - result I did not get 40 from quidco - maybe see if I cannot sign the paper work and reapply....
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if you use homeserve remember to go through quidco !


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You can get cover for all emergencies as a landlord from Deacon Insurance Brokers. It covers your heating system, plumbing and drainage, loss of keys and damaged windows. Costs 84.00 for the year but they do discounts for multi-properties.

I think the website is deacon.co.uk
Why are you dredging up 3 year old posts to give a recomnendation?
Unless of course you have some connection with the aforementioned company...
Just like your other 2 posts in fact.
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