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    • kayleigh
    • By kayleigh 11th Nov 07, 11:48 AM
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    Boiler cover for landlord?
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    • 11th Nov 07, 11:48 AM
    Boiler cover for landlord? 11th Nov 07 at 11:48 AM
    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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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 11th Nov 07, 11:54 AM
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    • 11th Nov 07, 11:54 AM
    Landlord's heatiing: http://www.homeserve.com/insurance-policies/landlords-policies/landlords-heating

    They also do the annual inspection for you

    Landlord's plumbing: http://www.homeserve.com/insurance-policies/landlords-policies/landlords-plumbing - £80/year
    • jebervic
    • By jebervic 11th Nov 07, 4:11 PM
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    • 11th Nov 07, 4:11 PM
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    • 11th Nov 07, 4:11 PM
    Originally posted by PasturesNew
    I use B-Gas and found them to be excellent - but not cheap

    Are Homeserve any good?
    • kayleigh
    • By kayleigh 11th Nov 07, 4:30 PM
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    • 11th Nov 07, 4:30 PM
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    • 11th Nov 07, 4:30 PM
    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....
    • CHRISSYG
    • By CHRISSYG 19th Oct 10, 1:00 PM
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    • 19th Oct 10, 1:00 PM
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    • 19th Oct 10, 1:00 PM
    if you use homeserve remember to go through quidco !
    • macman
    • By macman 19th Oct 10, 3:11 PM
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    • 19th Oct 10, 3:11 PM
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    • 19th Oct 10, 3:11 PM
    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
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