Landlords buildings insurance

Building insurance cover for landlords with residential rental properties
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landlords buildings insurance

Our landlord buildings insurance protects your property against losses from risks like fire, storm and flood. This gives you peace of mind should the unexpected happen. Our policies provide cover of up to £500,000 for insured loss or damage to the structure of your property or permanent fixtures.

If you’re a live-in landlord with a lodger living in your own home, check out our specialist insurance cover for homeowners with lodgers instead.

Please note: HomeProtect landlord buildings insurance covers residential properties. We are unable to insure commercial premises such as shops or offices.

What does HomeProtect landlord buildings insurance cover?

HomeProtect landlord buildings insurance policies not only cover the main building but also outbuildings within the boundary of the property. as well as fixtures and fittings.

What you get

  • Up to £30,000 per claim for loss of rent if the property becomes uninhabitable due to an insured loss.
  • Up to £7,500 per claim of cover for your contents at the property when there is damage which affects the building at the same time (e.g. if there’s a fire).
  • Up to £7,500 for rebuilding or repairing outbuildings.
  • Public liability cover up to £5 million.
  • Cover for the main building for collision damage by a vehicle.
  • Up to £1,500 per claim for basic accidental damage to: windows, bathroom fixtures and fittings, ceramic hobs, and underground pipes and cables.
  • 24hrs claims phone line.

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Don’t forget!

As a landlord, you need to let us know if the number of tenants (including children) living in your property changes, or if it’s going to be unoccupied for more than 21 days, for example, during a void period between tenants.

Upgrade your landlord buildings insurance policy

HomeProtect also offers a number of options to protect you against the risks you might face as a landlord:

* Discounts are available when two or more of these options are selected.

Read our policy booklets for full details

Frequently asked questions

Do I need landlord buildings insurance?

If the property you let out is mortgaged, your lender will almost certainly require you to have buildings insurance in place as a condition of the loan. As there are extra risks associated with properties which are not owner-occupied, standard home insurance is unlikely to give you adequate cover. Landlord buildings insurance is designed to take situations involving tenants into account.

Do I need landlords insurance by law?

No, but if your property is mortgaged, your lender will almost certainly require you to have buildings insurance in place as a condition of the loan.

Do I need landlord insurance for a flat?

Leaseholders do not normally need buildings cover for flats in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. If you decide that you don’t need buildings insurance cover for a flat you rent out, make sure that you have adequate alternative cover for fixtures and fittings such as carpets and curtains.

I’m the landlord for a small office. Do you cover commercial property?

No. HomeProtect landlord buildings insurance is for residential properties.

What happens if I have voids between tenants?

If your property is going to be empty for more than 21 consecutive days, you need to let us know.


The cover offered, particularly as a landlord, is outstanding. The cost is highly competitive and the reminders in advance of the renewal date are a great help. - Trustpilot Tuesday, 19 September 2017

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Satisfied customers

It is nice to see that renewing a policy was easy and the prices had not risen from last year so I was happy to continue with my policy instead of having to go on comparison sites to get a better deal. Trustpilot, 28 February 2017
We've insured our home with HomeProtect for 5 years now and have been consistently impressed by the service. This year we needed to change some details which was a very straightforward process and we revived our updated paperwork promptly. I'd highly recommend this company! Trustpilot, 16 February 2017
Everyone at HomeProtect has been brilliant with helping me set up my home insurance. I made several calls with different questions, and each one was answered professionally and dealt with promptly. I would definitely be recommending Home Protect to friends and family. In fact... I already have. Trustpilot, 7 August 2017