Direct Line Landlord Insurance have given us some invaluable tips to help keep your property safe for your tenants and avoid claims against you...
Stairways can be a risk for both tenants and landlords. About one-third of injuries reported to our landlord claims team come from trips or falls down stairs.
Make sure your staircases;
- have handrails that are fitted properly and secured
- don’t have any worn or loose fitting carpets, coverings or grips
You should always carry out full safety checks on your property before any tenants move in. Keep records, and take action where necessary. Repeat these checks every three months.
Don’t forget to keep your maintenance records up-to-date, just in case of any future claims. Ask your tenants to tell you straightaway if there are any issues and again, keep dated records — emails are an easy way to do this.
All our claims handlers have a wealth of experience. But we’re not just here to pay claims. We’re also here to act on behalf of the landlord, decide who has liability, speak with solicitors and resolve claims – freeing you up to get on with your daily life.
Call our UK-based Landlord Insurance Team on 0845 604 2160 or visit http://www.directlineforbusiness.co.uk/landlord-insurance