Fixed Term & Periodic Agreements And The Risk With Landlord Insurance
A fixed term agreement is one that has a start and end date.
A periodic tenancy has a start date but does not have an end date and can continue indefinitely. The landlord/agent can end the tenancy at any time (allowing for the correct notice) without having to wait for an expiry date. A periodic tenancy agreement may be beneficial if a landlord is considering selling or moving back into the home, as it allows for more flexibility in asking the tenant/s to vacate. However, this option can expose a landlord to a lack of security as the tenant can give notice at any time.
As a landlord if you are considering starting a new agreement as a periodic or you do not wish to renew the exiting agreement and allow the tenants to remain in the property, it is recommended that you contact your insurance company to check your level of coverage, which can be affected.
A REMINDER NOT TO RUSH INTO ANY INSURANCE POLICY
We are often faced with landlords who take out their own insurance to discover that excesses are high, important inclusions are not covered and there is fine print that can make a claim void. As a landlord it is important to take out the most comprehensive insurance you can find to ensure that your asset is protected. Bank insurance and non-industry policies can result in lost money when making a claim. Always take the time to compare policy details or speak with your property manager.
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