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Anyone who owns a property needs buildings insurance. As a landlord you won't be responsible for your tenants' contents but will need to insure the structure itself. However, many standard policies don't cover renting out a property, for that it's advisable to get landlords' insurance.
Specialist insurance such as this will be more expensive that standard insurance (roughly 20% more) but can offer several important benefits, including:
Several companies, including Endsleigh insurance, offer specialist insurance for landlords