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Finance News - August 4th
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the economy hard, causing a number of financial service providers to change the way they do business. Companies providing landlord insurance products are among those who have altered their product range....– Read more
Home Loans - March 16th
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A private rental is when a landlord bypasses a real estate agent or property manager and manages their investment property themselves. According to the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA), nearly 23% of all occupied rental...– Read more
Landlord insurance can cover you for a range of different insured events, from the usual home insurance inclusions for fire and natural disasters, to incidents related to your tenants’ lease, including:
And the good news is that because it is an investment expense, your policy premiums are tax deductible. Find out what landlord insurance costs.
There are also policies available to cover short-term rental landlords who use sites like Airbnb, Stayz and Flatmates.com.au to rent out a room or part of their home property, such as a granny flat. If home owners aren’t covered and a renter or guest damages their property, they can face paying for expensive repairs on their own.
Even worse, they could face expensive public liability claims if a renter is injured while staying on their property – which could amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Canstar compares landlord insurance with our unique, sophisticated landlord insurance star ratings methodology, comparing both pricing and features to determine the overall value of an insurance product. The results are reflected in our consumer-friendly 5-star concept, with a 5-star rating signifying an insurance policy that offers outstanding value.
Canstar compares thousands of quotes across each of the states and territories in Australia, and assessing more than 100 different features within 16 categories.
Some of the features Canstar compares for landlord insurance are:
You can read the full landlord insurance star ratings report or compare landlord insurance yourself, based on your own property requirements, using the comparison selector tool at the top of the page.
Written by: TJ Ryan
If you’re trying to make your own shortlist of products that might suit your needs, you can’t go past the 5-star rated products listed on our comparison page – see the top of this page.
Below is a list of some landlord insurance providers or view more here:
Compare landlord insurance providers using the comparison selector tool at the top of this page.
Please note that these are a general explanation of the meaning of terms used in relation to landlord insurance. Your insurance provider may use different wording and you should read the terms and conditions of your insurance policy carefully to understand what you are and are not covered for. Refer to the product disclosure statement (PDS) from your provider.