What is tenants’ liability insurance?

If you’re a tenant living in a rented home, your landlord may have furnished the property before you moved in to make it more comfortable for you. However, if any of the landlord’s belongings (such as furniture, fixtures or fittings) were to be accidentally damaged while you’re living there, the landlord may expect you to cover the cost of the damage out of your tenancy deposit.

Tenants’ liability insurance is a cover automatically provided as part of your contents insurance policy that provides a level of protection for your landlord’s belongings.

Endsleigh provide cover for up to 30% of the sum insured for loss or damage to buildings for which you are legally responsible under the terms of your tenancy agreement.

What happens if I damage the property?

Sometimes accidents happen. If you damage your landlord’s property, they may ask you to pay for any associated repairs or costs out of your tenancy deposit. Depending on your tenancy agreement this could be mandatory, so it’s worth considering the benefits of taking out a tenants insurance policy to protect yourself against these potential costs.

What’s included in tenants’ liability insurance?

Our tenants’ liability insurance, depending on your circumstances, may include:

  • Up to 30% of the total buildings sum insured towards landlords’ fixtures and fittings.
  • If you have one of our specialist student gadget insurance policies, you’ll be automatically covered up to £2,500 for landlords’ fixtures and fittings.
  • If you find yourself in an employment dispute, we’ll help by appointing a law firm that can represent you.

If you’re unsure about the level of tenants’ liability cover you have in place, please check the details of your quote online or contact us.

What if I’m a student tenant?

Having your possessions stolen or being responsible for damages to property can be stressful, especially when you’ve got studying to worry about. That’s why our possessions policies include automatic cover for up to £2,500 for your landlords fixtures and fittings if you are a student tenant. If you would like to find out more about our tenant liability and contents insurance options, our friendly team are here to help.

How do I make a claim for tenants’ liability?

To make a claim, please visit our claim centre where you’ll be able to find the right contact details for your insurance policy.

Further details of what’s covered can be found in your policy documents, which can be accessed via your Account.