Who's drawn the short straw and has to call the landlord to tell him the boiler has broken down and there's a whopping repair bill to pay? Winter always brings with it busted boilers but you can soften the blow by working with Everything Lettings. Agents and property managers with properties signed up to our comprehensive emergency cover plan don't mind breaking bad boiler news to landlords as our cover ensures there's no massive invoice.
Our clients' conversation goes something like this: "Hello Mr Landlord. Just wanted to let you know your tenant called the emergency helpline last night as the boiler had stopped working. But don't worry, the whole repair was covered under insurance." The Everything Lettings emergency cover plan protects landlords for up to £500 per claim in relation to emergency call outs, and there's no limit on how many claims can be made in a year. A small monthly fee provides peace-of-mind that boiler repairs won't blow the budget.
Roy Fuller, Everything Lettings' Sales Director, says being able to budget for such an expense is a great advantage for landlords: "The protection comes at a modest monthly price considering we cover each callout for up to £500 and put no limit on the number of claims*. The Central Heating Engineers Forum says the average cost of a boiler repair is £235.37 per single problem, so if more than one part is faulty you're looking at a repair bill of over almost £500. With labour, parts, VAT and call-out charges, it soon adds up and can spiral out of control. And there's no way of telling how many times a boiler might break down in one winter - especially an older boiler that's not been cared for."
Of course, prevention is better than cure and landlords/agents can upgrade to Everything Lettings' Landlord Pack, which includes a planned boiler service maintenance schedule and an annual gas safety inspection, as well as the emergency call-out cover plan.
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