Employer’s liability – provides cover for your employees. Product liability – insures your business against claims for bodily injury or property damage caused by a product that you sell or supply. Office insurance – which covers businesses which are run from a high street address.
Employers’ liability insurance is a legal requirement for most limited companies that have employees, contractors, casual workers or temporary staff. It’ll cover claims from employees who’ve been injured or become seriously ill as a result of working for you.
Whether or not you’re legally required to have business insurance depends on your particular business. Employers’ liability is a legal requirement for most businesses that have staff, while other types of insurance, such as professional indemnity, may be required by regulatory bodies.
Landlord insurance isn’t a legal requirement, but if the worst happens, it can give you vital protection for your property investment. Many mortgage lenders make it a requirement of taking out a buy-to-let mortgage.
When you signed up to your landlord insurance policy, you should have received a booklet that outlines the detail of your policy, which usually comes with a claims form. You can claim by filling it out and mailing it to your insurer, though they may also be able to handle your claim online or over the phone.
Most insurers offer the option of adding multiple properties to your policy, and you may even be able to get a discount on your premiums as a result. However you may find that you need separate policies for each property, so it’s always better to compare your options before committing to a provider to ensure you’re getting the best deal.
If you rent out a property, it’s a good idea to have landlord insurance. It covers lots of the same things that your regular home insurance does but it goes further, covering the risks that come with a rental business too – whether you rent out one house or ten flats.
Follow our other top tips to drive the cost down even further.
- Limit your mileage.
- Pay annually.
- Improve security.
- Increase your voluntary excess.
- Build up your no claims bonus discount.
- Only pay for what you need.
- See if it’s cheaper to buy add-ons as separate products.
- Consider your cover type.
Why car insurance is expensive
There can be lots of reasons for this, including your age, job title, postcode and the vehicle you drive. The price of car insurance also goes up because of things like fraud, uninsured drivers and the number of middlemen involved when you buy an insurance policy.
Car insurance rates begin to drop at around age 20, meaning that teenagers generally pay the most for car insurance. Rates continue to lower as drivers get older, with significantly lower premiums once drivers reach around 30 years of age.