Landlord Insurance

We recommend you protect your rental property investment with landlord insurance.

Why do we need landlord insurance if Goodwins is my agent?

While Goodwins take all possible care, at no time can we guarantee your tenant’s performance at your property. The risk belongs to the owner of the property, and appropriately the owner should be insured for such a risk.

Why do I need landlord insurance if I have a good tenant?

It pays to be properly insured, even when you have a good tenant. If the tenant’s circumstances change, the tenancy may become unstable. This can result in rent owing and the property not being maintained.

What does landlord insurance cover?

It is important for you to know what your landlord insurance policy will and won’t cover. Please consult with your chosen insurance provider so that you are fully aware of the extent of your cover and any excesses that may be applicable in the event of a claim.

Goodwins are approved providers of REAL Landlord Protection Insurance. Please contact your property manager for more information.

Building & Contents Insurance

Landlords must provide insurance information in any new tenancy agreement, including whether or not the property is insured, and the excess amount of any relevant policies.

Landlords will also need to include a statement[PDF, 811 KB] informing tenants that the insurance policy for the property is available on request.

They also have to tell tenants if this information changes within a reasonable time.