Rent Guarantee Insurance for Landlords
Rent guarantee cover, tends to be only sold by letting agents or in cases where the landlord makes a specific request for it.
In essence, they will pay the rent if the tenant defaults on the payment. Before cover can be obtained, a suitable reference must be obtained on the tenant and the insurance company will usually specify from where the reference can be obtained.
As well as the cost of the reference, the policy usually has an excess of one months rent and there may be a ceiling on the amount can be claimed. Premiums are not cheap and the market for this product is small.