As a landlord, the importance of looking after your tenants and ensuring they don’t encounter too many maintenance problems will be near the top of your priority list. Proper maintenance of any rented properties you let out is important both for your tenants' safety and your long-term costs. Whether you own one property or several, dealing with a broken boiler or water leak within one of your properties is something that can catch you unawares and leave you out of pocket very quickly - particularly if your tenants haven't notified you that they've been experiencing warning signs. Although it's easy to sit tight and hope that something won't happen, it's known that a boiler breakdown costs in the region of £310. Considering landlord plans for your properties could be the ideal solution, and here we explain why.
Landlord plans are a great option for those who want to take the hassle away and protect themselves against the expensive cost of breakdowns. Depending on the plan you opt for, you can cover just the essential items or you can cover all possible appliances. YourRepair HomePlan offers a range of landlord plans to suit all landlords, so here we explain the seven key benefits of having a landlord plan and how it can give you complete peace of mind when your property has maintenance issues.
Cheaper than individual call outs
The cost of landlord plans against paying for individual breakdown costs is significant. While you might hope that a breakdown doesn’t occur, the suddenness can leave you feeling bothered by the expensive cost and hassle of finding an engineer. For a small price per month - with plans starting from £18 - you can let someone else arrange an engineer to check the issue and carry out any necessary repairs.
It's also worth bearing in mind that landlord plans allow you to have any issues checked fully, as you can arrange for an engineer to take a look at any troublesome faults in your property rather than simply waiting for a major problem that'll cost you more. You'll also receive annual checks as part of your plan, to help prolong the life of your appliances and save you money long-term.
Tenants can report breakdowns
If you own more than one property, it’s likely that you’ll have experienced at least one report of a boiler breakdown or plumbing issue by a tenant. The benefit of having a landlord plan is that your tenants can call YourRepair HomePlan directly to report a breakdown and arrange an engineer to come out to have a look, without you even needing to be involved. One of the biggest problems for landlords is having to deal with repairs themselves, so a monthly plan is for you if that's something that you struggle to manage.
For a small monthly fee, you will have peace of mind that your tenants’ safety will be given full attention, while you can leave us to handle any problems and keep your properties safe and efficient.
Unlimited repairs and no excess
No matter how many times you experience a maintenance issue or breakdown, a landlord plan will cover you for every single incident. At YourRepair HomePlan, we have a network of over 5,000 engineers who are available to attend to your property maintenance issue 24/7, saving you the hassle of having to find someone yourself and forking out a huge cost for the one-off call out.
As well as unlimited repairs for all appliance issues, you will never be asked to pay any excess amount for parts and labour as all costs are included in your monthly payment plan.
Gas Safety Certificate
We include a Gas Safety Certificate for up to three appliances in a property on an annual basis. All appliances will be tested for gas tightness, test points will be assessed, flue flow will be tested and ventilation will be checked in accordance with regulations.
This type of certificate is mandatory for landlords as it is your responsibility to ensure that your property is safe for your tenants.
Annual boiler service
Each year, we will send someone out to service your boiler and check for any operation or efficiency issues. Autumn is often the best time of year to have your boiler checked before the colder winter months come around and boilers are in use more frequently.
An annual boiler service can help to avoid any major breakdown problems in winter that could leave your tenants unhappy and has the potential to prolong the life of the boiler.
If you are switching from another provider when taking out one of our landlord plans, we offer instant protection for any maintenance problems within your property from the date you register, even if you have a future start date.
We are currently the only company to offer this service to its customers.
Trusted engineers and manufacturers
If you were to find an engineer yourself for every breakdown that a tenant reported, you could face unreliability with each call out unless you have a trusted one that you know well. This is especially true if you are put on the spot by a tenant and need to find someone quickly. If you go for a cheaper option you always run the risk of getting someone who doesn't complete the job fully.
If you sign up for a landlord plan with YourRepair HomePlan, you are guaranteed a registered engineer who will provide excellent service and only use the best quality parts for repairs to your appliances. We've partnered with some of the leading appliance manufacturers to bring you expert and quality service every time.
Our landlord plans
All landlord plans with YourRepair HomePlan aim to protect you against the cost of sudden maintenance faults in any of your properties.
We provide cover for the following appliances in our landlord plans, but how many will depend on which plan you choose.
- Boiler and controls
- Gas safety certificate
- Boiler service
- Boiler replacement*
- Central heating
- Gas supply pipes
- Water supply pipe
- Taps and toilets
* If your boiler is less than seven years old, and deemed non-repairable by an engineer.
Why choose us for landlord plans?
YourRepair HomePlan offers quality service landlord plans at affordable prices throughout the whole of the UK. We offer an unrivalled service and treat each and every customer with genuine care and attention - 97% of our customers agree.
Our range of landlord plans is designed to give you peace of mind over maintenance issues so that you don’t have to worry about the safety of your property or your tenants. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, which means there will always be an engineer available to come out to your property.
Please have a look through the different plans we have available to find one that suits you. If you would like to get in touch for more information about any of our plans, we would be more than happy to help you.