Direct Line for Business launches Landlord Emergency cover

·         Landlord Emergency will cover the costs for labour and materials up to £1,500 per claim, with no limit on the number of claims that can be made

·         Tenants and landlords will be able to request a certified contractor to their property 24/7 in the event of an insured emergency

·         Tenants are able to deal with landlord emergency claims on behalf of the landlord

·         The optional add-on is available on all residential properties

Direct Line for Business has launched its new Landlord Emergency cover to offer peace of mind to landlords and tenants across the UK.

The new cover offers access to a 24-hour claims line which will send out a certified contractor to secure or prevent further damage to the property. Contractors covered include drainage engineers, electricians, glaziers, locksmiths, plumbers, pest control, roofers, gas and heating engineers and general trades people.

Landlord Emergency will cover call-out charges, the costs for labour and materials up to £1,500 per claim, with policy-holders able to make as many claims as they need.

Furthermore, tenants are able to make a claim and have an emergency dealt with on behalf of the landlord, saving time and potentially further damage.

Jasvinder Gakhal, Managing Director at Direct Line for Business, said: “Emergencies are unfortunately a part of life and often unforeseen. This cover gives an element of control back to landlords and tenants.

“No landlord wants their tenant to be faced with unreasonable discomfort, so in the event of an insured emergency, we hope this new cover will allow for a harmonious relationship between landlords and tenants while giving peace of mind to both parties.”

For further information on the terms and conditions of this additional benefit, please visit


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Direct Line for Business

Unni Henry

Tel: 01903 636 149

Email: [email protected]

Direct Line for Business

Launched in 2007 Direct Line for Business provides a range of insurance products for the small business sector direct by phone or on-line.

Direct Line for Business insurance policies are underwritten by U K Insurance Limited, Registered office: The Wharf, Neville Street, Leeds LS1 4AZ. Registered in England and Wales No 1179980. U K Insurance Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Direct Line for Business and U K Insurance limited are both part of Direct Line Insurance Group plc.

Customers can find out more about Direct Line for Business products or get a quote by calling 0345 301 4827 or visiting