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Rental Protection Insurance

First ever tenants’ rental protection insurance launched.

Legal & General is introducing a Rental Protection Plan for tenants, thought to be one of the first examples of this kind of insurance in the UK.

The company says the thinking behind the new product is the rapid growth of the private rental sector overall, which it says may account for a quarter of UK households as soon as 2023.

The plan offers three choices: Rental Income Protection Benefit, Rental Life Insurance and Rental Life Insurance with Critical Illness Cover.

If a tenant moves away from the private rental sector, the product can be switched to an Income Protection Benefit Plan.

“The rental sector is growing, but unlike those who have taken their first step on the housing ladder, tenants won’t have the natural trigger of a mortgage application to consider the protection that can be so vital should the worst happen” explains Craig Brown, director of Legal & General Intermediary.