HomeLet releases a new Tenant's contents insurance product available via jml insurance

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Released 18th June 2009

Summary: HomeLet rental insurance have cut the cost of tenants insurance from the 19th June 09 with a new policy that is available via jml insurance.

HomeLet the major Landlord and Tenant insurance provider in the UK is releasing a new Tenant's contents insurance product. The insurance provider has been listening to customer feedback and introduced "Tenant's Contents Insurance +".

The company acknowledges that it is becoming more and more common that tenants share the cost of renting by sharing their home with a friend or colleague. The new policy allows for up to three people to share the same policy as long as they are employed and not a full time student. (HomeLet have other insurance products for the student market).

They have also looked at the minimum cover they offered and have decided to double this cover at no extra cost, They believe that tenants often under estimate the value of their personal items and HomeLet were concerned that they could be under-insured.

The post code lottery was another area they made a thorough review of. If a tenant lived in a certain area the risk could much higher and consequently the tenants pay a lot more for their insurance cover. Their research has revealed that some of the areas that they had classified as "high risk" had been greatly improved and consequently should be in lower risk bandings saving tenants money.

Finally they looked at one of the most important elements for a tenant. The prices in those areas that are still in the higher bandings. HomeLet have realised that they were a little uncompetitive and prospective tenant customers have gone to other providers. So they have updated these areas as well to make them more competitive.

Philip Suter of jml-property-insurance said "We have been a HomeLet agent since 2002 and we are sent copy letters to tenants confirming the cancellation of their insurance, usually because of price and the fact that they have found a cheaper alternative."

"It is so important that tenants make sure their possessions are properly protected in light of a predicted surge in property crime due to the recession and rising levels of unemployment. This new HomeLet tenant insurance product is at a very competitive price and easy to arrange on line via a link from the jml-property-insurance.co.uk website" www.jml-property-insurance.co.uk.

Philip went on to say" Tenants often think that a Landlord's insurance will cover their possessions, unfortunately this is not the case and with so many renters having expensive items like computers, ipods, mobile phones and more, they must make sure that they are properly insured".

John Boyle the Managing Director of HomeLet said "Our new policy - Tenant's Contents Insurance+ is even better value for money than before, it still covers accidental damage to the landlord's contents, buildings, fixtures and fittings up to the value of £2,500 and now there is a higher level of cover for the minimum sum insured which has changed from £2,500 to £5,000".

John went on to say " The new product is ideal for professional people who are sharing as it can cover the policy holder plus two additional tenants".

John Boyle the Managing Director of HomeLet has held positions as National Sales Manager for AMP and Agency Sales Director for AIG in charge of Eastern European Operations and as the Managing Director of HomeLet, is responsible for implementing a business strategy, augmenting senior client relationships and maintaining the company's winning culture. HomeLet is a trading name of Barbon Insurance Group Ltd.

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Company Information

jml-property-Insurance.co.uk is part of jml Property Services, the trading name of Jeffrey Milner Ltd. The company is an UK based company that was established in 1979. jml insurance acts as an introducer for insurance companies selling property insurance including landlord and tenant rental products, pet insurance like Animal Friends Insurance, wedding insurance, motor insurance, car hire excess insurance, travel insurance and non standard insurance products. They also operate jmlvillas.com an online marketing service for owners of holiday home property to advertise and are part of the jml Group that includes jml Training and Consultancy.

© jml Property Services June 2009


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See also HomeLet (Barbon Group) Press Information:

New Managing Director for Letsure - February 2009

Tenants should Insure against recession related crime - February 2009

Barbon Insurance Appoints New Directors for Compliance, IT and Finance - February 2009

New Chief Executive for Babon Insurance - September 2008

Barbon Reveals Latest Financial Results - September 2008

EIS Completes Rebranding Exercise to Become Barbon Insurance Limited - August 2008

Martin & Co announces three year deal with HomeLet - July 2008

HomeLet staff gain promotions - June 2008

New Customer relations manager for EIS Insurance Solutions - June 2008

EIS sale completed - New and stable long term ownership - April 2008

EIS separates from Erinaceous Group - New and stable ownership - April 2008

Erinaceous placed in administration - April 2008

jml Insurance will now be introducing Homelet Landlord & Tenant insurance instead of Letsure - March 2008

Erinaceous puts insurance division up for sale - January - February 2008

Brian Turney has left Lumley Letsure - June 2007

Erinaceous Group Plc Opens Property Management Office in Dublin, Ireland - May 2007

HomeLet IPEX -Landlords set for buy-to-let revolution as new scheme launched - March 2007

HomeLetRental insurance launch Portfolio Insurance from 10th July 2006 in the UK

Letsure has a new Glasgow offices December 2005

HomeLet launches new low cost option landlord’s protection - July 2003


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