Landlord Insurance can provide cover for your rental property and, if it’s furnished, you can cover your contents too. The table below shows some of the standard features of QBE Landlord Insurance.
Why choose QBE Landlord Insurance?
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Owning and renting out a rental property comes with its fair share of risks. Landlord Insurance can provide cover for the cost of repairs or replacement of your property and/or contents in the event of storms, fire, theft, flood, tenant theft, vandalism and more. QBE Landlord Insurance can also provide cover for loss of rent if your rental property is unliveable due to damage by an insured event.
Whether you’re after cover for your rental property only or your rental property and your contents, we’re here to help. Compare options below and get a QBE Landlord Insurance quote online in minutes.
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What’s included in Landlord Insurance cover?
If you need to rebuild your home after a total loss and your claim exceeds your Buildings Sum Insured, we’ll pay up to 30% more than your Buildings Sum Insured. This benefit is included in your cover if shown on your Certificate of Insurance.
Damage by tenants' pets
If your rental property is damaged by an insured event and becomes unliveable. Different limits apply depending on your type of rental property.
Broken glass (accidental)
Damage by explosion
For example, if your buildings are a total loss and we rebuild them, we can cover the cost to install a rainwater tank.
For example, if you have a claim and we agree to replace an item, we can replace it with a similar one that has a better energy rating.
Damage by a falling tree or branch
Damage by animals
Lifetime guarantee on buildings repairs if we have selected and authorised the repairer.
We’ve been awarded the 2022 Mozo Experts Choice Award for Exceptional Value Landlord Insurance. This award provides a platform for industry experts to highlight products in the marketplace that they believe offer great value to Australian consumers.
For the fourth year running, we’ve been named Finder’s Green Insurer of the Year in 2023. We’re honoured to receive this recognition. A big thank you to our customers, people and partners for helping us enable a more resilient planet.
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Revealed: most common and costly landlord insurance claims
Severe weather and leaky pipes are the biggest headaches for Australian landlords and are the cause of far more insurance claims than tenants failing to pay the rent.
Liability cover: the little-known benefit included in your home insurance
Landlords are responsible for the property they lease to tenants, which means you may be legally liable if a tenant is injured at your rental property.
Home insurance calculators
You can use these calculators to estimate roughly how much it could cost to rebuild your home. By providing general information about your home the calculators can provide an estimated value and summary that you can further edit for a more detailed result if you wish.
Landlord insurance frequently asked questions
Landlord insurance is designed to provide cover for the risks of owning a rental property. Landlord insurance policies can cover costs incurred as a result of damage or loss due to events like:
- Tenant theft
- And more.
With QBE, you can choose to cover your rental property only, your contents only, or both.
Our Landlord Insurance policy provides cover for the cost of repairs and replacements due to events such as:
QBE Landlord Insurance also includes things like:
- Accidental damage cover caused by you, your tenant or paying guests
- Vandalism, malicious acts or theft by tenants or paying guests
- Damage by a tenant’s pet
- Up to $30 million legal liability cover
- Clean up due to illegal drug activity
- Electrical motor burnout cover
- Loss of rent after an insured event if your property is unliveable
- And more.
Find out more by reading the QBE Landlord Insurance policy documents.
If you have either fully or partially furnished your rental property and you want to cover your contents that are for your tenants use, you can select contents cover.
This can help to cover your contents in case of events such as malicious damage or theft by tenants, or accidental damage by you or your tenants.
Landlord contents cover can also be useful for strata-lot owners who want to cover fixtures within the property that the body corporate is not required by law to insure.
Read the PDS for full details including limits, exclusions and conditions that apply.
The cost of landlord insurance can depend on a number of factors, such as:
- How much cover you choose for your rental property (sometimes called your ‘sum insured’)
- Whether your policy has any options, such as rent default cover
- The basic excess you choose (consider a basic excess you can afford to pay at short notice if you need to make a claim)
- Your claims history
- Location of your rental property
- Characteristics of your rental property.
The easy way to compare landlord insurance and see how much it may cost you is to get a quote.
This all depends on your circumstances and how much cover you need. At QBE, we offer a range of landlord insurance choices:
- Buildings cover: Cover for your rental property and permanent fixtures
- Contents cover: Cover for the contents in your rental property that you have provided for your tenants to use as part of their tenancy
- Buildings and contents cover: Cover for your rental property and your contents.
If we agree, you can also add the rent default option for an additional premium.
Landlord insurance can cover the buildings at your rental property, which includes cover for its fixtures and fittings and, if it’s furnished, you can cover your contents too. It can also include cover for loss of rental income and damage to your property by tenants.
Building insurance that is not under a landlord policy can cover your property and its fixtures and fittings, but won’t insure your home contents, and generally won’t cover properties that are rented out.
If you own a rental property, you may be able to claim landlord insurance costs for your rental property for the period it was tenanted or available for rent.
Check with a tax adviser to find out whether you can claim a tax deduction for your landlord insurance costs.
QBE Landlord Insurance is issued and underwritten by QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited (ABN 78 003 191 035, AFSL 239545). Any advice provided is general only and has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs and may not be right for you. To decide if this product is right for you, please read the Landlord Insurance Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and Target Market Determination (TMD).