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I own a leasehold house and my lease requires me to arrange insurance with an insurer nominated or appointed by the landlord. Can I choose my own insurer?

You are entitled to place insurance with your choice of insurer provided notice is given to the landlord and certain requirements relating to the cover are met.

The insurance policy must:

You must serve a prescribed Notice of Cover on your landlord no later than 14 days after having placed the insurance (or within 14 days of any request by the landlord).

The prescribed form and contents of the Notice of Cover in relation to England can be found here.

The prescribed form and contents of the Notice of Cover in relation to Wales can be found here.


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