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Derbyshire offers investors added protection

The product provides added peace of mind for private landlords or anyone thinking of letting out their property to others.

It offers cover choices for buildings only or buildings and contents, the latter providing cover for contents up to a value of £10,000.

The policy, which compliments Derbyshire&#39s existing household and income protection insurance products, also provides cover for up to £5,000 loss of rent, up to £5,000 re-letting costs and up to £2m of property owner&#39s liability.

Darren Bailey, Derbyshire Group product manager, says: “The buy-to-let housing market is still strong and has grown by around 14% in the last 12 months. But one of the most important things that a private landlord or anybody who rents out their property should bear in mind is protecting their investment and their assets.

“Derbyshire&#39s buy-to-let buildings policy provides customers with the peace of mind of knowing that while their property is being let out, it will still be protected.”

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