Complying with the law and having the correct legal documentation in place is a must for every landlord. Running your rental property without the right documentation could put you at risk for a range of potentially devastating legal issues.
For example, without the correct paperwork, you may struggle to evict rogue tenants. You may even have to pay them compensation for harassment, unlawful eviction or failing to correctly protect their deposit. Even if a landlord has contracts in place, if those legal documents haven't been recently checked by a solicitor then they may not stand up in court.
This video shows you how our Legal Documents service can help and how to use it, or click here to read about it.
Having a solicitor check those legal documents are fit for purpose can be a costly and time-consuming process.
Fortunately, our Legal Documents service is here to help and is included as standard when you buy or renew a Direct Line for Business insurance policy from 1st February 2016.
This service isn't available with our Van Insurance, Hotel Insurance, Pub and Restaurant Insurance or Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Direct Line for Business Legal Documents means you can draft crucial legal documents, including tenancy agreements, repossession notices, and demands for unpaid rent. And for extra peace of mind, our solicitors are on hand to check and approve the documents you create using the service – at no extra cost to you.
Simply choose the document you want to create and answer a few simple questions to create your legal documents. You can even save your documents for future reference, or update them as and when you need to.
So if you’re a landlord who needs to draft documents for deposit protection or even eviction notices for example, with our Legal Document service you can get access to a range of quality legal documents, contracts, policies and letters to help you fully comply with the law.
Please note that once you buy or renew your policy with us, it may take up to 48 hours to register your details with our Legal Documents Service. You'll receive a Welcome email to confirm your registration. You won't be able to use the service before registration is completed.
And to learn more about running a business, and the insurance you need, make sure to head over to our Knowledge Centre.
Document services are provided by Epoq Group Limited. Legal helpline and document review services are provided by MyLawyer Solicitors LLP.