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Landlord Insurance

Protect your investment property and landlord’s contents from insured events such as theft, fire, storm and malicious damage.


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  • Cover for your investment property
  • Pay by the month at no extra cost 6
  • Save up to 10% on your first year’s premium when you buy a new policy online 1, 4


A residential investment property needs to be appropriately protected. Insurance can give you the peace of mind and confidence that your property will be looked after should something go wrong. COTA Landlord Insurance covers the property and/or the contents you provide for your tenant’s use.


To help you decide the cover you need, Here’s a brief outline of the difference between buildings and contents cover.

Landlord Buildings

Designed to cover the physical structures that make up your property, like the house itself, garage, sheds, permanently installed swimming pools and decks. Generally for customers who own a freehold home – like a house, townhouse, terrace or semi-detached dwelling.


Landlord Contents

Designed to cover items at your property – from furniture, removable domestic appliances and white goods which belong to you as the landlord and that you have provided for the use of your tenant. It also covers your carpets and window furnishings.


What events you’re covered for …

Whilst there are some things COTA Landlord Insurance does not cover, it will cover you for the damage to your insured property as a result of any of these insured events*:

  • fire or smoke (including bushfires and grassfires)
  • storm, cyclone, rainwater or run off
  • water or other liquid damage
  • theft or burglary
  • explosion
  • accidental breakage of glass or ceramic items
  • impact damage
  • vandalism or malicious damage
  • lightning
  • earthquake or tsunami
  • riot or civil commotion

*For full details of the terms, conditions, limits and exclusions that apply, please refer to the relevant Product Disclosure Statement, any supplementary PDS and Landlord Buildings and Landlord Contents Key Fact Sheets.



Optional covers …

  • landlord workers’compensation cover
  • flood



The better you understand your policy, the easier it will be if you ever have to claim.


Here is a limited summary of the benefits of a landlord insurance policy. For full details of the terms, conditions, limits and exclusions that apply please read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS), any applicable supplementary PDS and Landlord Buildings and Landlord Contents Key Fact Sheets (KFS) before making a decision to purchase the insurance.


Select the cover to suit your needs. Effective 16 December 2019.

Standard Cover

Cover for the unexpected COTA Landlord Insurance offers protection for your investment property for out of the ordinary but devastating events such as fire, storm and burglary. check
Legal liability COTA Landlord Insurance will cover your legal liability up to $20 million for payment of compensation relating to death, bodily injury or illness, and/or physical loss of or damage to property. check
Making your buildings environmentally friendly If your buildings are totally destroyed and need to be rebuilt, in addition to your buildings sum insured, COTA Landlord Insurance will pay up to $5,000 to help you make the new buildings more environmentally friendly. check
Landlord contents In the event you require repair or replacement of your contents you own and provide for your tenant’s use. If you select buildings cover, COTA Landlord Insurance will pay up to $10,000. Alternatively, if you select contents cover, COTA Landlord Insurance will pay, up to the sum insured check
Rental costs after an insured event If your buildings are damaged by an insured event and can’t be lived in by your tenant, or, we agree access to or the use of your buildings was not possible Allianz will pay for your loss of rent on the buildings for up to 12 months. check
Rebuilding and professional fees If you need to rebuild your buildings after total loss or damage, COTA Landlord Insurance will help pay the reasonable costs of architects, engineers, surveyors and solicitors up to $5,000. check
Debris removal COTA Landlord Insurance will cover up to 10% of the building and/or contents sum insured for removing debris from your insured address if your buildings are damaged or destroyed by an insured event. check
24/7 emergency claims lodgement When you need to make a claim Allianz are there for you with 24/7 claims lodgement, helping you get back on track again as soon as possible. check
Contents in the open air at the insured address COTA Landlord Insurance will cover contents in the open air (that you own and that you have provided for your tenants use) which have been lost or damaged by an insured event covered by your policy, up to a maximum amount of $200. check

Optional Covers

Add any of these optional covers for an additional premium and greater cover.
Landlord workers’ compensation cover Cover for the compensation amount you are liable to pay if you employ a domestic worker and they are injured while working for you at the insured address. Only available in ACT, WA and TAS optional
Flood cover Flood cover may be available as an optional cover to your buildings and/or contents. A 72 hour exclusion period applies. optional



What does Landlord Insurance cover?

Buildings – what’s covered Contents – what’s covered
Buildings insurance is designed to protect the physical structures and fixtures that make up your buildings: from the house itself, to the garage, fences and paved driveways – even built-in appliances like showers and baths, hot water systems, air-conditioners and more. Contents insurance protects the belongings you have at the insured address that you have provided for the use of your tenant: from your furniture, carpet and appliances and even your BBQ. So, if any of the insured events happen during the period of insurance, we’ll generally pay to repair or replace your contents – up to the policy limits.

It’s up to you to decide the sums insured, and the type and level of cover that you want to take out. People generally want enough insurance to cover the property’s estimated replacement value. If you don’t have enough cover, you could end up having to cover some of the costs yourself. Remember, we will only pay up to the amount of your loss or the sum insured, whichever is the lesser – so you should also be careful not to over insure. That’s why we’ve provided these calculators. They work as guides to help you estimate the replacement value of your landlord building and contents.


 Building replacement calculator
Value my Home

 Contents replacement calculator
Value my Contents



Need to make a claim?

Click here for details on how to lodge a landlord insurance claim


If you purchased home or landlord insurance before 16 December 2019, please refer to the relevant Product Disclosure Statements, any applicable supplementary PDS and Buildings or Contents Key Fact Sheet/s.

Landlord Insurance PDS and Key Fact Sheet/s.

We do not provide advice based on any consideration of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Terms, conditions, limits and exclusions apply. Before making a decision please refer to the relevant Home or Landlord Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) any applicable supplementary PDS and Home Buildings, Home Contents or Landlords Buildings, Landlords Contents key fact sheet/s also available for reference.

1. Online discount A premium discount of up to 10% is applied to your first years premium when you buy a new Landlord insurance policy online including to optional covers if selected. This discount is not applied on renewal. 2. NCB When you take out a new policy, we calculate your No Claims Bonus based on your home or landlords (as applicable) insurance claims history. To qualify for the maximum No Claim Bonus of 30%, home insurance customers must have had no Building or Contents insurance claims in the preceding five years. Landlord customers must have had no Landlord insurance claims in the preceding 3 years. However, customers who have had claims may still qualify for a reduced No Claim Bonus. 3. Minimum premiums If you are eligible for more than one discount, Allianz applies them in a predetermined order. This means any subsequent discount will be applied to the reduced premium amount after applying any prior discounts and the effect of the subsequent discount will be reduced. For example, the aggregate effect of applying two 10% discounts consecutively means that you will not see the full benefit of both these discounts. Discounts do not apply to taxes or government charges. Discounts do not apply to optional covers for Domestic Workers Compensation / Landlord Workers Compensation, and may not apply to other optional covers (if available and selected). Any discounts/entitlements may be subject to rounding and may only apply to the extent that any minimum premium is not reached. 4. Excess reduction Not available when an additional compulsory excess or imposed excess applies. Minimum Premiums apply. 5. Instalment premiums If you choose to pay your premium by instalments you do not pay us any more than if you pay your premium in one lump sum annually. The premiums payable by instalments may be subject to minor adjustments (upwards or downwards) due to rounding. Note: Your financial institution may apply transaction fees to instalment payments. **Premiums payable by instalments may be subject to minor adjustments (upwards or downwards) due to rounding and financial institution transaction fees may apply.

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