Insurance specialist Pikl has launched a free insurance cover offer for hosts who are making their properties available to NHS workers through the NHS Homes scheme.
The NHS Homes scheme has been set up by the UK Short Term Accommodation Association (STAA) to provide free accommodation to key NHS workers, enabling them to stay nearby to work.
Hundreds of properties for NHS workers have now been made available by property management and hospitality companies.
Pikl specialises in providing insurance cover to thosewho rent out rooms or whole properties on a short-term basis, and it is now offering a free 90 day top-up cover to those housing NHS workers free of charge through the NHS Homes scheme.
Pikl CEO and founder, Louise Birritteri, said: “We all want to do our bit to support the phenomenal work that NHS staff are doing.
“The NHS Homes scheme is a great example of the short-term let industry coming together to offer practical and much needed help, so it was natural for us to say thank you to those homeowners who have pledged their properties to the scheme to offer them free insurance for the period that it’s likely to run.”
He added: “The cover will give homeowners the peace of mind that if any accidental damage, injury or loss occurs in their property, whilst NHS workers are staying, they will not be out of pocket.”
The offer is limited to the first 500 accepted properties which will be the premium equivalent of £25,000.