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Business Insurance for window cleaners

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  • Includes public liability, professional indemnity, and more

  • Covers sole traders and limited companies working on domestic and commercial properties


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Do I need business insurance for my window cleaning business?

Running a window cleaning business can be a risky affair, especially if you're working from great heights. Even the most careful window cleaner could slip and fall, or a member of the public could trip up over unattended equipment such as a ladder or bucket.

If the worst should happen, the right business insurance can help protect you and any employees you have. If you do employ anyone else within your business, you are required by law to have employers' liability insurance, but it is highly recommended that you consider other types of insurance too.

Do I need public liability insurance as a window cleaner?

Public liability insurance isn't required by law, but it is considered crucial, as it offers protection when you're dealing with the public.

If someone is injured while you're working or you accidentally cause damage to any property, e.g. break a window or door, then public liability covers for any injuries or damage caused.

Depending on the level of cover you choose, a public liability policy can include:

  • Legal fees

  • Medical expenses

  • Financial compensation

  • Cost of repairs

  • Helpline support access

Public liability policies often provide cover of up to £10 million, but this varies by insurance provider, so make sure you check your policy documents and ensure you have the right level of cover.

Are there other types of business insurance I might need?

Here are some more types of business insurance to consider if you're a window cleaner:

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    Employers' liability insurance

    Employers' liability insurance is a legal requirement if you employ others. This protects employees if they hurt themselves whilst working for you.

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    Professional indemnity insurance

    Professional indemnity will cover any legal costs and compensation if a client claims that negligence or a fault in your work resulted in a financial loss

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    Personal accident cover

    This type of insurance offers compensation if you or any employees covered by the policy are injured or killed in an accident.

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    Income protection insurance

    Income protection insurance can help support you financially for a set period of time if you are unable to work due to sickness or injury.

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    Business life insurance

    Business life insurance provides a financial payout if a you or an important person within your business were to die, or suffer from a serious illness.

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    Commercial van insurance

    Protect your work van and its contents with business van insurance. There are various levels of cover, so make sure you do your research to find the right option for you.

How much will it cost to insure my window cleaning business?

The cost of window cleaning business insurance will depend on a few factors:

  • How much cover you need

    You get to choose the maximum benefit your insurance will pay out. Higher limits will always cost more

  • If you have employees

    Insurance will usually be cheaper if you’re a sole trader compared to a Ltd company with employees

  • Your add-on cover

    Adding extra cover options like tool cover and business interruption cover will add to your premiums

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Comparing insurance for your window cleaning business with MoneySuperMarket is a quick and simple way to find an affordable deal on cover. Here's how to get your quotes:

  • Tell us about your business

    We'll need a few details about your business to start. Tell us whether you're self-employed, your annual turnover, and how long you've had your business

  • Check your requirements

    Choose your preferred options and compare offers for your business by cost, level of protection, and any extras that are available

  • Choose the one you like

    Once you've found the right deal for you, just click through to the provider to finalise your purchase

While it isn’t a legal requirement to have business insurance, it is highly recommended to protect yourself financially if your client or a member of the public makes a claim against you.

If you employ anyone else within your business, you are legally required to have employers' liability insurance. This type of insurance will cover you if your employee makes a claim if they injure themselves whilst working for you.

You can find the right insurance policy to suit your needs in minutes by following our quick and easy quote process. We’ll ask for a few details and then show you a range of quotes from major UK providers to suit your budget.

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