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Get help with Subsidence Insurance

 

Subsidence, landslip or heave are serious conditions that will have a major impact on your ability to obtain buildings insurance now and into the future.

 

If your property (or the property of a neighbour) is showing signs of these events then your chances of obtaining insurance with a new insurer are minimal while these matters remain unresolved. If you already have insurance in place, our view is that you should keep it.

 

If you do not already have insurance then, in our experience, no insurer will offer you cover until the property has been made sound. The most likely remedy is to have the property underpinned. You will also be required to provide a structural survey report, which has been conducted after the repairs were made.

 

Even then your chances of finding a high street insurer to take you are limited.

The majority of mainstream home insurers will often not offer buildings and contents insurance to people who live in properties which have been underpinned, or are in an area which can be liable to subsidence.


We do however have specialist household insurers who will consider your application if you live in an area of subsidence, or if your property has already suffered from subsidence and has been underpinned.


We work with specialist insurers to find a buildings and contents insurance policy for you.

 

What we need to know

Our specialists will need to know details of your circumstances and your property, and so it is helpful if you are able to have this information to hand.

 

They will be interested in the causes of the problem, whether this is likely to re-occur (i.e is the area prone to subsidence), the conditions of neighbouring properties (particularly if they are attached to your property) and the view of a qualified surveyor.

Subsidence Insurance Please Note : Once your property has suffered from subsidence it is the case that most insurers will require a full structural report of the whole property, and not just the affected area, from a qualified surveyor. This is because damage to one part of the home can cause unseen problems in another part.

 

From Summer 2013, we have been able to offer many customers subsidence buidlings insurance without a survey. Our underwriters estimate that less than a third of our customers will be required to produce a survey.


Our home insurance specialists will use their expertise to hopefully find you some buildings and contents insurance that recognises your subsidence at a resonable premium.


Whilst you may have to pay more for your buildings insurance than you did before, because of the specialist nature of your case, at least you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing you are insured.


Also, if you have a mortgage on your property, it is a condition of your mortgage that your home is properly insured. Your mortgage lender will want to ensure that you have a sufficient level of buildings insurance cover. You have a duty to make your mortgage lender aware if you do not have buildings insurance on the property.

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