Working with a panel of specialist underwriters at world class insurers, our team have the expertise and commitment to make buying insurance an altogether more pleasurable experience. We'll create a specific policy for your home, based on a detailed risk management appraisal of the property.
High net worth individuals are rewarded by insurers for the care they take of their possessions - and in some cases we can help negotiate contributions from insurers to valuations and security installations.
The usual cover we provide is for “All Risks” including accidental damage. Unlike some policies, this will also encompass costs incurred through, for example, knocking through walls or floors to trace burst pipes.
Water damage is something that occurs in nearly a quarter of our clients claims, see our advice for protecting against water damage.
Flooding can be a real problem even in the least likely of areas, see our advice for minimising the risk of damage from flooding.
Insurance can become a mass of confusing jargon that obscures what you'll actually need in a crisis. It's very important to get the right advice when assessing the reinstatement cost of your property (ie: how much it would cost to re-build), as under-insurance can lead to reduced claims settlements. Often we discover that larger properties are insured for their market value and not the reinstatement cost (a re-build following a fire, for example). This is particularly a problem with period and listed property, as the reinstatement value can be much higher.
If your home is large, special or unique, you need a specialist policy. This may - or may not - mean you pay a little more, but a policy that doesn't pay out when you claim is simply money down the drain. It's a false economy.
It's important to work with a broker who will take time to assess your specific needs. And after a claim, you will want sympathy and efficiency, not more hassle.
Period, listed or unusual property?
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Charles McDowell, Owner/Founder, Charles McDowell Properties
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La Playa Private Client creates a safe space for you to live life to the full, enjoying your family, friends, and assets wherever you are in the world - without worry or hassle.
We can make sense of all your insurance needs - property, yachts and superyachts, high-performance and classic cars, private jets, art, wine and jewelry collections – and your liabilities too. We can pull multiple assets together on a single “portfolio” policy – or if you prefer, take care of each item separately.
Amid the impersonal and automated world of large insurance corporations, La Playa provides a refreshingly boutique-style service, with individual advice, and cover based on in-depth understanding of your specific situation. After a detailed and confidential review of your needs and priorities, we’ll structure your insurance arrangements so you know you and your family are protected, come what may.
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…from an expert who understands you