While insuring period and listed properties may draw a sharp intake of breath from non-specialist providers, there’s a perfectly simple solution to protecting special homes.
If you’re insuring your period building under a standard direct or Internet policy and you need to claim, you could be in for a nasty shock. But putting this right needn’t break the bank – specialist insurers provide excellent rates for period building insurance, in recognition of the care taken by most owners.
La Playa works with a panel of specialist underwriters at world class insurers, and our team have the expertise to guide you through the issues of finding suitable listed property insurance:
It’s just not worth taking short cuts with insuring a period or listed property: it’s a false economy. The issues are more complicated than for modern homes, but a good specialist broker can make the process easy, and the rates are in fact very reasonable.
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Careful listening to really understand your needs and priorities
As much help as you need with completing forms to provide risk information
A discreet and complimentary appraisal* to assess the risks and ensure you have the right coverage where you need it
An independent market review - so you don’t have to shop around comparing policies, cover limits, risks covered and smallprint exclusions
Careful monitoring of the carriers’ financial strength, claims and customer service
An independent recommendation of the best policy for you - and why
Specialist policy wordings from underwriters who have demonstrated excellence and deep understanding of your risk exposures. We have analyzed a wide range of policy wordings and have selected only the best for our panel. Our advisers have a deep working knowledge of these policies
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An intelligently designed portfolio of protection across multiple asset classes, liabilities and territories
Advice on how best to manage your risks - to keep you safe but also to keep insurance costs down
A dedicated adviser so you can speak to the same person each time.
Expert guidance on valuations, security and risk management, and connecting you with specialist advisers and suppliers
Direct phone and email access to your adviser for questions and advice.
Policy documents emailed to you - no logins and passwords to remember
An advocate beside you if you make a claim - thinking laterally to mitigate the impact, making useful connections to get you back up and running, and driving through a swift financial settlement
As an independent broker, we can advise on the best policies available - and on risk management measures including valuations, security, fire prevention and property marking - preserving the value of your property and giving you complete peace of mind. We have access to excellent terms with high net worth insurers including Chubb, Hiscox and Covea.