• Block of Flats Insurance

    Block of Flats Insurance

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27
January
2016

What Is Block of Flats Insurance?

Block of flats insurance provides a simple and flexible buildings insurance policy for Residents Associations, Right to Manage (RTM) Company, Freeholders or Block Managing Agents. Typically, the individual flats are subject to long-term lease agreements and each leaseholder will contribute to the block of flats policy arranged by the freeholder as part of their annual management fee. As well as the building itself, cover can be extended to provide additional cover such as terrorism, communal contents, legal liabilities and legal expenses.

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Block of Flats Insurance – What Do I Need?

The core protection for flat insurance is cover for the building itself. Policies are based on the rebuilding sum insured to reinstate the block to its current condition following an insured loss such as a fire or flood. Typically policies are arranged on an “All Risks” basis meaning that cover is provided for any loss which is not specifically excluded. Cover can also be extended to cover legal liabilities such as property owners liability and employers liability as well as “trace and access” and “emergency services access” indemnity.

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Compare Block of Flats Insurance Online

As property insurance experts, Insync has selected a panel of the UK’s leading flat insurers. You can compare cover and prices online in a matter of minutes, building a tailored package to meet your specific requirements. Alternatively, why not book a free review with one of our property insurance advisors who can assist you in finding the right level of cover at the right price for your budget.

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Buildings Cover for Flats – Extended Cover

In addition to buildings insurance, cover will usually extend to cover your legal liabilities as the property owner. This will include property owners’ liability and employers liability where you may employ staff such as a gardener or maintenance worker. We would also recommend the inclusion of legal expenses cover.

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Block of Flats Policy Cover

  • Specialist cover from small flat conversions to large purpose built apartment blocks
    Specialist cover from small flat conversions to large purpose built apartment blocks
  • Single or multiple location policies
    Single or multiple location policies
  • House-in-multiple occupation (HMO) flat conversions
    House-in-multiple occupation (HMO) flat conversions
  • Non-standard construction and unoccupied blocks
    Non-standard construction and unoccupied blocks
  • Blocks under renovation
    Blocks under renovation
  • Communal contents and garden cover
    Communal contents and garden cover
  • Cover for solar panels and satellite dishes
    Cover for solar panels and satellite dishes
  • Lifts and communal boiler cover (Engineers and Inspection cover)
    Lifts and communal boiler cover (Engineers and Inspection cover)
  • Optional Terrorism cover
    Optional Terrorism cover
  • Legal liabilities as a block owner (Property Owners Liability and/or employers’ liability)
    Legal liabilities as a block owner (Property Owners Liability and/or employers’ liability)
  • Legal Expenses options
    Legal Expenses options

Why Insync for Block of Flats

  • We compare prices and block of flats cover from panel of 5+ leading insurers
    We compare prices and block of flats cover from panel of 5+ leading insurers
  • Instant quotations - cover and policy documents in minutes
    Instant quotations - cover and policy documents in minutes
  • Flexible cover & monthly payments – just pay for the sections you need
    Flexible cover & monthly payments – just pay for the sections you need
  • Expert advice from property Insurance specialists
    Expert advice from property Insurance specialists
  • 24 Hour Claims Helpline
    24 Hour Claims Helpline
  • Personal – Digital servicing AND your own dedicated insurance professional
    Personal – Digital servicing AND your own dedicated insurance professional

Flat Insurance Claims Example

Flat Insurance Claims Example

A parcel delivery driver trips down the stairs on loose carpet and suffers a broken hip. The driver is off work for 3 months and is seeking compensation and loss of earnings from the residents’ association in excess of £15,000.

How Much Does Block of Flats Insurance Cost?

How Much Does Block of Flats Insurance Cost?

Each block policy is individually rated by the insurers based on the required rebuilding sum insured, the location of the block (post-code), construction and any claims history. Where Managing Agents control multiple properties, insurers may allow a discount from their standard rating. Additional covers such as legal expenses are usually optional and can be included subject to payment of an additional premium.

How Much Should I Insure My Block of Flats For?

How Much Should I Insure My Block of Flats For?

The cost of completely rebuilding a block of flats can be considerable, particularly for older properties or conversions which can often be use more complex building methods. Whilst existing policies will usually be index-linked to allow for inflationary increases, we would recommend a regular review by way of professional valuation. Some insurers may provide access to discounting surveying fees, else you should seek the services of a member firm registered to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)