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Non-Standard Construction Insurance – The Cob House

31 December 2013

When anyone is considering taking out non-standard construction insurance, or indeed any buildings insurance, it is a common misconception that the sum insured should be the saleable value of the property. This is absolutely not the case. The sum insured should always be the amount required to rebuild the property including any demolition, removal of…

The Plimsoll Line – Insurance Fraud Blog

31 December 2013

Back in October you may have read an article I wrote about the Lutine Bell, housed in the Lloyds of London building, which was rung to signify the fate of a ship for insurance purposes. Well upon further investigation it appears that this bell must have been ringing on an incredibly regular basis in the…

On The Piste? – Winter Sports Travel Insurance

05 December 2013

As we prepare ourselves for a spot of arctic weather I thought it appropriate to mention specialist winter sports travel insurance. According to the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), up to a million of us will be off skiing over the winter months, with an astonishing third of all skiers not having adequate cover…

Residential Landlord Jailed – CC News

04 December 2013

On the 22nd of November, Westminster Magistrates Court heard that Harpal Singh, 53, of North London had installed a boiler himself at a three bedroomed property which he owns on Montague Rd. Tottenham Hale, London, together with all the associated pipework. The boiler subsequently, probably not unsurprisingly, developed a gas leak which Singh attempted to…