August 3, 2020

We’re delighted to announce that two of our next generation of property surveyors have succeeded in achieving a significant qualification, which will help them grow within our modernising profession.

Murray Bodek, 35 (left), and Adam Barrett, 23 (right), both completed...

May 21, 2020

Dave has a lovely house, which he insured for £542,000 in 2013. Should he be confident that index-linking has kept him protected from under or over-insurance ever since?

View our latest animation and find out why index-linking is a good thing, but with a bit of a proble...

November 20, 2019

A UK based insurance broker is facing a legal claim for damages of “at least £3.5 million” after a fire revealed one of its commercial clients had been significantly underinsured, according to reports.

Legal news source Law360 said a waste management company based in th...

July 25, 2019

A leading broker has described as a ‘fantastic initiative’ and is encouraging others to guide their clients towards more accurate building sums insured as a way of not only treating customers fairly, but to generate significant income....

May 20, 2019

A growing number of insurance brokers believe underwriters should pay for, or at least contribute towards, a professional assessment of building sums insured in order to tackle the issue of underinsurance.

In a poll for this year’s BIBA conference, reinstatement valuati...

May 13, 2019

More than a third of policyholders are using ‘market value’ to set their buildings sum insured and one in five ‘simply guess’ according to a new study.

Reinstatement valuation experts asked 580 brokers to identify the source of building sums in...

February 18, 2019

Some people can be a little sceptical about desktop valuations. After all, how can you accurately assess a property without even being there?

“Desktops are still seen as quite new and innovative,” said Director Will Molland BSc MCIOB AssocRICS who is also one of Rebuild...

May 21, 2018

Are we alone in the universe? Who shot JFK? Is time travel possible? Why do flammable and inflammable mean exactly the same thing? And how come you never see the headline ‘Psychic Wins Lottery’?

These are just some of life’s great unanswered questions, and in the world...

March 21, 2018

Underinsurance could mean a Surrey-based family ends up being almost half a million pounds out of pocket following a fire at their home.

According to an article in the Guardian newspaper, the property’s rebuild cost had been set using a free online calculator. However,...

January 22, 2018

It happens! A policyholder wants to reduce their insurance premium, so they turn to the buildings sum insured without properly considering the rebuild cost of their property, or any other consequences.

And when the policyholder insists, it's never an easy conversation f...

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June 21, 2018

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