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...

February 5, 2020

Nigel Feast FCII, is one of Britain’s most highly respected property insurance professionals. He has been named as one of the UK’s top 100 most influential people in the residential leasehold sector and is Customer Relations Director at Deacon, a RebuildCostASSESSMENT....

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...

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...

November 21, 2018

Investors in pension schemes are being warned of the knock-on effect of inadequate sums insured on commercial properties within their portfolios.

The Financial Times (FT) reported that some providers of self-invested personal pensions (Sipps) and small self-administered...

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...

August 31, 2017

Almost three quarters of commercial buildings with sums insured of £500,000 or less are underinsured, according to new data from 

Analysis of the findings of almost 4,000 rebuild cost assessments carried out by Insurtech start up Insuranceshortfa...

February 14, 2017's James Scott Brown, explores the doubt (and enthusiasm) surrounding desktop-based rebuild cost assessments…  

When Henry Ford's lawyer approached the Michigan Savings Bank for finance to support his investment in the manufacture of cars back in 1...

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June 21, 2018

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