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What's the best insurance for builders and developers?

 
Building, renovating or buying a Home, Apartment or Commercial Building?
 
New building defects are so common that the building industry considers them inevitable! A study by Deakin University of 212 building audits in three states found that more than half of high rise blocks have at least one defect ranging from fire protection issues, waterproofing, roof and rainwater disposal, not to mention serious structural issues. As the recent news reports will attest, in Australia New South Wales buildings are by far the worst, with 97% having more than one fault, followed by Victoria at 74%.
 
Standard insurance policies don't cover defects
 
So how can developers and builders ensure they're covered for building defects? 

The solution is a little known Latent Defects Insurance policy which covers new homes, renovations and extensions, apartments, office and commercial buildings.
 
Why buy a Latent Defects Insurance policy when builders carry their own Contract Works Insurance?
 
Unlike Contract Works Insurance, with Latent Defects Insurance there is no need to prove negligence or fault. This means no delays or costly legal battles. If a defect exists, then it's a claim. So the process is much more straight forward than other insurance options when the right cover is chosen. Therefore customers avoid being left without cover and save significant time and money when they need to claim.
 
Protect your asset and sleep easy
 
Latent Defects Insurance is a 10 year non-cancellable policy which can be fully transferred to future owners.
 
How does it work for Owner Builders?
 
Once the defect has been identified and accepted by the Insurer, remedial work can begin. The Insurer pays for the work and seeks recovery of the costs from the tradesman or professional service provider
 
When does cover start?
 
The cover commences 1 year after the final completion certificate has been issued. It covers the cost of repairs, replacement and/or strengthening of the building for up to 10 years.
 
If you have any specific questions about the best insurance options for you, contact Peter Kelly.

Management Liability insurance is designed to provide protection to both the business and its directors or officers for claims of wrongful acts in the management of the business.

A business insurance pack can provide cover for your business premises and contents, against loss, damage, theft or financial loss from an insured interruption to the business.

Purchase up to six products under one Business Insurance Package. 

If you have any specific questions about the best insurance options for you, contact Peter Kelly.
 
General Advice Warning
 
The information provided is to be regarded as general advice. Whilst we may have collected risk information, your personal objectives, needs or financial situations were not taken into account when preparing this information. We recommend that you consider the suitability of this general advice, in respect of your objectives, financial situation and needs before acting on it. You should obtain and consider the relevant product disclosure statement before making any decision to purchase this financial product.
 
General Advice Warning: This advice is general and does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. You should consider whether the advice is appropriate for you and your personal circumstances. Before you make any decision about whether to acquire a certain product, you should obtain and read the relevant product disclosure statement.

All information above has been provided by the author.


Peter Kelly, Findex Insurance Brokers, ABN 17 139 730 528, AFSL 342526

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