Far from standard.


Residential Building Works home insurance - new and improved from 1 July 2020

The Contract Works

Household insurers will not normally cover the contract works, preference being this is arranged by the contractor. This means the homeowner is reliant on the contractor's insurance to provide adequate cover.

This potentially leaves the opportunity for there to be both:

  • Gaps in the cover - for example, the contractor may fail to arrange adequate insurance or breach their policy conditions.
  • Grey areas in the event of a claim with two sets of insurers (and possibly loss adjustors) to negotiate as to what is contract works and what is part of the original structure. 

At the very least, your client loses control over a key aspect of cover that they need to rely on to protect their interests in the event of a claim.

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