Storm damage, roof, landlord, homeowner

Storm damage insurance claim advice for landlords

Landlords, advice, friendly

Storms and hurricanes rarely cause significant structural damage to properties, more often, the damage will be limited to fences blowing over and tiles falling from roofs. If however, a storm causes considerable structural damage to your rented property, it is likely your insurer will appoint a Loss Adjuster to your insurance claim. If you find yourself in this situation, seeking the advice of a professional Loss Assessor would certainly be worthwhile.

In the immediate days following a storm that has caused damage to a property you own, your main concern will be to safeguard against any further damage. This could be due to water ingress if your roof has been affected, for example. You are entitled to undertake emergency works, such as employing a local builder to erect temporary tarpaulin over the roof, to mitigate against further damage and these works will be covered by your insurer.

How we will help you with your insurance claim…

Our aim is to reduce the time our clients have to spend on their insurance claim. As you will have your Loss Assessor’s direct contact details, they will be your single point of contact throughout the claims process and you will no longer have to go through your insurance company’s call centre.

There will be many time-consuming elements to your insurance claim, with Morgan Clark on your side you can rely on your Assessor to…

  • Arrange emergency works as quickly as possible to secure your property and prevent any further damage
  • Ensure the full extent of damage is uncovered to safeguard the value of your property
  • Handle all negotiations with your insurer protecting your best interests
  • Restore your property quickly and efficiently to enable you to re-let sooner

We will help you get your tenants back into their property as quickly as possible, ensuring you receive the full settlement you’re entitled to

First Hand Insurance Claim Advice From A Landlord

https://youtu.be/PTU4js0kMOA

Bristol-based landlord, Dom Pickett, shares first-hand insurance claim advice following a fire at his rental property.

Popular Questions

What will my insurance company think if I appoint a Loss Assessor? faq plus icon to expand accordian

There is no reason why your insurance company or Loss Adjuster should discourage you from appointing your own Loss Assessor. If your Loss Adjuster is trying to dissuade you from using our services, you should question why they are against the idea of you being equally represented. After all, a Loss Assessor can only help a policyholder claim for what is legally within their insurance contract. Click here to read more about Loss Adjusters.

Doesn’t my insurance company manage my claim? faq plus icon to expand accordian

While many insurance companies will support you in the initial weeks of your claim, their only responsibility is to ensure costs are covered to restore your property and replace damaged contents, stock, machinery etc. (if applicable). As your claim progresses, you will be left with the most stressful and time consuming day-to-day elements to organise and oversee alone if you do not appoint a Loss Assessor.

What’s the difference between a Loss Assessor and a Loss Adjuster? faq plus icon to expand accordian

Loss Assessors and Loss Adjusters are both insurance claim professionals, but there is one key difference in their role during the insurance claim process; a Loss Assessor is appointed by and works exclusively for the policyholder, while a Loss Adjuster is appointed and paid by the insurance company. Loss Adjusters are expected to remain independent. Read more about the difference between Loss Assessors and Loss Adjusters here.

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In the majority of cases we are able to represent our clients without charging a fee at all. Read how we are able to offer our services free of charge by clicking here.

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