Buildings insurance

Buildings insurance guidance:

The principle of subrogation Subrogation is the right of an insurer, once it has made payment to its insured for loss covered by an insurance policy, to ‘step into the...

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When does risk pass to the buyer? The fundamental principle which most contracts invariably follow is that risk passes to the buyer on exchange of contracts—the parties...

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Joint insurance Joint insurance arises where two or more people insure separate insurable interests in the same property with the same insurer under a single insurance...

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Most modern commercial leases, and many residential ones, place an obligation on the tenant to pay 'insurance rent' and on the landlord to insure the property or the...

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Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For information on how leaving the EU will affect environmental law, see Practice...

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Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For information on how leaving the EU will affect environmental law, see Practice...

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Duty of 'fair presentation' Under the Insurance Act 2015, s 3 (IA 2015), the insured has a duty to make a 'fair presentation' of the risk to the insurer. The duty of fair...

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STOP PRESS: The Insurance Act 2015 came into force on 12 August 2016 and made some fundamental changes to the commercial insurance regime as contained in the Marine...

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Pool Reinsurance Company Limited ('Pool Re') was formed in 1993 following a series of terrorism incidents in the early 1990s in London and elsewhere in England related to...

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Level of cover It is in both parties’ interests for the premises to be adequately insured (particularly for the tenant where the landlord’s obligation is simply to apply...

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No suspension implied A suspension of rent is not implied even where the tenant pays the cost of insurance. The tenant remains liable for the rent even though the...

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Insured risks It is in the tenant’s interests to ensure the landlord covenants to insure against as comprehensive a range of risks as possible as: • an unqualified...

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Who insures? Whenever practical a tenant's solicitor should propose that the premises are insured in the joint names of the landlord and the tenant. The advantages to the...

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Tenants frequently carry out fit-out works at (or often prior to) the start of a lease and may also carry out refurbishment or further fit-out works during the term....

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The Riot Compensation Act 2016 (RCA 2016) creates a new scheme in England and Wales to allow compensation to be claimed for property damaged, destroyed or stolen in the...

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In most commercial leases the landlord effects: • building insurance, and • insurance for loss of rent—for the period it estimates it will take to reinstate the premises...

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