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Does your insurance cover the cost of disaster?

Does your insurance cover the cost of disaster?


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If you own a listed property and disaster strikes, you may well be required by law to reinstate it using traditional materials and methods matching the original, irrespective of cost. Would your present insurer be willing to cover the full costs? If not, can you imagine the consequences…? It is vital that appropriate cover is obtained for listed homes as general insurance providers may only provide enough cover for a minimal ‘standard’ rebuild, leaving you to finance the shortfall should the worst happen. It is worth remembering that work on these buildings requires traditional materials and skills which will normally be more time-consuming and expensive.
It’s a fact that sadly listed buildings are vulnerable to unauthorised works by previous owners. Prospective owners must be aware of the problems unearthing unauthorised works can cause.
The Listed Property Owners’ Club (LPOC) unfortunately often hears from listed property owners who only realise they are under-insured when things go wrong whilst undergoing a claim. To help owners avoid similar situations, LPOC has compiled A Guide to Insuring Your Listed Property, drawing on more than 20 years’ experience of the hazards of listed property ownership, to educate and empower listed property owners to make informed decisions when insuring their listed property. The guide also provides useful jargon busters and helpful tips such as how to calculate the sum insured and how to avoid claims.
• For more information, to download the guide or to request
a printed version, visit

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