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    • Hanger_boy89
    • By Hanger_boy89 13th Mar 17, 12:00 PM
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    Can't insure my new build!
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    • 13th Mar 17, 12:00 PM
    Can't insure my new build! 13th Mar 17 at 12:00 PM
    It's a condition of my mortgage offer that I have Buildings insurance in place before exchange, but every single company I've tried won't insure a house until it's built. Other companies won't recognise the property address as it's so new! What do I do? Does anyone know of any insurers I can use?
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    • sultanabran
    • By sultanabran 13th Mar 17, 12:17 PM
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    It may be different depending on lender/builder/country but I'm in Scotland and my missives with Barratt state that liability remains with them until the date of entry (completion). So I only need to have buildings insurance in place for the date I move in.

    Are you sure the condition on the mortgage offer is on exchange and not completion?
    • da_rule
    • By da_rule 13th Mar 17, 12:26 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 12:26 PM
    Clarify this with your solicitor, but with new builds the condition usually does not apply, insurance would need to be on completion rather than exchange.
    • kingstreet
    • By kingstreet 13th Mar 17, 1:24 PM
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    You usually cover the building from exchange of contracts but not on a newbuild where the builder retains the risk until completion.

    Ask solicitor to check with builder's solicitor.

    This is probably a result of a poor copy & paste from a non-newbuild client's document.
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