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    • Blackisthecat
    • By Blackisthecat 6th Aug 18, 10:26 AM
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    Home/contents insurance 2400!
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    • 6th Aug 18, 10:26 AM
    Home/contents insurance 2400! 6th Aug 18 at 10:26 AM
    I just found out my dad has not changed his home/contents insurer (from Royal Sunalliance) for 35 years!!
    They are currently charging him 200/month

    He is reluctant to change insurers as he had to claim for subsidence around 20yrs ago and is worried he will not be covered for future occurrences with a new policy.
    Is this the case?
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    • lisyloo
    • By lisyloo 6th Aug 18, 10:48 AM
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    New insurers will want to know all the details of the subsidence claim and what was done.
    Does you dad have reports on the work e.g. from surveyors.


    His premium will be loaded.
    If he doesn't have full info and can't get it then it's likely to be loaded a lot as the risk is unknown.


    So he won't be not covered but his premim will be loaded and or high excess.


    If he doesn't have all the details and RS are reluctant to provide it then he might indeed be better off staying with them.
    • Reardoa
    • By Reardoa 6th Aug 18, 11:13 AM
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    Not at all. Their are specialist insurers that deal with properties that have suffered subsidence. Although some main stream insurers I suspect would still quote depending on the cause of the subsidence, if the cause has been dealt with and assuming no issues have arisen since.
    Even with a prev subs that is very expensive
    • dacouch
    • By dacouch 6th Aug 18, 10:34 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 10:34 PM
    Try the subsidence advisory bureau.

    They will require him to pay for a survey, they will then come up with a premium and terms.
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