What can I do if my landlord fails to insure the building?
You should first check the terms of your lease to establish what the insurance provisions are and who is responsible...
This podcast features LEASE senior adviser Nicholas Kissen in conversation with barrister Justin Bates, Barrister at Arden Chambers. Justin’s practice focuses on housing and property law and he has broad experience at the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal.
In this podcast you will learn about the following key issues:
- Buildings insurance – why is it important?
- Getting information from the landlord
- Costs and policy content
- Scope of the cover
- What to do if you object to the extent of cover or the cost
- Is terrorism cover necessary?
- Commission v fees
- Portfolio schemes
- Leasehold houses – who controls insurance?
Justin explains the ins and outs of buildings insurance, referring to key cases decided by the courts and the implications for leaseholders.
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