Insurance Claim Inspections, Assessments and Reports
Insurance Claim Inspections – Assessments and Reports
An insurance claim can be very stressful and a disaster if not carefully prepared and supported with the right evidence. That is why engaging an experienced, independent insurance claim inspector can make the process significantly easier.
The insurance claim inspectors at Finalinspect have worked for numerous clients over the decades in which we have been in operation to accurately and independently assess the following:
Builder’s Warranty Insurance Claims
We have assisted and advised many clients in complicated matters, such as when builders have died, become bankrupt or simply disappeared—never to be seen again—while their new houses, offices, factories and warehouses are being constructed or renovated.
When builders are no longer available to finish constructing a new home, office, factory or warehouse, construction on the semi-completed building goes on hold and the relevant insurance company (i.e. Builder’s Warranty Insurance) needs to be contacted. This is so that an assessment can be made of all outstanding works and a payment made by the insurance company to cover the cost of completing the building.
Insurance companies typically make very conservative insurance claim assessments, avoiding paying any more than the bare minimum required. When an insurance assessor makes a conservative assessment, there is a real risk the balance of the building works to complete your home may:
- Fall well short of what was promised in the original building plans and specifications.
- Not meet the minimum building standards. That is, the payment the insurance company is prepared to make is not adequate to cover the cost of properly finishing the construction or renovation of your new home or commercial or industrial building compliant with the National Construction Code (NCC) and all other relevant Australian Standards and building guidelines.
If you are facing the above situation, we recommend you engage an independent insurance claim inspector from Finalinspect to:
- Thoroughly and independently inspect your partly-completed building (before the insurance claim assessor from the relevant insurance company inspects your building and makes an assessment) and outline in detail all works that need to be completed to finish your building compliant with the relevant building plans and specifications, the NCC and all relevant Australian Standards.
- Re-inspect your building after it has been fully completed to ensure it has been properly constructed and finished.
Assess damage to buildings caused by storms, floods and fires etc.
As mentioned above, insurance companies generally make very conservative insurance claim assessments so they do not pay out any more than the bare minimum.
Finalinspect insurance claim inspectors thoroughly and independently inspect storm, flood and fire damage to buildings and the surrounding land and provide clients with detailed typed reports. These reports set out the full extent of all damage and list in detail all rectification works (or complete re-build if necessary) which need to be completed to return damaged buildings and landscapes back to their original state.
If you are concerned that your insurance company has not or will not accurately assess the building works that need to be undertaken to properly finish or repair your home, office, warehouse or factory, please contact Finalinspect on 0408 132 152.