Whether you are an individual property valuer seeking quality insurance products and risk advice; or you are a part of a larger group; our experienced brokers are here to assist you.
What are the key risks?
To ensure the adequate protection of your Valuation business, Coverforce recommend each of the following insurances are strongly considered.
- Professional Indemnity Insurance
Professional Indemnity policies are primarily designed to defend you and indemnify you against most civil liability claims from third parties seeking compensation as a result of your professional negligence. Most Professional Indemnity policies provide coverage for Fidelity (usually sub-limited to $100,000 or less), Employment Practices Liability, Statutory Liability and Third Party only Cyber coverage. It is important to understand that the Fidelity coverage and Cyber coverage provided by Professional Indemnity policies are very limited. Comprehensive Crime (not just Fidelity), Cyber Crime and other First Party Cyber Insurance should be arranged separately.
- Cyber and Crime Insurance
There has been a spike in cyber related crime in your sector resulting in significant losses to businesses. Cyber criminals are becoming more sophisticated and are increasingly using tactics such as identity theft to hack into systems or company processes, obtaining access to company bank accounts and trust funds. Without the correct Cyber and Crime Insurance in place, many businesses will remain uninsured for this emerging criminal activity. Cover can be arranged via a packaged Management Liability policy, or can also be arranged via standalone Cyber and Crime Insurance policies.
- Management Liability
Managing a business comes with its risks and responsibilities. As adirector or officer of a business your personal assets as well as company assets can be exposed under many circumstances. Management Liability Insurance primarily provides coverage for Directors and Officers for loss on account of wrongful acts committed or allegedly committed in the execution of the director or officer’s duties. These policies also extend to cover:
- Employment Practices Liability – full policy limit
- Statutory Liability – generally up to $1,000,000
- Crime (First Party & Third Party cover) – generally up to $1,000,000
- Tax Audit – generally up to $100,000
- Business Insurance
The risk of fire, theft, malicious damage and accidental damage of company property can be protected under a Business Insurance policy. Business Interruption (loss of revenue and additional costs), can also be insured together with other policy sections such as Glass, Money, General Property and Machinery/Electronic Breakdown. An important consideration with Business Insurance is to ensure that the risk of flood is considered, and that the flood extension is requested to be included if required. Flood is not a standard inclusion under Business Insurance policies.
- Public Liability Insurance
If you lease/own a company office, hold events, visit clients, participate in other sales or property management activity you will have an exposure to potential third party injury and property damage claims. Public Liability is a ‘must have’ insurance policy for all businesses who operate in the property sector.
- Workers Compensation Insurance
This statutory insurance is compulsory in all states and territories for incorporated entities whom employ staff or pay wages. Workers compensation Insurance may also be required for sole traders and ABN holders.
How can we help?
- Coverforce has access to the market leading Professional Indemnity Insurance product for Real Estate and Property Management businesses
- More than 1,000 Real Estate and Property Management businesses currently are insured via Coverforce
- Coverforce are preferred Insurance providers for many networks including LJ Hooker, Laing & Simmons, Richardson & Wrench, Stockdale & Leggo and One Agency
- Real Estate and Property Management has been a core focus for Coverforce for more than 15 years
For expert risk advice and an insurance program that won't let you down when it's time to claim contact Coverforce.Why Choose Us?