Damage caused from the riots – advise your insurer quickly

If your property or business has suffered damage during the riots this week the it is essential for you to report your loss to your insurer immediately. Under the Riot Damages Act 1886, insurers and uninsured individuals can recover their costs from the Police under circumstances that are deemed as a riot.

However, to do this, the local authority must be informed within 14 days of the incident. The Association of British Insurers have requested that this period be extended to 42 days but a review by the Home Secretary has yet to be confirmed.

If you need further help or advice regarding losses caused by these disgraceful events, contact our team on 0118 9165480.

Macbeth is a leading and award winning Chartered Insurance Broker providing expert and professional advice to businesses and wealthy individuals throughout the UK.

Author: Paul Macbeth | August 10th, 2011

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