Month: August 2015

Personal Liability for Insurance Adjusters | Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Can an insurance adjuster be found personally liable for his or her handling of a claim? A recent Texas federal court considered this question. Linron Properties v. Wausau Underwriters Insurance Company,1 involved a claim under a commercial property policy for damages related to a storm. The insured sought coverage for the costs of repairs to …

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Fears Pension Providers Won’t Offer Auto Enrolment Schemes to Small Businesses

Fears Pension Providers Won’t Offer Auto Enrolment Schemes to Small Businesses

All small businesses are now obligated to arrange auto-enrolment pension schemes for their employees. But as this government plan is rolled out to the smallest of firms over the next two years, new research has suggested a large majority of pension providers could be making things difficult. According to a study conducted by Defaqto for …

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How to Make Your Rental Properties More Desirable

How to Make Your Rental Properties More Desirable

Entering the buy-to-let market can be an extremely lucrative business when done right. If you’re a landlord preparing to rent out flats, houses or commercial spaces, here are some essential buy-to-let tips on how to make your properties more attractive to prospective tenants. Don’t take shortcuts with maintenance While it can be tempting to keep …

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Force-Placed Insurance Class Action Survives Motion to Dismiss | Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

I recently blogged about the issues regarding forced-placed insurance policies, how you can prevent them, and why insurance companies benefit from these types of policies. On August 6, 2015, U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra denied a motion by Deutsche National Bank Trust and the American Home Mortgage Investment Trust (AHMSI) ruling that homeowners could pursue …

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Insurable Interest – Making Sure You Really Have an Insurance Policy | Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

In California, we see a lot of claims where investors or wealthy buyers purchase homes held in trusts, corporations or other business entities such as the LLC (limited liability company). Often, investors or buyers do this to protect their assets. However, the irony is that it is exactly in these scenarios that homeowners find they …

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