The Insurance Act 2015 represents a seismic shift in insurance law since 1906 and came into force on 12 August 2016. The requirements of the Act are exacting and have been created to help you get fairer treatment from your insurer in the event of a loss or claim.
However, the Act also stipulates that you have a ‘duty of fair presentation’ of your risk. This means that you must disclose every material circumstance you know, or ought to know and must provide sufficient information to allow a prudent insurer to make further enquiries. You are also required to present your risk in a manner which is reasonably clear and accessible and ensure that every material representation is substantively correct and made in good faith.