Latent Defects Insurance is a form of insurance taken out in respect of new build Commercial and Residential premises.
Also known as New Home Warranties, Latent Defects Insurance is required by the Council of Mortgage Lenders for all new build residential open market sales. It is a form of insurance taken out to cover defects which manifest within the structure after practical completion.
There are often faults and defects caused by failures in design, workmanship or materials throughout the construction process and may not be detected for many years after the completion date.
These defects can be extremely expensive to rectify and the Latent Defects Insurance offers protection to homeowners.
We can accommodate the following types of risks:
Cover will be provided for 10 years from the issue of the building control completion certificate (12 year polices are available if requested).
A standard policy will cover the structure and weatherproofing but this can be extended to include non-structural elements such as component failure, mechanical and electrical services and business interruption.
We are a one stop shop for all your Latent Defect Insurance and site requirements. Key features include: