Insurance

New fire regs costly, complex for investors

The need to consult on how to apply controversial fire and emergency levies for property owners highlights the problems posed by the new regime, the Insurance Council says. More...

Insurer tackles meth contamination confusion

Uncertainty is rife when it comes to meth contamination but one insurer is working to bring clarity on the issue to its home and landlord policies. More...

$320,000 fine for Youi insurance

Misleading sales techniques have earned insurance firm Youi NZ Pty Limited a $320,000 fine in the Auckland District Court today. More...

Demand leads to new renovation cover

New insurance policy means that investors can now get cover for small but value-adding residential building projects. More...

Deal thaws insurance freeze

People in the midst of property settlements affected by the post-earthquake embargo on new insurance policies can now breathe a little easier – thanks to a deal with insurers. More...

Property deals on hold due to insurance freeze

Getting insurance has just got harder for property buyers with many insurers placing an embargo on new policies in parts of New Zealand following Sunday night’s earthquakes. More...

Increased protection from AA Insurance change

There will be no change to premiums for landlords as a result of AA Insurance’s move to full replacement cover for non-natural disasters. More...

How much are your properties worth?

Property investors will soon have to put a dollar value on the cost of replacing their entire portfolios when their insurance comes up for renewal. More...

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