Insurance

Climate change insurance threat

Sceptical about climate change? If you own coastal property it would pay not to be, both the Reserve Bank and the Insurance Council are warning.

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Making insurance easier

Modifying or adding to their rental property insurance has just got a lot easier for landlords – if they have a policy with Initio.

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Higher meth test levels, lower premiums

Introduction of higher meth testing levels, as recommended by Sir Peter Gluckman’s game-changing meth report, would lead to insurance premiums coming down, according to one insurer. More...

Getting landlord cover right

Meth contamination and uncertainties around tenant damage liability mean there is growing interest in stand-alone landlord insurance and more insurers are entering the market in response. More...

Meth cover demystified

The new meth standards have had a clarifying effect on landlord insurance so this month NZ Property Investor magazine takes a look at the fine print. More...

Insurance pain for landlords ahead

Landlords – be prepared: insurance costs for some buildings could rise by more than 50% in the months ahead, insurance brokers are warning, More...

Reforming the EQC

Clarification of whether homeowners can look to their insurers, rather than the Earthquake Commission (EQC), to manage natural disaster claims should be in new EQC reforms. More...

Millions being paid for meth claims

Meth contamination claims continue to flood into New Zealand’s biggest insurer - despite growing awareness of the hysteria surrounding the issue. More...

Is your property underinsured?

Landlords should check the insurance on their rental properties as a new report estimates that most residential properties are likely to be underinsured. More...

New fire levy rates announced

Rates for controversial new fire and emergency levies that will impact on property insurance policy holders have been announced by the government. More...

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...

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