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BCIS warns insurers about underinsuring flats

13 February 2012 |By Newsdesk 
Policyholders could be exposed to “significant financial loss”

The Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) has warned insurers that buildings insurance arranged for individual flats carries a significant risk of underinsurance.
Buildings insurance is commonly taken out on the whole block by the freeholder of the property and the premium split between the various leaseholders.

“In a total loss situation, policyholders may receive a payout far short of the market value of their flat but they would still need to continue to pay their mortgage.”
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