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Insureds mustn’t depend on financial institution valuations to set their constructing sums insured – Prof. Allan Manning’s Weblog


By out my 50+ years in claims I’ve seen numerous claims the place the Insured has relied on a financial institution valuation to set the sum insured on their industrial constructing.

The valuation that’s ready for a financial institution is usually conservative to guard the valuation firm from a having to clarify why their worth was decrease than what the financial institution offered it for throughout a distressed sale.

One other problem is the constructing worth of curiosity to the financial institution the the worth based mostly on the sale worth together with the land whereas for insurance coverage, what is required is the alternative worth of the constructing excluding the land.

The valuation that I’m taking a look at this morning is exhibiting the worth for the financial institution at $1,000,000 whereas the alternative worth of the 11,000 sq metre constructing is extra like $12,000,000. Are you able to image your self explaining all this to an insured after a serious loss.

If any of the readers of this weblog know any within the valuation firms, I’d ask that they counsel that the valuations for banks both have a separate part which reveals the worth for insurance coverage functions or they clearly state that the worth ought to NOT be used for insurance coverage functions. This may shield the proprietor of the property from making this frequent mistake and in the event that they really feel assured in offering insurance coverage valuations probably getting them extra enterprise.

Having mentioned this, in my expertise getting insurance coverage valuations proper just isn’t straightforward and takes nice consideration to element and a transparent understanding of how property insurance coverage works.

Andrew Nock and Associates are my go to agency. They’re the one valuation firm to buy by guide Understanding the ISR Coverage and are clever sufficient to not assume something. This consists of checking with me if they’re uncertain of the place one thing matches below a coverage.

Whereas nobody expects an insurance coverage dealer to be a valuation professional, brokers are inspired to examine, notably the place the worth placed on a constructing or different asset appears means too low. The query then is on what foundation was the valuation arrived at and has it been checked currently.

Whereas financial institution valuations are one problem, one other is the place the insured or their accountant has relied on the written down guide worth of the asset. Once more that is going to be far too low in lots of instances.

Lastly, below insurance coverage continues to be rife in enterprise interruption insurance coverage. My colleagues and I present this valuation service usually for Insureds, brokers and insurers. To acquire a citation please e-mail

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