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Why Builder Public Liability insurance quote today?
You are aware, the new provisions of the Building Act 2004 came into force on 1/03/2012 which requires the licensing for those who provide services in supervising and certifying Restricted Building Work (RBW). Reference for details. This page is designed to help you to get your…
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… hassle-free – you concentrate on your business and we look after your insurance requirements, needs and wants.
All building consent applications now fall under the new licensing regime and Councils will not issue a Code of Compliance unless a Record of Work is completed by the appropriate Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP), which incorporates the following trades:
- External Plasterers
- Brick and Blocklayers
- Foundation specialists
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*Premiums for indicative purposes only. Each application is rated subject to work conditions you have. Please submit your application to get exact premiums for your business.
Premium excl GST and it's not available for businesses that
- are involved in commercial developments that exceed $500,000
- have a turnover greater than $2m
- have more than 10 employees
- operate outside New Zealand
- have had insurance declined, cancelled or refused
- have had a claim lodged in the past 3 years
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What does this mean for you?
If you are licensed and you are reported to the complaints board, a range of penalties could be imposed, which could affect your license. Therefore, it is vital that you are able to defend yourself against a complaint and be able to meet any resulting fines the board may enforce. Builders Public Liability Insurance policy is designed to do exactly that for you and helps you to protect your business.
If you are not licensed and carry out licensed work then any existing Builder Public Liability cover you have is unlikely to respond!
As well as complaints, you could face third-party claims for financial losses incurred as a result of errors or omissions whilst undertaking design, supervision or the completion of the documentation in relation to Restricted Building Work.
The Building Act also contains provisions that could lead to a prosecution in court and the imposition of a fine.
What is the solution?
Because the standard Public Liability and Statutory Liability policies are unlikely to respond to the new exposures above for building firms and tradespeople, we are able to offer an Insurance solution for the defense and settlement of such claims against Licensed Building Practitioners by accessing a policy called
This is a full and comprehensive insurance policy and underwritten by Liability Underwriter Vero Liability.
Under LegalEdge, as a
Licensed Building Practitioner
following risks can be managed:
Business Liability Risks
Liability Insurance covers the insured from 3rd party claims arising from the insured’s negligence causing loss or damages to a 3rd party’s properties, business, reputation or liability for an unintentional breach of a Statute or a professional mistake when providing advice. Liability policies are either “Claims made” or “Occurrence” policies.
Light commercial / rural
Industrial / heavy commercial
policies, such as Professional Indemnity and Directors’ & Officers liability, operate on the basis that cover is provided when a claim is made and notified within the period of insurance regardless of when the claim originally occurred. You are effectively insuring for a 12-month window and the date of the claim and/or circumstance is the trigger.
such as General Public & Products Liability, Statutory and Employers liability and Bailees liability – provide cover when the event that gives rise to the liability claim occurs within the current period of insurance. With Occurrence policies, you are ensuring specific periods of insurance and those periods remain insured for life even if you don’t subsequently renew or replace the insurance cover. The date of the occurrence (damage or injury) is usually the trigger.
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