Commercial Property Inflation and Setting Correct Sums Insured

Thursday, 11 April 2024
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (UK time)
    • Alan Chandler

The Insurance Institute of Aberdeen is pleased to welcome Alan Chandler to talk about commercial property inflation and setting correct sums insured.


How to set correct property, stock and contents sums insured in a high inflation world:

It is estimated that at least 60% of policies have incorrect sums insured! This presentation looks at the major issue of under insurance in the UK property market and how to help your clients avoid the under-insurance trap. Under insurance has been made considerably worse now that we are seeing UK inflation go into double digits, and this is something all insurance staff need to be aware of.

The presentation, delivered by Alan Chandler one of the UK's most popular insurance presenters, will look at what clients actually need to take into account when settling Buildings, Contents and Stock sums insured. Alan will explore why under insurance is so common, the effects of under insurance for the client, and why the current environment of high inflation, leading to significant under insurance, is an increasing cause of Professional Indemnity claims against brokers. Unfortunately, high inflation is likely to be with us through most of 2024 due to continuing challenging global events, and clients need to make sure they get their sums insured right because they will get checked by loss adjusters in the event of a claim.

One of the problems is that the figures on the client’s balance sheet are not the same as those required for insurance purposes and Alan will point out the differences so that clients can be warned.

Learning Objectives

Delegates will be able to:

  • Understand what needs to be taken into account in respect of Buildings, Contents and Stock Sums Insured.
  • Understand why there is a difference between the figures for accounting purposes and the figures for insurance purposes.
  • Understand the effects of under insurance for clients and how to aid them in mitigating their exposure to under insurance in a high inflation environment.

About the Speaker

Alan Chandler is widely regarded as one of the most popular and respected insurance presenters in the world. He has taken thousands of people through to ACII qualification including many national prize winners, as well as delivering a vast array of technical presentations on Commercial and Personal lines insurances. Alan has raised the pass rates in CII exams where he is involved from under 40% to 99% demonstrating why he is so well regarded.

Please note: This event is a regional collaboration between the local institutes in the area. Your booking details will be shared with the Insurance Institute of Aberdeen, which is acting as the host institute for this event.

CII Accredited

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1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

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