Recently, we have seen a rise in occurrences of insurance loss adjusters making on-the-spot cash settlement offers based on their assessment of the damage. Our advice to you is DO NOT ACCEPT IT. This is often a tactic to reduce the cost to the insurance company and you may be left with only a fraction of the cost of putting the damage right.
This is why we insist on being present when the Loss Adjuster visits, so we can look after your interests to make sure that you are not short-changed and that your claim is dealt with properly.
If you have recently accepted a cash settlement offer, and are worried that the amount is not sufficient, or perhaps you’ve been told by a builder that the work will cost considerably more than the settlement, please give us a call, as we can use your professional surveyors and assessors to argue your case with the insurer and re-negotiate your claim for you.