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Originally established in 1986 under the name The SVB Group, these London-based underwriters merged with Syndicate Capital Trust PLC in 1998 to fund a number of Lloyds underwriters.
Novae Insurance Company Limited is part of Lloyds Syndicate 2007 and, with additional offices in Zurich and Bermuda, employs approximately 300 people. The company is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
What makes landlord insurance a specialist product?
Any property that is let to tenants faces different risks and perils to one which is the home of an owner occupier. The risks are all very real whether the property is a modest building let to residential tenants or a multimillion pound property let to commercial clients.
Landlord insurance recognises that the property is at the heart of a commercial undertaking and its object is to protect that business interest – by safeguarding the structure and fabric of the building and its contents and defending against major disruptions to business operations.
What does it cover?
To achieve these goals, landlord insurance focuses on protecting the building itself from such potentially disastrous risks as fire, flooding, storm damage, impacts, earthquakes and explosions. Any contents owned by the landlord may also be covered.
The larger and more prestigious the building, the greater the risk of serious losses of rental income following a major insured event. In order to safeguard the business against such losses, landlord insurance typically may provide compensation for loss of rental income.
A further common risk is injury or damage to the property of members of the public or other visitors to the building who claim negligence on the part of the property’s owners. Claims such as this may involve very substantial sums and it is not uncommon for indemnity to be arranged for claims of £1 million or more.
Why choose a Novae landlord insurance policy?
Novae operates in the international property insurance and reinsurance markets.
Naturally focussing on higher end developments, cover is provided for individual let residential property, portfolios of residential and commercial investments, non-standard cover (including unoccupied property), property in the course of rebuilding, refurbishment or renovation, holiday homes, office accommodation, shops and leisure centres, and high hazard commercial property.
In addition to its property insurance and reinsurance business, Novae has a diversified range of activities in casualty, marine, aviation and political risks markets.
Novae Insurance Company won the underwriting team of the year award at the Insurance Day London Market Awards 2014.
The company is also a patron of the Prince’s Trust, which helps young people achieve their potential through work, education and training.