The Insurance Ombudsman (IFSO) has upheld a claim by an insured following storm damage to their home.

The insurance policy was for cover for the reasonable costs of repairing the damage.  IFSO helped the insured arrange an expert inspection and repair quote.  This resulted in the insurer agreeing to pay over $62,000 more than their original settlement offer.

The Ombudsman’s office also found that the insurer should pay an additional $30,000 for additional accommodation and clearing up of the property.

It pays to get an independent expert to report on damage and repairs costs, so you have the necessary evidence to present to your insurer, rather than accepting the pricing they propose.

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