Landlord & building Insurance Recommendations

Discussion in 'Property Management' started by 2020 Property Investor, 13th Jan, 2020.

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Who would you recommend?

  1. Terri Scheer (TS)

    44.4%
  2. EBM

    50.0%
  3. Property Insurance Plus (PIP)

    5.6%
  1. 2020 Property Investor

    2020 Property Investor Active Member

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    Hi All,

    First post on this forum so hopefully in the right place!

    I am about to purchase my first investment property (house) in Brisbane and would like to know from those who have made claims themselves (or on behalf of clients), who do you recommend out of the following list of insurers and why?

    • EBM
    • Terri Scheer (TS)
    • Property Insurance Plus (PIP)
    Thank you
     
  2. D.T.

    D.T. Specialist Property Manager Business Member

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    Ebm, pip, ts in that order. These are the top tier.

    Aami 2nd tier

    Banks and supermarkets dont even bother
     
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  3. melbinv82

    melbinv82 Well-Known Member

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    Any reason to not go with the bank insurance? I am about to get a Ip, through nab and they gave me a quote for building and landlord through allianz. I understand the banker will get the commission from it.

    But is there a big difference? Thanks
    I have been quoted $77/Month, for a $525000 house, building valueled at $350,000 plus landlord insurance included
     
  4. Dan Wood

    Dan Wood Well-Known Member

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    You need to do some due diligence, what inclusions what differences etc etc ..

    EBM for me was 350 per year for just LL insurance for a 2 bedroom unit.
     
  5. Michael Mitchell

    Michael Mitchell Well-Known Member

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    The cynic in me thinks the building insurance should always be from the mortgage provider if applicable as they'd have a vested interest in insuring their own security, and for landlords insurance, I'd go with a top tier firm only - eg. EBM or TSI.
     
  6. Warren from Geelong

    Warren from Geelong Active Member

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    We always recommend Property Insurance Plus and EBM. Terri Scheer would be third for us and we generally steer clients away from the big insurers and banks. Why take a car to a bicycle mechanic?
     
  7. thesuperman

    thesuperman Well-Known Member

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    Never heard of Property Insurance Plus but just took a look at their site. Doesn't look like a company I would want to deal with or try out ever with a message on their site saying:

     
  8. Player

    Player Well-Known Member

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    I think there's an Embargo on new Land Lords policies in the current environment and uncertainty
     
  9. housechopper2

    housechopper2 Well-Known Member

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    Good luck finding landlord insurance from the top tier right now.
     
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  10. Alyce Valerie

    Alyce Valerie New Member

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    I just insured with Eagle Protect and we recommend them to our clients, They are coming onto the market against EBM and Terri Scheer, Check them out !
    They are by far the most competitively priced and also have the best coverage.
     
  11. D.T.

    D.T. Specialist Property Manager Business Member

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    Being that you're their account manager, of course you'd recommend them lol
     
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  12. Alyce Valerie

    Alyce Valerie New Member

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    i don't but thank you for your concern.
     
  13. Ted Varrick

    Ted Varrick Well-Known Member

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    Care to clarify?
     
  14. in the garden

    in the garden New Member

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    Hi, does anyone actually have claims experience with Terri Scheer. I'm looking at the possibility of Short term rental of a IP. Their reviews are terrible! And EBM don't cover for self managed properties. Thanks for any insights.
     

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