PROPERTY insurers Intasure have asked owners of properties damaged by the storm winds that hit south west France to contact them so that any claims can be processed.
Intasure are asking policy holders to take photographs of the damage that has been caused and to get written quotes for the work required.
Work up to a value of €1,500 will be covered if it is required quickly and a claim form is available via the documentation link of the Intasure website.
To contact Intasure call 0845 111 0672.
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It mentioned on the French news that you should tell your insurance company in writing within 5 days if you plan to make a claim, giving details.
Note also that we told our insurance company we would be claiming for food that had been in a freezer (our power was off two days) and they need photos of the food before paying!
Posted by: Marcus | 26 January 2009 at 18:23
Hi Marcus, I must agree that it is important that people contact insurance services immediately, and it does seem that photographic evidence will play an important part of any claim.
I hope your place didn't suffer any damage and that things are getting back to normal.
All the best, Craig
Posted by: Craig McGinty | 27 January 2009 at 08:51
Some good advice by Marcus and Craig.
As mentioned, some insurers require damage to be reported within a certain number of days, so check your policy terms.
Following the 100mph winds, we are getting reports mainly of roof tiles being blown away which could lead to further damage by water. If you haven’t had chance to inspect for damage, ask a neighbour or housekeeper to visit your property.
Just some points to consider.
Hope you are all safe.
Posted by: Schofields | 27 January 2009 at 16:20
Thanks for those tips, here's hoping people are beginning to get back on an even keel.
All the best, Craig
Posted by: Craig McGinty | 28 January 2009 at 08:18