News release

Date: 11th July 2011

New ‘quote and buy’ website from JLT Property Insurance simplifies unoccupied property insurance for solicitors and landlords

JLT Property Insurance has launched a new ‘quote and buy’ website that lets solicitors buy unoccupied property insurance faster and more securely online.

July 11th 20111 - JLT Property Insurance has launched a new ‘quote and buy’ website that lets solicitors buy unoccupied property insurance faster and more securely online.

JLT is the endorsed insurance partner of the Law Society, and the two organisations have worked closely together to ensure the new JLT Property Insurance website gives solicitors the features they need to manage their insurance accounts on their clients’ behalf. Solicitors can log in securely to view policies, print documents and adjust property insurance on behalf of their clients through a customised account zone.

James Pickering of JLT Property Insurance said: “Our new website was developed with our clients firmly in mind and aims to make the solicitor’s job of buying property insurance easier. In addition it also helps the beneficiaries who are left to deal with an empty property and want peace of mind that the building is covered as quickly and painlessly as possible.”

Neil Skinner, Business Development Manager of the Law Society said: “It was important to us to offer more flexibility to our members in terms of how they access insurance services, and this new website does just that, empowering solicitors to buy their own insurance quickly and with less effort. This is invaluable to the busy solicitor where time is precious.

“The flexibility of the service is also a plus with solicitors, who are now able to make changes to the account immediately upon a client’s instruction.”

The site also provides educational content to enable solicitors to learn more about the insurance cover and how it could benefit their clients.

JLT Unoccupied Property Insurance provides buildings, contents, Property owners Liability and legal expenses insurance on empty and tenant occupied properties. Policy cover starts from just a three month period, with cover available immediately via the new website or by phone. The cover has no warranties, therefore there are no inspections or forms, or requirements for alarms or to drain down the water systems or switch off utilities. As standard, there is £2,500 of legal expenses cover for the removal of squatters.

Notes to editors
Since 1994 JLT Property Insurance has been the endorsed insurance partner of the Law Society, providing building and contents insurance for unoccupied properties and properties in probate.
The new website was launched this month (June 2011) to provide an e-commerce platform where solicitors and the public alike can quote and buy property insurance policies at their own convenience. The policies can be managed, viewed, edited and printed from the web with immediate cover available. A dedicated UK helpdesk is still available for telephone purchase and enquiries.

Many standard household polices restrict cover or even automatically cease cover when a property becomes unoccupied. This is because when claims occur in unoccupied buildings they often go undetected and consequently become much more costly than 'normal' claims.
Even insurers who offer insurance for unoccupied property will often impose terms.

JLT Property Insurance is tailored especially for solicitors of the Law Society & their clients, with no warranties, so there is no need for the client to have any inspections, drain down the services or switch off the utilities.

JLT offers simple and flexible solutions for unoccupied property providing specialised cover for anyone with an unoccupied residential or small commercial property to insure or with the responsibility for property under a sale, or purchase and/or any other legally binding agreement where there is a period of unoccupancy.

JLT Unoccupied Property Insurance is a product of Thistle Insurance Services Ltd.
JLT Property Insurance is a trading name of Thistle Insurance Services Limited. Lloyds Broker, Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Services Authority. A part of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group.
Registered office: 6 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2PH. Registered in England No 0033864. VAT No. 2442321 96.
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Media Contact:
Ben Sampson,
Euro RSCG London PR,
E: ben.sampson[at]eurorscg[dot]com
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