A builder's or developer’s reputation is clearly important when considering the quality of a property. Beyond that a buyer will want a reliable safety net. BLP provides housing warranty insurance for the structure and, if requested during the course of the build (prior to first fix) and subject to underwriting and payment of an additional premium, for the non-structural elements of a property. See our BLPSECUREPLUS cover: Summary of Cover. You may also like to view our document: Overview of your protection.
We provide peace of mind and protect your investment from the risk of such undiscovered defects, because:
- The vast majority of our policies are underwritten by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE, an AA rated global insurer, with support from other recognised global insurance companies when the risk demands it.
- We will have properly assessed the build project from design through to workmanship on site, to help minimise the chance of future defects.
- If a structural or other insured defect does arise you won't have to prove who is to blame, just that there is such a defect - and then contact us with the details.
NEWS: BLP Insurance joins forces with the Consumer Code for New Homes
A number of Consumer Codes have been made available to new home buyers over the last two years. It was always BLP’s view that an industry wide Code to support best practice and improved consumer protection was the optimum approach within the construction industry. Home buyers require clarity and transparency in the sales and post sales process, and should things go wrong they also need access to an effective low cost dispute resolution process. We are pleased therefore to announce that BLP is joining the Consumer Code for New Homes (CCNH) that provides a unified approach for the developer and consumer from five warranty providers.
The objective of the BLP Code for the Sale of New Homes, which BLP launched in 2015, and that of the CCNH Code are closely aligned. Both Codes are approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute and establish mandatory standards for the marketing, selling and purchasing of new homes by registered developers. Those warranty providers signed up with CCNH have a genuine commitment to consumers, improving standards of construction and raising customer service standards in the new homes market together with offering customers a clear complaints process to resolve any issues.
Added protection: The BLP Code
BLP has established a 'Code' to ensure that best practice is followed in respect of the marketing, selling and purchasing of homes and the after sale customer care service which would include the rectification of snagging. The application of the Code requirements will ensure transparency during this process.
The BLP Code applies to new build homes where a BLP insurance policy has been quoted after 1st June 2015. The Code established mandatory requirements that apply to all house builders who purchase and provide a BLP insurance policy for a new build home intended for sale.