News & events
BLP Insurance has worked with Marsh Ireland to offer the MARSH BUILDPROTECT latent defects insurance product for the residential and mixed use development construction sector in the Republic of Ireland. The ten year policy will cover the cost of putting right insured properties in the event of structural defects arising after completion and is also underpinned by an independent technical appraisal aimed at minimising defects from the design stage.
It is not enough to simply build more houses; rather there should be a focus on creating quality homes. Kim Vernau, CEO of BLP Insurance explains. After weeks of delay, the government's housing White Paper was met with a mixed reception, with the overall market sentiment being one of disappointment. This White Paper was never going to be the silver bullet to remedy a dysfunctional market overnight.
The UK has begun the official process of leaving the European Union but Brexit has already affected the decision of over a million people not to move home this year, new research suggests. Kim Vernau, CEO, BLP Insurance highlights the importance of clarity for homebuyers.
Location: Irish Embassy
Jeff Maxted, Director of Technical Consultancy, will be attending the Buildoffsite, Enterprise Ireland and Invest Northern Ireland Conference entitled 'Addressing the UK Housing Challenge' on 25 May 2017.
Location: The National Theatre, London
Kim Vernau, CEO, is invited to attend the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) Leaders Network breakfast event entitled 'Leading in a time of change' which will take place on Tuesday 27 June.
Over 250,000 non-homeowners appear to have given up on the dream of owning their own property in the past year alone, according to a new study. The 2017 Homeowners Survey, an annual study conducted by the HomeOwners Alliance and BLP Insurance into the concerns, views and issues affecting British homeowners and aspiring homeowners, found that for the first time in five years, there has been a drop in the number of non-homeowners who aspire to own.
Increasing numbers stay put due to property market concerns. New research from campaigning and advice body, HomeOwners Alliance and leading warranty provider, BLP Insurance, has shown that more than 1 million UK adults have shelved plans to purchase a new property because of the vote to leave the European Union. 15%, the equivalent of more than 7.5 million UK adults, put off plans to move this year. Of these, almost one in six (15%), equating to more than 1 million UK adults, say that the Brexit vote was behind their decision.
According to the annual Homeowner survey conducted by YouGov for HomeOwners Alliance and BLP Insurance, 6% of homeowners age fifty-five or older say they have moved in the two past years and a further 19% have considered moving but not done so – the equivalent of more than 2 million homeowners.