Having bricks installed on the exterior of your Tennessee home helps improve the overall appearance and value of the home. The problem with bricks, though, is that insurance companies often try to avoid paying for matching materials when repairs are required. Today, we’d like to look at why that is. Why are bricks problematic? Bricks…

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The claims adjuster is an important cog in the insurance machine. This person is responsible for coverage determination, investigation /evaluation of the claim and damage, and ultimately determining how much of a financial obligation the insurance carrier has and will pay on your claim. Understanding what it is a claims adjuster does can make it…

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Tennessee has a lot of condominiums. When condo owners suffer losses, they sometimes face challenges that single-family homeowners don’t. The insurance company may deny the claim based on exclusions, or lowball the claim based on the type of damage done. Your personal condominium insurance policy, known as an HO-6 policy, will most often cover losses…

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MS Amlin insurance company sued the policyholders of a Florida hotel, stating that Hurricane Irma did not cause the more than $1 million in damages claimed. Instead, they argued that the majority of the building’s issues already existed before the September 2017 storm, and were mostly the result of shoddy construction work. The lawsuit The…

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Claims and lawsuits against property managers are a common occurrence. As the owner of a property management company, failing to have the proper insurance protection in place can leave you and your business exposed to unnecessary financial risk. As well, your clients are relying on you to carry the proper insurance to protect their assets.…

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Residential and commercial builders are now using drones to perform aerial views of properties, enabling them to use the recorded images and data for more efficient and accurate construction activities. Drone videography and photography services are also used by real estate agents and property developers to market listings and prospect for land development opportunities, respectively.…

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A court decision in Tennessee regarding a homeowners’ insurance policy recently caught our eye. We thought it was a great opportunity to talk about the concept of misrepresentation and fraud. In the case of Conley v Tennessee Farmers, Dolores Conley brought suit against her homeowners insurance company, requesting they pay her claim for damages after…

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A class-action lawsuit filed recently in Philadelphia state court claims that Travelers is selling rot insurance to homeowners while concealing the actual terms of the proposed coverage. According to the lawsuit, Travelers Home and Marine Insurance Co. allegedly markets and sells add-on homeowners’ insurance to consumers that is supposed to provide coverage for rot and…

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