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Overseas Property Insurance

    Our policy provides one of the widest covers available in the market and will cover you whether you require Overseas Home Insurance for your permanent home or Overseas Holiday Home Insurance for family use or lets to holidaymakers.

    Why choose us for your Overseas Property Insurance

    In addition you will also have the option to include your UK Home Insurance under the same policy for added value and a two property discount.

    Helping the UK with Overseas Property Insurance since 1967

    Why The Bateman Group?

    • Established since 1967
    • Personal service – nominated point of contact
    • Annual reviews
    • 100% independent consultants with access to whole of market
    • Capacity & experience to place non-standard/specialised risks
    • Experienced ‘in-house’ support team
    • Swift issue of policy documentation
    • Rapid claims handling
    • 3,000 clients across the UK

    We also provide the following covers with all our Overseas Home Insurance policies:

    • Accidental Damage to fixed glass, sanitary ware and underground services
    • Loss of Rent and/or Alternative Accommodation
    • Trace and Access Cover
    • Electrical Power Surge Cover
    • Solar Panels Covered
    • Up to £1,000,000 Legal Liability to the public Cover
    • Emergency Travel Expenses
    • Index Linking

    You can also extend your Overseas Property Insurance to provide cover for:

    • Accidental Damage to Buildings
    • Accidental Damage to Contents
    • Freezer Contents
    • Additional Money and Credit Cards
    • Pedal Cycles while away from the home
    • Loss of Electrical Supply Sold Back to the Grid
    • Valuables and Personal Possessions while away from the home
    • Your UK Home Insurance can also be added to the same policy

    Overseas Property InsuranceFAQs

    What is Overseas Property Insurance?

    Our Overseas Property Insurance is a package built specifically for overseas properties to provide cover for day-to-day risks that come with owning and spending time in your overseas holiday home. The package contains everything required to be fully protected as an overseas holiday homeowner, including cover such as buildings and contents, plus many other areas of protection.

    We also provide bespoke high-value Overseas Property Insurance to suit your requirements at the lowest possible cost but with the highest level of comprehensive cover for your peace of mind.

    Why do I need Overseas Property Insurance?

    Making sure that you are fully covered in all risk areas is our highest priority for you. We package everything you require in one simple premium, so you can rest assured that we have assessed all areas there could be a potential claim, so you are covered in any unfortunate circumstances.

    What does Overseas Property Insurance cover?

    Our Overseas Property Insurance covers many areas of risk such as damage in a fire or flood which could pay for repairs and rebuild, contents insurance in case of any accidents, as the smallest ones can cause the biggest claims, plus many other areas of protection.

    Our expert insurance advisors will assess your needs and put together the best Overseas Property Insurance package for you to ensure the most comprehensive protection that you require. We aim to source the best cover for you at the lowest price from our panel of insurers.

    How does Overseas Property Insurance work?

    The Overseas Property Insurance package is a selection of covers that you would require to protect your overseas holiday home and possessions against the risks it faces on a daily basis.

    The way in which we work out the best Overseas Property Insurance package for you, is we take the time to fully understand your requirements, along with an analysis of your location, previous risks such as floods in the area, property structure and many other areas that our insurance experts are trained to provide you with the best cover.

    We go into detail to determine the level of risk that is probable on a daily basis, so we can then build the right bespoke insurance package that would protect your overseas holiday home and your possessions in any of those unfortunate circumstances.

    What if I have had claims in the past?

    When a quote is put together for Overseas Property Insurance, we asses your situation on an individual basis depending on a number of factors. If you have had claims in the past, we are still able to provide insurance for you, once we establish the whole picture of the risks involved for you as an overseas holiday homeowner.

    Setting in place risk preventative measures and procedures can dramatically reduce the chances of the claimed risk happening again, such as improved security systems and the latest fire alarms. These efforts can also help increase the number of insurers that we are able to approach to provide you with the most comprehensive and lowest priced Overseas Property Insurance package in your current state of risk and previous claims.

    What does Accidental Damage Insurance cover?

    Accidental Damage Insurance can be made part of your Overseas Property Insurance package, and it covers you against any one-off accidents that have caused damage to your property or contents. This can be things such as a spill on the carpet that would pay for the replacement, or if damage was caused to the wall or nearby items while putting up the shelves, for example, that would pay for the cost of repair.

    Is it a legal requirement to have Buildings Insurance?

    It’s not a legal requirement to have Buildings Insurance, however, if you are looking to get a mortgage for the property then this may be one of their requirements, as well if you have a leasehold arrangement. Although it’s not a legal requirement, it is highly advisable as damage to the property could be very costly to repair and could cause serious financial problems to get everything back to normal. That’s why having the right Overseas Property Insurance with the correct inclusive buildings cover will help you get everything back on track if anything unfortunate was to happen.

    Can you cover high-value contents?

    Yes, we are able to provide this cover as part of your Overseas Property Insurance package. Insurers will be looking at the type of high-value items you possess, the value, your location, any security measures you have in place to prevent any unfortunate circumstances. These are some of the factors that can fluctuate the premium to protect you against these kinds of claims.

    How can I correctly value my building?

    The value of your buildings sum insured is calculated based on the cost of how much it would take to rebuild the property to you, rather than today’s market value. This would include the labour and the materials, especially if you are able to source the required work at a reduced cost. Don’t forget to take into account other areas such as design costs, legal fees, professional advice, planning, site clearance and removal expenses.

    We are not professional valuers and do not offer that service. We would always recommend that you obtain a professional valuation on a regular basis to ensure that the sums insured are correct, up to date and in line with market conditions to avoid any risk of “under-insurance” in the event of a claim, which could affect the outcome of any payment.

    If you are in any doubt regarding the value of your home or possessions, then always seek the advice of an experienced and qualified professional – and if any changes are subsequently required, then contact your insurance broker and/or provider to ensure that the levels of cover are accurate and appropriate.

    Do you provide Overseas Property Insurance in monthly instalments?

    We are able to provide most types of Overseas Property Insurance packages in monthly instalments. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our insurance experts who will be able to advise on the best solution to ensure the full protection of your overseas holiday home and possessions. Please start an online quote at the top of the page or call us on 01926 495 113.