What Does a Loss Assessor Cost?
An expert service like a loss assessor, who manages your insurance claim and makes sure you get everything due to you, has got to be expensive, right? Wrong. If you take the full service from Allied Claims, it won’t cost you a penny.
There are various choices, depending on what kind of service you prefer.
A Full Service from Allied Claims
A loss assessor like Allied Claims can deal with every aspect of your claim for fire, water, criminal or accidental damage, from meeting the insurance company’s loss adjuster and arranging quotes to project managing the work and administering the invoices. If you sign a mandate at the outset of your claim to authorise this, the service is entirely free to you.
If you take this option, you won’t have a thing to do. The loss assessor will deal with all appointments, quotes and negotiations from a position of expertise in both the small print of insurance and what to look for in a good contractor. They’ll arrange everything from getting emergency work done right away to temporary relocation if you’re a business, so that you lose as little as possible. And they’ll project manage all the work that’s required, before presenting the invoices to the insurance company.
Under this option, the loss assessor takes payment from what the contractors receive, meaning you won’t pay a penny. The service is free to you.
What if You Don’t Want a Full Service?
There may be reasons you don’t want the loss assessor arranging the quotes or project managing the work. Perhaps you know a builder you trust and can get a good deal from. That’s fine, and we can still handle all the negotiations with the insurance company. We’ll work just as hard at making sure nothing owing to you slips between the fine print, but you’re free to hire who you like to carry out the repairs.
In this case, the loss assessor isn’t entitled to receive a share of the settled invoices, so you pay an agreed percentage of the final claim. Or, if you prefer, you can be invoiced at an hourly rate and receive the full claim yourself.
Which Is Better?
Allied Claims would always recommend that you take the full service. It allows us to make sure you get the best possible work done, while it’s absolutely free to you. If you have a good reason for only taking a partial service, though, you’ll still get first-class value for your money from us. Call Allied Claims now on 0800 999 5679 to discuss your claim.