08 Jun Build to Rent Insurance
CHU Underwriting Agencies, one of Australia’s leading strata insurance specialists, has launched the first specifically tailored insurance product designed for build to rent residential properties.
A build to rent property is one where the owner, developer, managed investment trust, or another entity owns 100% of the units/apartments. In this scenario, the property is not registered as a strata title and has no body corporate, owners corporation or strata company.
With numerous state governments providing incentives to promote build-to-rent as a potential solution to the housing affordability crisis, this property trend is gaining popularity in Australia.
In the past, CHU would add an endorsement to their residential strata insurance policy wording to customise coverage to suit a non-strata ownership. While this approach would provide the intended coverage, the lengthy endorsements could create confusion amongst policyholders. To address this issue and better serve the emerging market, CHU introduced the specialised Build to Rent product with customised policy wording that aligns with the ownership structure.
“There is a gap in the insurance market for these non-registered strata style units” said CHU CEO Kimberley Jonsson. “The risks seem to fall between the cracks for insurance, as they are neither a registered strata plan nor a residential home building.”
The policy is not designed for properties where more than 10% of the building floor space is used for commercial purposes.
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