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Unoccupied commercial property insurance covers insurance for vacant property and property undergoing renovations. An unoccupied commercial property policy is often more difficult to arrange compared to a standard commercial property insurance policy. 

Many insurers are reluctant to provide cover for vacant properties and as a result, premiums can often be significantly higher in comparison to a premises that is occupied. While cover may appear to be relatively easy to obtain, in reality when you check the small print you may find that cover is restrictive. The same applies when a property moves from occupied to unoccupied; while the existing insurer may give a short period of full cover, it could quickly restrict this.

If you have commercial or residential properties where un-occupancy is an issue it makes sense to seek professional advice and guidance on how to protect your assets correctly, this is where we can help.

  • Wide acceptance criteria.
  • Unique scheme with wide coverage.
  • Independent advice.
  • Access to multiple insurers.
  • Coverage for residential and commercial portfolios.

The Alan Boswell Group Difference

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Alan Boswell Group understand commercial property owners business and the associated issues you face. As such, we have worked with insurers to create a bespoke product aimed at well-managed vacant property. We will take the time to understand your circumstances and will provide expert advice and solutions for you.

How our customers rate us

Very friendly, helpful and understand out needs. Great service.

Mr Kannan, Property Owners Insurance

Managing unoccupied commercial properties

Please review our short guide to managing an unoccupied property.

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  • No, although cover may be restricted over time there is no maximum period.

  • Contact your insurer or broker immediately to let them know. If you don’t, you risk facing issues should a claim occur

  • This depends on the length of time until it becomes unoccupied and also how long the property will be unoccupied for. Our experts will take the time to understand your situation and advise on the appropriate course of action.

  • Each insurer will vary, but in practice it is common sense to take precautions to reduce risk e.g remove waste, switch off utilities, secure property, regular visits/inspections etc

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Jon Preston
Jon Preston

Account Executive

Jon has been working in the insurance industry for over twenty five years. Starting with Aviva Insurance in 1991 in an accounts role Jon also…

Zoe Kerswill
Zoe Kerswill

Associate Director

Zoe’s first job, when she was just 16, was for Co-op Insurance. A year later she moved to the world of insurance broking. She is…

Allie Wilton-Lowe
Allie Wilton-Lowe

Team Leader - Business

Allie began her career at Alan Boswell Group in 1998 as a Personal Lines Assistant. Since then, she has had a number of roles across…