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Legal Indemnities

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At Zurich we've been writing Legal Indemnities for over 75 years. Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (Zurich) is an insurance-based financial services provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in North America and Europe as well as in Asia Pacific, Latin America and other markets.

Founded in 1872, the Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. It employs approximately 60,000 people serving customers in more than 170 countries.

  • Services

    Brokers

    All queries can be directed to the Real Estate Legal Indemnities team or your usual Zurich contact.

    Contact us

    Legal Indemnities Team – Zurich Real Estate
    Zurich London
    70 Mark Lane
    London EC3R 7NQ

    Jack Taylor - Trading Manager
    Telephone: 07875 888 278
    Email: jack.taylor@uk.zurich.com

    Claire Sharp - Senior Underwriter
    Telephone: 020 7648 3836
    Email: Claire.Sharp@uk.zurich.com

  • Products

    Legal indemnities are typically; single premium, long term and non-renewable insurance contracts relating to legal and transactional problems affecting or arising from real estate and other assets.

    What we insure:

    • Rights to light
    • International risk
    • Title insurance
    • Restrictive covenants
    • Defects in title including loss of deeds
    • Possessory Title
    • Lack of adequate access and/or services
    • Deed of gift/transactions at undervalue (Insolvency Act 1986)
    • Easements
    • Leasehold problems
    • Flying freehold
    • Judicial review and other planning and building regulation issues
    • Search indemnities
    • Breach of warranty (portfolio sales)
    • Chancel Repair
    • Trust & probate i.e. missing beneficiary
    • Lost documents i.e. lost share certificate

    What Information is required (property risk)

    Many legal issues can potentially enable a third party to dispute the use or ownership of property. To start an assessment of the risk we usually require:

    1. A copy of the registered title or other title documents that reference the problem to be insured.

    2. The current and proposed use of the property.

    3. If the use of the property is to change, is cover required pre or post planning?

    4. A plan showing the extent and location of the property.

    5. The amount of cover required and what it represents e.g. market value, full development value, amount of loan etc.


    To find out more about our offering, speak to your Zurich Contact Today

    Jack Taylor - Trading Manager - 07875 888 278 - jack.taylor@uk.zurich.com


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