No, it’s important to keep damaged property so we can inspect it.
If you need to dispose of items urgently for health and safety reasons, take plenty of photos and/or get an inspection report from an independent, qualified professional like a plumber or builder.
When you claim, we’ll ask you questions about what or who caused the loss. You’ll also have the opportunity to provide us with any extra information that you think will help. For example: if your claim is related to water leaking from a pipe and you recently had some work done by a plumber, or your claim is for a damaged letter box which was knocked over by your neighbour, let us know.
We'll need their name, contact details and insurance details if possible.
Sometimes we may need a loss adjuster to come and look at the damage, so we can get a better understanding of your claim and how to best resolve it.
A Loss Adjuster is someone who has experience in building and construction and will be able to assess the property damage. They will provide a report which identifies what needs fixing and can arrange for quotes to be completed by an appropriate ‘tradie’.
We will determine if a Loss Adjuster is required and arrange for one to contact you.
Yes, you can, and if they are one of our Vero-approved suppliers we provide a guarantee of the workmanship.
If your builder is not a Vero-approved builder, we will pay you the assessed cost of repairs, allowing you to arrange repairs directly with the builder of your choice.
Generally, the water damage caused by a burst pipe would be covered by your policy.
It would depend on what caused the pipe to fail, as to whether the burst pipe is also covered.
Please speak to our consultant who will help to determine what is covered.
Gradual damage is damage that has been occurring over a period of time, commonly caused by water.
As such, many insurance policies exclude cover for gradual damage.
Some Vero policies provide limited cover for this type of damage, which is outlined in your policy wording. Please refer to your policy for more details.
If your home is determined to be unsafe to live in due to damage covered by your policy, there is a temporary accommodation benefit, which will contribute to the cost of accommodation for you to live elsewhere while your repairs are being completed.
Talk to our team who will be able to advise you on what to do next.
If we're able to, we can accept your claim when you first notify us, however if we need further information from you, we'll let you know.
You can cancel your claim at any time. You may have to pay an excess if repairs have started. Please contact our Claims team as soon as possible.
Our Home, Contents and Motor policies provide a personal liability benefit, which can cover you if you are legally liable for causing personal injury to others or damage to their property.
If you are involved in an accident, it is important that you do not admit fault, but speak to us in the first instance.
See your policy wording for more details or contact our Claims team to find out what you’re covered for.