Insurance Claims

It is a feature of many building insurance policies that professional fees are recoverable by the policyholder for the employment of a building surveyor to act on their behalf. This typically arises in connection with the reinstatement of property following an insured loss, for example a fire or flood.

At UNDERWOOD Associates we have many years experience in dealing with the reinstatement of buildings following such incidents, including:

  • Fire
  • Flood
  • Storm damage
  • Structural collapse
  • Subsidence and cracking

Our service would normally involve establishing precisely the extent of damage, preparing specifications for reinstatement, arranging contractors to undertake the work and inspecting and certifying the building work to completion.

In addition we are on occasions employed directly by Loss Adjusters to advise on building defects in order to assist in establishing whether policy liability exists, for example in the case of structural movement to buildings.


We are based in Carlisle and offer “Insurance Claims” across Cumbria and the UK. With over 30 years of experience we can deliver a level of professional service to meet your needs.

Please contact us to discuss your surveying requirements.