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ABI statement on Glasgow School of Art fire

Given the on-going emergency closure of access to some undamaged properties in the vicinity of the Glasgow School of Art, the ABI has issued the following statement:

“In situations where people are unable to get to their homes because of an emergency closure or evacuation, it is the norm that the relevant local authority will provide alternative accommodation, with private landlords and housing associations also stepping in. It is rare for individuals’ property insurance to come into play when their home is not damaged.

“Commercial customers may be able to get compensation if they have bought denial of access cover as part of their insurance.”

Last updated 26/06/2018