Leslie’s Story: Bushfires
Leslie’s home, which was insured for $600,000, was destroyed in the 2021 bushfires. She was offered a cash settlement of $500,000 based on the assessor’s estimate for rebuilding. Leslie accepted and signed release papers. Leslie spent money on architects and engineers reports and discovered it would cost more to rebuild than the insurer assessed.
Financial Rights helped negotiate additional payments to reach the full sum insured plus and extra benefit to cover the cost of the professional reports.