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May 20, 2022
Choosing Housing For Your Property Insurance Claim

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When you’re faced with the unexpected and you find yourself unable to live at home through no fault of your own, your insurance should cover everything. The problem is that while the funds may well be available, the time and effort that’s required can cause a lot of unwanted extra stress. 

To take some of the hard work out of it and put your mind at ease, we’ve created a simple walk-through guide that shows you the key steps involved in choosing temporary housing. Hopefully you never need to use it, but should the worst happen, you’ll be well prepared and have all the key points in one place. Let’s start things off with one of the most common questions we get asked…

Airbnb during your property insurance claim

Airbnb is convenient and may well be your go-to should the worst happen, but is it really the longterm solution you need? The major drawback of this approach is that you are very unlikely to be able to secure the indefinite longterm stay that you need. While you might be told by your insurer that things are typically sorted within 14 days for your type of claim, insurance is a complex business. Cases regularly take months to settle, which means before you know it the next tenant will be due to check into the Airbnb that you thought had sorted everything for you. 

The simple solution is to come to a team like us who can help you find a longterm stay that will provide the peace of mind that makes all the difference. That way you won’t be forced to chop and change where you’re staying and you can avoid all the stress and uncertainty that this adds to your life. 

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s dive into the details and look at what you really want to find when it comes to your choice of housing. 

Multiple options close to your current home

When it comes to finding a place that feels as close to home as possible, is there really a substitute for actually being close to home? Think about it; if you want to make sure that life carries on as close to normal as possible, finding somewhere suitable in the same neighbourhood is the way to do it. What you need to make this happen is a wide range of property types and options right across Vancouver. Looking for a team who have hundreds of potential sites under their management is the way to make sure you get the freedom to choose that makes all the difference. 

Secure a same-day move during your property insurance claim

The last thing you want to hear after finding suitable emergency accommodation is that you can come and collect the keys at the end of next week. It’s hard to put into words the stress and upheaval that having to relocate at little or no notice can place on your family, especially if you have little ones in tow. The key is to find a solution that will allow you to pick up the keys and move in on the same day or the next day. 

You might also ask whether you can get help setting up the home, moving in any possessions you have access to, and if the place comes fully furnished and professionally cleaned. All these little bits soon add up to give you a new temporary home that’s going to make life that little bit easier at such a tricky time. 

Fully inclusive stays during your property insurance claim

Leaving your home in Vancouver without any notice is the norm when insurance is involved, and it can cause all sorts of headaches along the way. You may well not have any access to the basics you took for granted before like towels and toiletries. For this reason we really do recommend finding a company who can offer fully inclusive stays that mean you never have to worry about the basics. It’ll help you settle in, make that first night so much less stressful and get everyone to bed relaxed and refreshed. Trust us, it’s the little extras that really do make all the difference in these kinds of situations. 

A certified provider for your insurance claim

Insurance companies will typically have quite stringent requirements on who they will and won’t work with, with your choice of provider impacting the speed with which the insurer will get things done. Our recommendation to you is to always look for a team who are fully certified and have been working side by side with all of the major insurers for years. If in doubt about the credentials of the provider you’re currently considering, all you have to do is ask them. A trusted and experienced provider will have no issue in providing you with all the information you need to make an informed decision. 

Direct billing means the provider and insurance company speak directly

The last thing you want to do is end up project managing your insurance claim. You paid into your fund for years and years so that everything would be taken care of should the worst happen, and now you are left constantly chasing replies and coordinating different companies. If that’s not what you want to have to work through, we don’t blame you! 

Looking for an accommodation provider who works with direct billing will help reduce one of the biggest headaches — making sure your insurer pays for your emergency housing on time. Any reputable provider will make a point of telling you they offer direct billing and will always be on hand to answer any questions you may have. 

Personal service that takes into account the stress

You’re tired and stressed, so the last thing you want to do is get bad customer service. We get it, we understand it, and we make sure we always deliver the service with a smile you deserve. We’re real people just like you and we’re always happy to help, no matter what you need. 

Flexible stay durations during your property insurance claim

Last but by no means least, we want you to go away from reading this article knowing that when it comes to flexible stays, we have you covered. As a team who know how long these types of cases can take to be resolved, we make sure we offer you the extendable, flexible and open-ended arrangements that take some of the weight off your shoulders. Simply get in touch whenever you need us and we’ll guide you through the best options to fit your own individual needs. We feel it’s the least we can do. 

Final thoughts

Now that you know what to look for, and who to turn to in Vancouver when you need emergency housing, all you have to do is save this article for reference. Hopefully you’ll never need this type of service, but if you do, you know who can help you from the moment you get in touch. 

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