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What’s the Difference Between a Loss Assessor and a Loss Adjuster?

There’s a lot to consider when making an insurance claim for the first time. Part of this is simply trying to figure out who does what in the claims process. Here at PCLA, one of the most frequent questions we get is about the difference between a Loss Assessor and a Loss Adjuster. Loss Assessors […]

Can you Claim for Damage to your Home Caused by a Neighbour?

This can be a complicated issue. To simply just claim may require the neighbour to do have done something negligent. In the above picture a neighbour’s pipe has been leaking for a long time. If the neighbour is advised of the issue and doesn’t repair this could be deemed as negligence. You now have two […]

New Moisture Metres

Detecting dampness is at the core of our business and as engineers and building surveyors, we are only as good as our equipment. Tracing dampness and damage from a leak requires investigative skills and the latest equipment so provide ‘Protimeter Surveymaster’ moisture metres to all of our assessors. Our new metres have advanced Amphenol sensors. […]

How to Prevent Water Pipes Freezing and Bursting

It’s that time of year again when the bookies start speculating about a cold winter. The last big freeze in Ireland was in December 2010. It thawed out on new year’s day 2011 and we were very busy with claims. The majority of problems were pipes freezing in the attic space. As we all know […]

Ideal Homes 2017

PCLA recently exhibited at the Permanent TSB Ideal Home Show. With an attendance of over 26,425 high calibre visitors, and a satisfaction rate of 91%, the show was a resounding success overall. Key Facts for October 2017 Permanent TSB Ideal Home Show Attendance 26,425 Exhibitor Satisfaction 91% Demographic ABC1 78% Owner Occupier 85% 1st Buyer […]

Protecting Your Property – Get it Insured Correctly

In Property Claims Loss Assessors ltd (PCLA) the most common problem we have is people being underinsured. This could be as a result of the last recession where people sometimes get mixed up and think the value of your home is what you should insure it for. This is completely wrong you need to insure […]

Water Damage Claims

In Property Claims Loss Assessors (PCLA) we deal with water damage claims on a daily basis. Where a house is new or where the house has recently been replumbed we are being advised by Insurance companies that they may take a legal recovery action against the plumber in the case of a water damage claim […]

The Causes of Fire

Its amazing how we all view our homes as safe havens. We (in Property Claims Loss assessors Ltd) come across domestic fires on a regular basis. Thankfully in almost all situations there hasn’t been an injury or loss of life. In 20 years assessing we’ve dealt with two cases involving loss off life. In both […]

SelfBuild & Improve Your Home Show – Belfast

The SelfBuild & Improve Your Home Show will be in Titanic Exhibition Centre (TEC), Belfast on 17th-19th February 2017. We will have a stand there along with over 250 other exhibitors. It should be a great day with the chance to win prizes towards home improvements, and get expert advice on building, gardening, skills, planning […]

Underfloor Leaks

Homeowners may find it difficult to realise they have an underfloor leak. They may hear the tank in the attic refilling all the time. Or they might notice a drop in the heating system pressure gauge. Alternatively there may be a discoloration on the timber floors, floor tiles may be coming loose or boasted (hollow […]