As a RIBA Member, you are required to hold suitable insurance to cover potential liabilities arising from negligence or breach of contract associated with professional activities.
After the Grenfell Tower fire however, the availability and affordability of Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) has changed significantly. We know that most RIBA Chartered Practices and other industry professionals are facing some form of restriction or complete exclusion of cover in relation to fire safety.
We are seeking solutions by embarking on a 'Professional risk and PII market review,' supported by insurance industry experts.
A survey of members' experiences marks the first step, to establish the key issues facing the market.
The full study will examine a range of measures to improve access to insurance, from standardisation of PII proposal forms and policy wording, to enhanced professional risk management techniques. It aims to promote improved levels of professional and regulatory confidence in a manner that is attractive to the PII market, to enhance the availability and breadth of cover, and realign premiums at an appropriate and affordable level for members and their practices.
It will be led by a RIBA Council Task & Finishing Group alongside insurance industry experts.