Expensive, unjust and poor insurance products for investment properties... such a shame!
Had a landlord's policy for years & upon time to claim re: toxic tenant damage & rent default case, was told to pay 2 excesses for same property as I had to raise two claims. Each excess was $300 plus 4 weeks' rent! Absurd!
Quick and efficient response
I’ve had Landlord Insurance for some years with NRMA. Did not have to make any claims. When the property was sold and I requested a refund for the remaining term, my refund was processed very efficiently and quickly. I am impressed. Thank you.
I'm so thankful we were insured with NRMA
We recently had a landlord claim, the tenants trashed the house, had unapproved pets within (they stuck to their stories that the animals were "breaking in" to the property), vandalised everything and had to be forcibly evicted - not to mention being nearly 3 months behind on rent.I lodged the claim on the 23rd of December. Fully expecting it to be a month or so before I heard, given the size of the claim, the bushfires currently burning and public holidays. I was settled within 2 weeks. And they have honestly been amazing to deal with. Excellent company - I cannot highly recommend enough!!!
your just not covered for that
NRMA has denied my claim on my landlords cover after the renters let their supposed to be "outside only" dog into the property and it has been urinating against the back sliding door
Landlord insurance a waste of money
Delays and confusion during assessment process. Claim for carpets ruined by tenant has been denied as NRMA say it is ‘tenant neglect’ and not malicious or deliberate damage. Poor communication between NRMA and their outsourced assessor. Property was left untenantable so also dealing with loss of rental. On speaking to other insurers this damage would have been covered under a landlord insurance policy. Needless to say I will be changing insurer
Absolutely Poor claim handling service !
I have been chasing my landlord insurance claim for almost three months with NRMA. Full range of issues with NRMA from their sub-contractor delays in assessment, Re-assessment to lack of clarity within their consultants/claims department. The consultants have no idea about the process, no logical clarification and keep promising over phone to look into the issues. Recent one is that the rental default payment has been processed by them two times, but not arrived into my account yet due to incomplete internal process at NRMA. You will not get ca...ll from NRMA on the progress of your claim, online tracking is of no use and need to chase them regularly over phone. This whole process with NRMA has resulted in delays to put our property back for rental/sale and monetary losses. My conclusion is NOT worth to have NRMA landlord insurance, Do not buy!!!
Nrma Landlord Insurance- A Nightmare Of Lies And Deceit!
This policy is a complete sham. I have had NRMA insurance for 15 years, always under the impression they were there to help! The NRMA Landlord insurance fails to look after their customers and properties!. My rental property was beautifully prepared for a tenant 3 years ago. Repainted and carpeted throughout in perfect condition with a rental $500 per week. I had to evict my tenant due to mess and some damages at the end of August. Now NRMA says my Bowral NSW property was neglected at the start (while they have photos to prove it was not and in...spection reports from property manager, cleaners, flooring specialists) and will not pay the malicious damages claim - $25,000.00 - the tenant did on exit which includes urinating on floors and carpets in every room and kitchen cupboards. NRMA says that the damages are wear and tear and not malicious damages, and therefore NRMA do not want to pay the claim. I have started complaint to the Financial Ombudsman and going to media straight away! I have already cancelled some of my NRMA insurances contracts. If NRMA is happy to lose a long term client for a $25,000 landlord claim, I can only conclude that they do not CARE! Their practice is deceitful and misleading. Shame on you NRMA!
Doesn't cover accidental damage
We have been with NRMA for over 40 years and we pay out $10,000 per year with our properties. We have had only a few claims over many years. Have had accidental water damage to a carpet and because it is accidental it is not covered. Unable to find a reference to carpet refusal in their recent handbook. After 2 weeks of builders, plumbers, assessors coming to have a look, have now found we are not insured. We are only looking at replacement of 6 metres of carpet. What is the point of Landlord insurance if they don't cover accidental damage....Not being trained in the finer points of the legal system how do you prove what is Malicious damage and what is accidental damage. We have paid out well over $100,000 and they will not pay out for 6 meters of carpet. Time to look for a new insurancer. Any suggestions.
On 14th May took out new landlords insurance on Investment property in Muswellbrook NSW
Have now tried THREE times over the phone to get the policy documents for this new policy (I Have a total of 5 policies and have been with NRMA for 18 years) mailed to my residential address in Springwood Qld.
This seems to be too hard - still have not received policy documents. Paid premium of $1201.30 which has gone out of my bank account but no policy documents.
Please tell me what you want from me to get the policy document mailed to me.
Have been with NRMA a long time - do I have to go elsewhere to get service? Not asking for much
Rude and terrible insurance provider
They would not pay for talent damages, if you hold strata insurance don't ever consider NRMA policies as their contents policy only cover curtains and carpets if there's any other damages that's caused by your talents in the property even if they stuff rubbish down then drain you're not covered, also each time you call through they will yell you a different story some will say we will cover it and then you call again they will then tell you they won't cover.
People there don't really know what they're doing at all each time you call they tell you a different story about your claim， terrible company.
Loss of rent not payable during repairs period
NRMA will not pay us the loss of rent during the period that we need to repair the water damage in the bathroom.We currently don't have any tenants in the house at the moment as the house is inhabitable. NRMA said that the PDS states that if we had tenants in there, that they would have paid the for the loss of rent, how on earth are we going to keep the tenants in there with the bad smell from the water damaged bathroom. NRMA's premiums are the most expensive out there, thinking by going with them they would have helped us, that's a load of crock!
Very very disapointed.
Landlord cover as written in PDS
Made a claim after evicting tenants who defaulted on their rent.
NRMA and our agents handled everything for us after we made intitial contact with the claim. I only had to contact them twice, once to start the initial claim, and once to claim the remainder of the rent default payment available to us. They paid the full 10 weeks rent with no argument or hasstle - the maximum sum as outlined in the PDS. I was happy that they took the excess from my claim, rather than paying it out of pocket.
We were fortunate that there was little to no damage...
Not suitable for strata unit properties
Would not pay out on loss of rent after unit was flooded by a faulty hydrant. Said need building insurance but why would you have building insurance when you are already paying for building insurance through body corporate. Expensive premium too.
What is the point - WARNING - Never Go With Nrma Landlord Insurance!!!
Tenants were evicted in February for having dogs on property - without approval - which killed numerous stock nearby. They left owing 3 weeks rent, electricity and water bills - approx. $1K, then they trashed the property by damaging doors, and badly soiling the carpets (only 2 years old) blinds and curtains (both only 12 months old) with animal feces and urine - all as payback for being evicted. All rental inspections up to that point were found to be fine. NRMA sent out assessors from AJ Grant who assured me it would be covered as it was horr...ific malicious damage to the property. NRMA then turned around and said they wouldn't cover it at all as they couldn't determine whether the damage was malicious or not??? They said there was nothing they could do??? Having been with NRMA for over 35 years, this is particularly heartbreaking and in addition, as it was my grandparents house they did this to. I cannot believe NRMA's way of wriggling out of helping their customers in a time of need. Do not even think of going with NRMA.
Tenants left owing a weeks rent and a smashed ceramic cooktop along with ruined and filthy carpets. An assessor from a private company came and said that the burnt carpet and the cooktop should be covered. NRMA however said no to the carpet which had burns, red wine stains and texta drawn on it as it wasn't malicious. They told me they don't cover accidental damage even though the tenants were negligent and made no attempt to even vacuum let alone remove stains. They also stated they wanted the 4 weeks bond plus $500for the stove claim and a fu...rther $300 excess for the separate claim for loss of rent. But it gets even better as we can't claim loss of rent due to the house being unable to be rented until stove fixed and all this time waiting for their decisions. So we were only entitled to claim 1 weeks rent owed at the end of their leases which is less than the excess amount grrrr. No point having landlord insurance with NRMA. We are looking elsewhere and it seems promising. Shop around people.
Questions & Answers
Which insurer has the best reviews
budget direct seems to have the best rating but the cheapest price did not work for me with NRMA when i did try to claim for pet damage on one of my rentals i was not covered however i claimed for a damaged garage door recently with CGU and the money was in my account within 3-4 days and only had to get one quote,i have moved all my insurance($5000 a year in premiums) to CGU.
We are into the fifth month since the aerial inspection of a hail-damaged roof of a rental property. We have been advised that the work has been approved by the NRMA but have heard nothing further from the NRMA. Yes, we do have Landlord's Insurance and our tenant is not at all happy. How much longer will it take your company to advise us when we can expect the work to commence and also be completed. Other companies have attended to similar jobs within two months from the initial claim being made? Elle See 02/02/2020
Hi Lyn, thanks for your question. Each claim is different so the time it takes will be different. If you are having trouble getting through to our claim team please send us a PM via Facebook so we can escalate further and let us know you're from Product Review. ~Natalie
Why is Landlord Insurance with NRMA in Sydney much more expensive than the same with Property Insurance Plus in Adelaide?
Hey Gingermeggs, thanks for your question. each company offers different features and benefits with their policies so pricing will invariably differ from company to company and policy to policy.
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