Riots covered but claim extension unlikely, says Questgates

Riot police

The loss adjuster explained that the wording of the statute is explicit, in that any claim under the Act must ‘'be made in writing and received by the local police authority within 14 days of the alleged incident".

It is therefore likely that insurers will include a clause requiring that they are notified regarding claims for riot and/or civil commotion within seven days of the incident occurring. This is to prevent a recovery action being turned down by the police authority on basis that the

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