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When a new conveyancing indemnity insurance policy is obtained

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When a new conveyancing indemnity insurance policy is obtained to cover a risk does an old policy covering the same risk need to be cancelled?

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It is good practice to cancel the old policy, but it is not something us Solicitors would waste a lot of time trying to do, and it is not essential that any old policy is cancelled (sometimes a new policy is issued because the Seller has for example lost all record of the existing policy, and hence a new policy is taken out and the old policy is not cancelled).

I hope this assists but please let me know if you require any further clarification.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Many thanks. Is this because of double insurance issues?


That is correct, although the claimant would be free to claim on either policy

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