S31 Unauthorised occupation of non-residential premises

  • 24 Nov 2017
  • Security and arson prevention

Vacant buildings are often more susceptible to the risk of fire (arson), criminal activity, misuse and malicious damage. This guide looks at what preparations, practical measures and security controls can be applied to help manage the risk.

Insurers are reporting that there has been a significant increase in the frequency and severity of claims for damage and clear up costs arising from unauthorised occupations of vacant properties with traveller groups making use of empty buildings for fly tipping.  This guide explores this new trend and offers guidance for owners and insurers.