This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.
EXCLUSION FOR KEYS LEFT IN VEHICLE/UNATTENDED VEHICLE
COMPLIANCE WITH A SALES/MARKETING CODE
The FOS regards an exclusion for theft if the keys have been left in or near the vehicle and/or it has been left unattended as a major restriction, which must be drawn to the proposer’s attention before inception or it will not be applied. The FOS experience is that this exclusion is a shock to most insureds even though it is included in almost every motor policy. It says that most consumers realise that they should not leave their keys in the car, but do not realise that they will lose their theft cover if they do. The FOS wants these restrictions highlighted on the policy certificate, (which insureds have to possess by law), and on the policy schedule or summary, (which document insureds are more likely to read than the policy). It considers this to be good industry practice. The comments above at paragraphs 5.27 et seq in relation to breaches of sales code apply equally here. The latest FOS Technical Note on the subject 1 summarises the current FOS position and explains:
The rest of this document is only available to i-law.com online
If you are already a subscriber, please enter your details below to log in.