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How to prevent fly-tipping in commercial buildings

At a glance

  • Vacant and partially vacant buildings have now become a target for fly-tipping
  • Fly-tipping can result in property owners facing disruption and large clean up costs
  • We look at how Real Estate customers can manage these risks at their properties

In recent years, there has been an increased focus for property owners and their insurers on 24-hour security guarding, intruder alarms and CCTV protection as a security strategy for vacant buildings. However, despite these security measures, forced entry has still been made.

Disposal of waste is expensive and with tighter restrictions on what can be taken to waste sites and the increased cost of landfill, fly-tipping is becoming increasingly popular.

Our risk insight looks at the precautions your customers can take to prevent fly tipping.

To discuss any aspect of this further, speak to your usual Zurich contact.

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