Financial Environment – Auctioneers

Bespoke Professional Indemnity, Fidelity Guarantee and Third Party Impersonation Fraud Policy for Auctioneers

Property rights are entrenched by Section 25 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, and aim to protect the property rights of landowners whilst, at the same time, looking to safeguard the interests of society.

In light of the legal implications and regulatory framework under which auctioneers operate, they are required to provide skilled and accurate professional advice regarding property transactions to avoid any negligence or delictual claim arising against them.


As Genoa's footprint in the liability space continues to grow from strength to strength, we thought we would share with you why more and more brokers are choosing to work with us as their partner of choice:

Our Underwriters are committed to providing our clients with superior turnaround times when issuing quotations and schedules of cover

Our underwriters are experts in their respective fields and are able to offer our clients technical advice which helps empower them to secure an account

We have strong working relationships with the top re-insurers in the country including Munich Re and Swiss Re who support all of our Professional Indemnity products

Through strategic reinsurance partnerships we are able to offer competitive market premiums

Our policies include a number of meaningful extensions that offer true value to our thousands of Insured clients

Our Insured Practitioners are represented by the top law firms in the country, including firms like Clyde & Co, Garlicke & Bousfield, Mac Robert Attorneys, Norton Rose Fulbright and Webber Wentzel


Professional Indemnity

Professional indemnity cover protects professional advice and service-providing Auctioneers from liability for the costs of defending negligence claims instituted against them arising from, inter alia, the provision of incorrect advice, incorrect property reserves, or municipality arrears, listing properties incorrectly, failing to disclose material defects in properties, misrepresentation or breach of contract.

Auctioneers need to assess the risks to which they are exposed and ensure that they have adequate PI cover to mitigate these risks.

Fidelity Guarantee Cover

Indemnity can be secured to safeguard the Insured (the employer) for the loss of business account funds or property sustained as a direct result of acts of fraud, theft, or dishonesty caused by an employee in the course of employment.

Cover can be purchased on either a Blanket Basis, Named Position Basis or Named Person Basis.

Third-Party Impersonation Fraud

Cover can be secured to provide the Insured with protection against the loss of money (business and trust funds) subject to the insured having a Verification process in place.

Public Liability

The provides protection against legal liability for claims arising out of accidental death, bodily injury, illness or disease of or to any person; or accidental loss of possession or control of, or actual damage to property arising out of, and in the course of business.

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