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Professional Indemnity Insurance for interior designers

Professional Indemnity (PI) Insurance is the most relevant business insurance for interior design professionals

Holding valid Professional Indemnity Insurance is a condition of Accredited membership for interior designers in practice. This offers financial protection to safeguard against unexpected circumstances or legal costs that may arise in project development, from disputes, claims and delays to breakages and injuries. 

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Offers Professional Protection

Designed to protect policy holders in financial dispute if clients claim a service is inadequate.

Covers Legal Costs

Safeguards if disagreements occur, handling the cost of putting things right – including legal fees.

Suits Business Needs

Provides relevant insurance solutions which are tailored to the specific needs of your business.

What is professional indemnity insurance?

If you’re found responsible for causing financial loss to your client due to inadequate advice, services or designs you have provided, professional indemnity (PI) cover protects against legal costs and expenses involved in defending a claim, as well as compensation payable.


Who needs professional indemnity insurance?

FFor some professions, regulatory bodies make it compulsory to have PI cover in place to carry out their work. Other professionals must have PI as part of a contractual obligation, whilst many choose this cover because of the protection and security it provides if their advice or service delivered fails to meet a client’s expectations.


What does professional indemnity insurance cover?

This depends entirely on the policy. You’ll need to ensure that it provides adequate cover for your business’s professional service and the risks you may face.


How much is professional indemnity insurance?

The cost of PI insurance varies depending on different factors, such as the level of cover you need, the number of people you employ, your annual turnover and the risks associated with your business activities.

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Accreditation distinguishes a level of expertise that separates qualified professional interior designers from social influencers and hobbyists.

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What makes SBID Accreditation different

SBID Accreditation is a marque of achievement that denotes professional competence defined by  training and work experience. SBID is committed to equipping members with the tools they need for professional practice.

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Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct is a statement of principles and expectations governing the behaviour of members in their professional conduct. Members are expected to act at all times with integrity, honesty and objectivity.

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