The Road Ahead : April 2013
QUEENSLAND'S LARGEST CLUB 63 APR/MAY 2013 THE ROAD AHEAD forward to the move into their new home that they may forget about their insurance responsibilities for the house they have bought," Mr Heath said. "Under a standard contract of sale, the property is at the buyer's risk from 5pm on the first business day after the contract date, accordingly it's the buyer's responsibility to have the property insured from that time or they are potentially risking hundreds of thousands of dollars. "Sellers should also obtain advice from their solicitor whether to maintain their insurance cover up until the settlement date in the event the sale does not proceed. Householders need to take home insurance seriously, and do their homework by shopping around for an insurer who meets their individual needs." Mr Heath said RACQ Insurance had introduced flood as standard in its household policies from July 1, 2012, providing home owners with complete peace of mind that they had protection from floods. "RACQ provides a user-friendly home building and contents insurance calculator at racq.com that only takes a few minutes to complete," Mr Heath said. "To make the process easy, householders may then choose to purchase their insurance there and then on-line." *The RACQ Insurance research is a representative sample based on an online survey of 1000 Queensland householders conducted in December 2012. REPRESENTING THE RACQ, the Oxley Golf Club pairing of Chris Bath and Barry Thoms (98 points) finished just five points behind the winners to take third place in the Australasian Auto Club Golf Championship. More than 100 golfers converged on the Gold Coast for what is the largest Amateur Pairs Championship in Australia and New Zealand. The final was the culmination of 48 events held throughout Australia and New Zealand from September, 2012, to February, 2013, which saw more than 2500 players competing to win the chance to represent their auto club in the final. Entrants who were successful in winning their regional event received as their prize a trip to the Gold Coast for three nights of golf, fun and luxury at the RACV Royal Pines Resort, which has been announced as the new home of the Australian PGA Championship. In addition to the third placegetters, representing the RACQ were Peter Imms and Barry Ezzy (Rowes Bay), Shelley and Steven Patterson (Paradise Palms), Makha Prathuangsin and Cholsist Othaganont (North Lakes), Michael Norman and Graham Martin (Tewantin Noosa), Richard Meacle and Colin Pickering (Royal Pines), Barry Chappell and Geoff Robinson (Toowoomba) and Joe Napier and Peter Power (Parkwood). The supporting auto clubs (RACQ, NRMA, RACV, RAA, RAC, RACT AANT and AANZ) were on hand to get behind their teams. racq team comes third in golf title IMAGE: RACQ TEAM MEMBERS ENJOYING THE MOMENT WITH SUPPORTERS. IMAGE: DAMAGE TO HOUSEHOLDS BY STORM CAN BE COSTLY.