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Real Estate and Land Use News

Posted on: Oct 18, 2019

By Marc Pfleging, Scannell Properties

Drone usage for commercial real estate transactions has become more common over the last few years. The real estate community is turning to drones to assist with site selection, inspections and construction monitoring.  If your clients are using drones for commercial real estate purposes, it is important to know that commercial general liability policies typically have exclusions for unmanned aircrafts to cover drone operations.

Even if the exclusion does not expressly cover “unmanned” aircrafts, the drone operations may fall under the standard aircraft exclusion in the policy. Your clients will want to look into obtaining Comprehensive Unmanned Aerial Vehicle liability policies to specifically cover any liabilities arising from drone operations.

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