About Property Claims Loss Assessors

Property Claims Loss Assessors (PCLA) are insurance assessors who work on behalf of the public.

We’re dedicated to helping people who have suffered accidental loss or damage to their home or business. Our goal is to ensure our clients receive the full compensation that they are entitled to from their insurance company.

We deal with the insurance company on your behalf. As soon as we understand the terms of the client’s policy, PCLA will conduct tests to find out exactly what can be claimed for. With PCLA working for you, we do all of the negotiating to ensure you get the best possible settlement. 

All of PCLA’s team members have excellent working relationships with the loss adjusters appointed by the Insurance Companies, meaning all claims are dealt with efficiently and fast.

The company was founded in June 2015 by Greg Smyth – who has over 20 years experience within the insurance industry. Greg also has a strong team working alongside him in order to make sure that every claim is dealt with quickly and effectively. 

While based in Belfast, PCLA cover all areas of Northern Ireland. Call us today to find out how we can ensure you receive your full entitlement.

Meet Our Management Team

Greg Smyth

Greg Smyth - Company Director

B.Sc (Hons) in Building Surveying, APA

Greg began his career in the Insurance Industry in 1999, working with a number of different Insurance companies. Greg has a degree in Building Surveying from the University of Reading and holds a number of qualifications in Insurance. Greg has worked in Loss Assessing since 2007 and was previously a senior member of a former leading Loss Assessor firm before leaving to start PCLA Ltd in 2015.

Declan Gilmore

Declan Gilmore – Loss Assessor

B.Sc (Hons) in Building Surveying

Declan studied at the University of Ulster where he gained a degree in building surveying and joined PCLA shortly after in 2016. Since then, Declan has worked for many happy clients dealing with all manner of Insurance claims with a particular specialism in subsidence losses.

Jordan Freel PCLA

Jordan Freel – Loss Assessor

Jordan started working with PCLA in early 2022 having spent a number of years prior working for a leading, local, property damage restoration company.

In his former role Jordan was tasked with undertaking moisture surveys, reinstatement of water & fire damaged homes and businesses and of assessing damage to contents.

This experience has allowed Jordan to transfer his skills to PCLA where he has became a valued member of team.

Daniel Nugent PCLA

Daniel Nugent – Loss Assessor

B.Sc (Hons) in Building Surveying

Daniel completed a degree in Building Surveying with the University of Ulster in 2023 and started with PCLA soon after. Daniel specialises in Escape of Water claims and has handled all types of claim ranging from small domestic leaks to large commercial losses.

Chris Taylor PCLA

Chris Taylor - Marketing Manager

With over 20 years of experience in digital marketing, content strategy, and project management, Chris joins PCLA to help drive growth. He will use his expertise in communications and marketing to develop and execute impactful campaigns that drive engagement and results.

What our clients say

Louise English
Louise English
21/06/2024
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Great company to deal with, took all the hassle out of dealing with claim and paperwork that goes with it, and outcome was brilliant. Thanks declan.
Ciaran Boyle
Ciaran Boyle
20/06/2024
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Declan was prompt clear and understanding in dealing with difficult 3rd party Insurance adjuster. Recommended
Paul Hunter
Paul Hunter
14/06/2024
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We unfortunately had a mains water leak beneath our house floor. This caused extensive damage. We handed over dealing with the claim to Declan. This removed stress from us and thanks to Declan we received a substantial insurance settlement which will cover repairs and redecoration. I have no doubt that without his independent assessment of the damage and efforts on our behalf, the insurers would not have been as generous. In short if you need to claim on house insurance get an independent loss accessor - get Declan.
Nigel robinson
Nigel robinson
12/06/2024
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Declan who represented me in relation to my insurance claim expertly guided me through the process right until the end. The result being a satisfactory conclusion to my claim. I would highly recommend both Declan and PCLA ltd to anyone who has to go through a insurance company .
Justin Graham
Justin Graham
07/06/2024
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Jordan was very helpful though the process, he completed understands where you are coming from, sorts any concerns. He takes the hassle away from this whole ordeal and sorts it. I was able to get a good settlement thanks to him. Much appreciated
Karen Laverty
Karen Laverty
05/06/2024
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The service was exceptional I could not fault anything Phone calls and text messages answered immediately. I could not have sorted my claim without the help of Declan
Jane Donnelly
Jane Donnelly
13/05/2024
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Very pleased with the professional and efficient service from Declan and his team.
Mark Milligan
Mark Milligan
09/05/2024
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Greg dealt with my claim from start to finish. He was clear and concise in all communication and took all matters out of my hands. I firmly believe he managed to get us a stronger claim than had I dealt with matters myself. Would highly recommend Greg to anyone who finds themselves in the unfortunate position of needing to claim against their insurance.
Margaret Murray-Tait
Margaret Murray-Tait
16/04/2024
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Jordan dealt with our insurance claim. The quality of service was excellent. I would certainly recommend the company

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