The real estate practitioners are among the people trying to collect compensation from BP for income loss caused by the oil spill.
Claim centers have been opened in four states namely Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida where residents who lost income due to the spill can request compensation.
Only Florida is reporting its numbers. BP has paid $75,725 to begin settling 446 claims against it for income lost from rental properties, over the last three weeks. It paid another $5,000 to begin settling losses due to stalled real estate sales.
BP CEO Tony Hayward said in a TV commercial, “We will honor all legitimate claims, and our clean-up efforts will not come at any cost to taxpayers.”