What is homeowners insurance?
Homeowners insurance is a package policy. This means that it covers both damage to your property and your liability or legal responsibility for any injuries and property damage you or members of your family cause to other people. This includes damage caused by household pets.
Damage caused by most disasters is covered but there are exceptions. The most significant are damage caused by floods, earthquakes and poor maintenance. You must buy two separate policies for flood and earthquake coverage. Maintenance-related problems are the homeowners’ responsibility.
This amount of insurance applies to the dwelling described in the policy and any attached structures. Building equipment and outdoor equipment used for servicing of the building and located on the described premises is also covered.
Other Structures Insurance
This coverage applies to detached structures such as a garage or storage shed. The limit of insurance coverage is set at 10% of the dwelling limit for loss to other structures.
Personal Property Insurance
This coverage applies to personal property that is usual to the occupancy of a dwelling. The coverage applies to personal property owned or used by the insured or resident family members, while the property is on the described location. The limit of insurance for this coverage is chosen by the insured.
Fair Rental Value
Under the broad and special dwellings forms, coverage is provided for fair rental coverage for that part of the residence premises that is rented or held for rental to others. If a loss occurs under coverage A that makes that part of the premises unsuitable for living, this coverage would pay the lost rental value. The limit of insurance is 10% of the dwelling limit. Fair rental value is the amount of rent that could reasonably be charged for the premise.
Additional Living Expense
Under the broad and special dwellings forms, coverage is provided for additional living expenses in the event of a loss under Coverage A. If the insured was to temporarily lose use of the dwelling, this coverage would apply and payment could be made for expenses incurred to live elsewhere following a loss that makes the dwelling unsuitable for living.
The dwelling policy has a standard deductible of $500 - $5,000
The Finest Coverage
Homeowners Insurance varies in coverage from company to company and policy to policy. We offer different levels of coverage depending on your needs and budget. All our policies provide replacement cost coverage for your dwelling and personal property, as well as higher limits for jewelry and other valuable items. We provide Liability limits up to $1,000,000 without the need to buy an umbrella policy.
Other Residential Policies we offer:
- Seasonal Homes
- Secondary Homes
- Rental property
- Jewelry, silverware, artwork, etc
- Mobile Homes
- Vacant Homes
- Homes under construction
- Fire Policies