You should have your own condo insurance. Why? While your condo association insurance will cover the building itself (and certain common areas), it doesn’t offer protection for everything.
Here are a few things to consider:
- If your condo unit should have a flood or fire and it causes damage to other condo units, you could be held personally responsible if you don’t have your own condo insurance coverage.
- With condo contents insurance, all your personal belongings will be protected.
- Coverage would also be provided for any upgrades you may have made to the condo.
- Condo liability coverage helps to protect you if you should unintentionally cause property damage or bodily harm to someone while they are in your condo.
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It is important that your condo insurance broker understands the condominium association insurance policies. Huronia Insurance in Barrie Ontario has time-proven relationships with many of the best Canadian insurance underwriters. We understand how to find you the best condo insurance at the most affordable prices.
If you are renting out your condo, or if you are a tenant and renting a condo from your landlord, see our web page on Tenant Insurance for more detailed information.
Below are three more frequently asked questions that we often receive from homeowners and landlords about condo insurance in Ontario.
Don’t My Condo Association Fees Include Insurance?
In general, the answer is no, not usually. Condominium association insurance policies vary from building to building. Usually, they cover the common shared areas of a building. However, some policies do not cover damage to common areas. As a condo owner, you could be assessed for a portion of required repairs.
Low Assessment insurance would protect you in these circumstances, and Contingent Insurance would cover any shortfalls in the policy with which your condo association is currently protected.
Your Condo Insurance policy should be wide enough to cover the cost of replacing everything in your unit including loss or damage to appliances, carpets, fixtures, plumbing, and wiring.
How Can I Get Discounts on My Condo Insurance?
- Claim-Free Status
If you have never had to file an insurance claim, you may be eligible for a discount on your Condo Insurance.
If you are a non-smoker, you will likely be able to receive lower rates than smokers. Ask your insurance agent about deductions for non-smokers.
- Burglar Alarm
If you have a Burglar Alarm in your Condo, you can qualify for a discount.
- Multi-Policy Discount
If you have more than just a single policy through Huronia, you will qualify for a discount. For example, if your condo, car, and life insurance were all associated with Huronia.
What Valuables and Collectibles Are Covered By My Condo Insurance?
Valuable items such as collectibles or jewellery are subject to a dollar value limit of insurance coverage. In order to insure your collectibles and jewellery to its appraised value, you may need to purchase a special rider. Ask specific questions of your condo insurance broker until you are satisfied that you understand what your policy will cover and what it will not.
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