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You may think the condo fees you pay provide you with insurance coverage, but this is not the case.
In fact, mandatory condo fees only pay for the shared amenities and structural components of your building - things like lobbies, communal areas, hallways, exterior windows, pools and fitness equipment.
The interior of your unit, and any of the contents inside of it, still need to be insured by you personally.
There are two main condo insurance types, and we know it can get a bit confusing.
As a condo owner, you need to be aware of the differences between insurance types, and what they cover. The first is your building’s master policy. The second is your own personal policy that covers your unit.
1. The Condo Corporation Master Policy. This is the policy the condominium association carries on the building and the surrounding property. It's important to know what it does and doesn't cover in your unit. There are two basic types of master policies:
The 'walls-in' condo master policy, also called a 'single-unit' master policy, which covers some built-in parts of your condo unit, such as plumbing, wiring, carpeting and appliances.
The 'bare walls' condo master policy, which does not cover anything contained within your unit's walls, but may cover your drywall. Some of these policies may also cover basic electrical systems and plumbing.
2. The Condo Owner's Insurance Policy. This is the policy that individual condominium owners like you need to buy. The fancy term for this type of insurance is "HO-6." The HO-6 policy covers the full interior of your unit, including walls, floors and ceilings, against damage from a variety of hazards, such as water, fire and theft. Your personal property inside the condo is also covered. HO-6 policies also provide liability coverage in case someone is injured in your unit.
Condo insurance covers you for:
Damage to your unit’s interior
If it’s your fault or the fault of someone else
Replacement or repair for lost or damaged items
as a result of hazardous activity or theft
If someone is injured in your condo, your condo insurance policy will pay medical and/or legal bills on your behalf
Here's a comprehensive rundown of the items covered by a standard condo owner’s insurance policy:
Making a condo insurance claim is always easier if you're prepared ahead of time. Here are some simple things you can do to make sure your claims process goes as smoothly as possible. The key is to provide proof of your losses so that you'll get fairly reimbursed for your claim.
Making a condo insurance claim is always easier if you're prepared for it ahead of time. Here are some easy things you can do to make sure your claims process goes as smoothly as possible. The key is to provide proof of your losses so that you'll get fairly reimbursed for your claim.
If you’ve maintained organized records, making a condo insurance claim is a straightforward process. If there has been any criminal activity or physical hazard, you need to call emergency services before calling your insurance provider. Having police or hospital reports are beneficial to the claims process.
1. Write down claim details
If an adjuster calls seeking clarification, having written details handy will save you the hassle of trying to remember everything. Write down what happened as soon as possible.
2. Give your insurer your policy number
Find your policy number from one of your bills. It’ll get the claims process started quickly.
3. Collect your receipts and show proof of ownership
Your insurer will want to see the records you’ve been keeping. This means pictures of your things, the appraisals for collectibles or antiques, and all the receipts you can find that match up with the stolen or damaged items.
The cost of condo insurance ranges from $100 to $400 per year on average. This means you only have to pay $10 to $30 per month to have all your prized possessions protected!
Some of the information used to calculate your rate are:
Some types of insurance are mandatory in Canada, but condo insurance isn’t one of them. It is perfectly legal to own or rent a condo without insurance, though doing so isn’t always possible.
Many condo buildings require proof of insurance before letting you move in. This is similar to how home insurance is usually a requirement for obtaining a mortgage when buying a detached house. Luckily, condo insurance tends to be cheaper than home insurance because there is no exterior to protect, so covering yourself shouldn’t be difficult. Especially if you take the proper steps to save money on your policy
Condo insurance doesn’t have to break the bank. You can reduce your premiums by following these tips:
Remember to ask our insurance experts how to get the best deal on condo insurance when obtaining quotes.