First let us explain further what a condominium is. It is a unit which is renovated or built or maybe called as apartment, a townhouse, flat and accommodation which other called it where in the occupants purchase their outright where in individual shared rights to most common area such as hallways, elevator, pools, stairs and others. In regards to maintenance, usually it is the responsibility of the condominium associations.
Before purchasing a condominium, one must know about the condo insurance policy, what are covered and also know the condominium association policy. The condominium homeowner’s insurance usually provides protection for the owner of the condominium unit and this is separate from the condominium association insurance policy. This was designed for the needs of the condominium homeowners’.
Before you purchase a condominium home insurance, try to know first what covered in the condominium association insurance policy since most of the condominium associations have a basic insurance policy which covers the liability for the people injured on the condominium grounds and provides coverage for the whole building, generally the condo property.
In the condo homeowner’s association insurance, the contents or your personal belongings or valuable inside your unit is not covered. The condominium homeowner’s insurance policy usually covers for the damages that will occur inside your unit or home and personal property as well. Although the condominium homeowners insurance also offer liability coverage where in if there is someone injured inside your unit or home.
There is also additional coverage available for the condominium homeowner’s insurance offer such as replacement cost where in it covers personal belongings and usually the replacement cost coverage is costly but one thing good in it is that the items in your house will not depreciate. You can also add in your condominium homeowner’s insurance flood and earthquake if you like.
Find out what is exactly covered in the master policy in the condominium homeowners insurance association before purchasing your own condominium homeowner’s insurance so that you will not have double coverage. Mostly in the condominium association insurance what is covered are the entire flat or unit as it was original built excluding any additional or renovations made by you or previous owners.
Some condo associations just insure the bare walls, floors and ceilings; in short it’s your responsibility for the plumbing and electrical wiring. Buildings coverage for the condominium association usually does not insure the structure. You have to remember that condominium association by laws widely from one area to other and other governing regulations.
Take note that if ever you operate an office or small business in your unit, you need to have another special coverage. Remember that all coverage’s are subject to terms, exclusions provisions and as well as conditions in the policy itself.
As homeowner’s, you need to have an inventory to all your personal belongings or valuable items and if you can take a video or even have some picture, then that’s more better so that you have proof. Always be sure that you that you have the right kind of coverage and understand what are in the condominium homeowner’s insurance policy.