WHY YOU NEED PROPERTY INSURANCE

Property insurance can protect you from large out of pocket expenses.

When your property suffers major damage, theft, or an incident of liability, having the right coverage can protect you from having to incur large out of pocket expenses all at once. The right policy can help protect you from costs related to;

  • Property Damage (due to aircraft or vehicle impact, fire, lightning)
  • Damage due to extreme weather
  • Theft & Vandalism
  • Personal Liability

Depending on your region there may be additional things to consider when selecting your coverage, key items such as severe weather conditions and history of incidents in your area may affect your premium. Your policy can protect both the brick and mortar property itself and the contents with-in it. It is highly recommended for any property to keep an accurate record of replacement value and inventory.

We help protect …

Your type of property may require its’ own specific plan, the types of properties we can help insure are;

  • Home
  • Commercial
  • Tenants
  • Rental
  • Cottage
  • Recreational
  • Heritage

Did you Know …

Typical Home insurance policy does NOT cover:
Property taxes, condo fees, mortgage payments, the land.

Water damage is the most common claim for property insurance.
Current claims statistics put water damage at roughly 44%, with fire claims sitting just behind at 30% of total claim dollars spent.

We Find you the right coverage at the right price.
Let our Friendly team of experts work for you.

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Property Insurance Tips

Answers to our most frequently asked questions and key terms to help you understand property insurance.

Determining Your Premium

Insurers will take the following key information into account when determining your premium:

  • Type of residence; single or multi-family, rental property, condominium, recreational property, commercial, heritage.
  • What your property was constructed with (ie. brick, cement) as well as its age, size and location
  • Roofing, land grading, and utilities such as heating, plumbing, and electrical systems
  • Any applicable fire protection; distance from hydrant, nearest fire station
  • Historical loss experience of the property: rate of crime and fire in the neighbourhood
  • Finally the type of coverage being requested, optional coverages and deductible
  • Claim history as an individual and eligible discounts

Personal Liability

Whether you are the owner or renter of the property, you can be held financially responsible for any bodily injury or property damage unintentionally caused to others (outside of you and your ‘household’).

In the event you are found negligent, having ‘personal liability’ coverage in your insurance policy can protect you from large payouts up to your coverage limit, in the event such a situation should occur on your property.

Coverage Limits

Ask us about: Actual Cash Value vs. Replacement Value

Find out if your policy will cover:

  • Dwelling (Foundation, flooring, windows, doors),
  • Detached Structures
  • Contents
  • Additional Living Expenses

Terms to know

Comprehensive – Most inclusive policy which covers both the building and its contents for all risks except damage from earthquake, sewer back-up and ‘uninsurable perils’.

Uninsurable Perils – Predictable events that are not covered and would be up to the property owner to take reasonably necessary steps to protect from.

Named (Basic) Perils – This policy only covers perils that are specifically stated, meaning you save money on your policy but could carry the financial risk of some losses yourself.

For more definitions, please our full Glossary of Insurance Terms.