Updated: Jul 8, 2021
As a multi-family property owner, it is important to ensure your building is fully protected in the event of a claim. Here are a few key coverages to review on your policy:
The meat and bones of your policy. Building coverage protects the main structure of your property and anything attached. Will this limit be enough to replace the building in the event of a claim?
Special Form and Replacement Cost Coverages
ALWAYS make sure your policy is on a special form with replacement cost coverage. Special Form provides coverage for all perils unless specifically excluded. Most policies exclude earthquake and flood coverage which can be purchased separately.
Landlord Liability Coverage
This is the most important coverage on your policy. Landlord liability coverage protects you against claims or lawsuits made against you at the premises, including bodily injury, property damage, and wrongful eviction.
Ordinance and Law Coverage
This coverage is commonly overlooked. Ordinance and Law provides coverage for the increased costs to demolish, repair, and rebuild your building to comply with current laws and building codes in the event of a claim. If your building is over 20-30 years old, it is important to have sufficient Ordinance and Law Coverage.
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