The Essential Information You Need to Buy the Best Condo Insurance Do you own a condominium (condo) or co-operative apartment (co-op) or are you thinking of buying one? Insurance for co-ops and condos is a lot more complicated than homeowner insurance. A lot of people invest in condos without understanding the full implication of their responsibility, or they […]
Your homeowners policy may address your condo special assessment. But don’t expect coverage in all cases.
Q: You recently wrote a column about condominium building’s reserve funds. You failed to mention that condo special assessments are an insurable risk. I just increased my coverage from a limit of $1,000 to $50,000 for an extra $10 per year. You should mention this to your readers. A: Thanks for bringing this up. You are […]
Insuring a co-op or condo
Because co-op and condominium owners share their building structures, two policies—a master policy and an individual policy—are required to fully protect all parties involved. Learn more about insuring a co-op or condo. If you are purchasing a condo or co-op, the bank will require insurance to protect its investment in your home, and your co-op […]
Insurance Facts for Condo Owners
While condominium units belong completely to their owners from their unit walls inward, their exteriors are usually communally owned. Condominium communities feature joint ownership of building exteriors, roads and other common areas by all unit owner-members of those communities. Because condo units share aspects of their legal ownership with other parties, their insurance requirements differ […]
What Is Condo Insurance?
If you own a condominium, co-op, or townhouse unit, you may need to buy a condo insurance policy. Much like homeowners insurance, condo insurance can protect your dwelling, furniture, clothing, and valuables in the event of a covered peril or hazard. It can also protect your assets from liability claims and pay for temporary housing […]
Condo Insurance 101
What is Condo Insurance? Condo insurance provides coverage for the inside of your condominium; the external areas fall under the jurisdiction of your condo association and must be covered under the association’s insurance policy. Depending upon the specifics of your condominium association’s master policy, your condo insurance may include coverage for: The interior walls Your […]