A condo is a good option to break into the housing market or for those who prefer not to do a lot of exterior maintenance. You want to protect your condo from the many perils that are out there waiting to damage your property. At Harrison Insurance and Financials LTD in Hailey, ID, we work with our customers to make sure that they have the right coverage for their condo and their situation. Like most insurance, everyone’s needs are not identical.
Condos are a little different from a freestanding home. Your association holds the insurance policy for the exterior of the building and the common areas. You are not responsible for insuring them. So, if your roof is damaged, your condo insurance isn’t going to pay for it. If someone slips and falls in the parking lot, your insurance won’t pay for medical bills.
What Condo Insurance Won’t Cover
Floods are a danger in many places and they cause thousands of dollars of damage even with as little as an inch of water in your home. Condo insurance will not cover you for flood damage that comes from water from outside your home. If you are worried about flooding, you can purchase a separate policy from the NFIP.
It is up to you as the owner to take good care of your condo. If you have a leak and don’t fix it and it causes mold in your home, your insurance won’t pay for it. If you get termites or rodents, the repairs are on you.
Land movement covers a few different perils and none of them is covered. You aren’t covered by earthquakes, sinkholes, mudslides, or landslides. If the earth moves, your insurance won’t cover it.
Contact Harrison Insurance and Financials LTD in Hailey, ID to discuss what your condo insurance should look like.