Multifamily property insurance is separate from conventional home insurance policies in that not only will you have to place a policy on the structure and all of its necessary items but also you must be insured against any accidents from the tenants who will be renting a unit in the property.
Liabilities of Tenants
The insurance policy liability portion would of course include a section in the policy to address any direct costs received from a tenant who was injured, (emergency room, doctor visits etc.) but also any legal expenses that can be received from litigating any harms or injuries that could result on the property.
Maintenance on the Apartment Building
An additional area of concern for apartment building insurance policies is the maintenance and repairs. This would involve such aspects as heating, air conditioning systems, plumbing, as well as the roof on the multifamily property.
Local Health and Construction Codes
One more aspect of apartment building insurance that should be thought about is an insurance policy that will insure a building’s compliance with government building and health codes. This certain kind of policy would cover any present circumstances but also any conditions that might arise due to any changes that may occur to local government laws after the building is constructed or bought.
Loss of Income Apartment Building Insurance
Apartment building insurance can also be purchased that will cover any loss of revenue on any of the doors in the building. For example, if a unit in the building is damaged and demands great repairs, this type of insurance would make up for the lost rent on the door while the job is being done.
And Damaged Windowpanes?
As a guideline, plate glass is omitted from most apartment building insurance policies and must be purchased separately. Some opt to purchase it while other people tend to do without it. The causes are easy and that is that most cases of broken windowpanes can be dealt with out of a tenants deposit.
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