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Asset Protection & Insurance: Is Your Anacortes Rental Property Covered?

Filling Out Insurance Paperwork with a Model House in the ForefrontUnquestionably, Anacortes property owners who rent out their properties need high-quality insurance to safeguard their real estate investments. Meanwhile, there are many different insurance products, each with unique coverages and limits. Consequently, it can be difficult to determine which insurance you need. A few examples include landlord or investor insurance, landlord liability insurance, umbrella insurance, and flood insurance. Knowing what purpose each type of insurance serves can help you determine how to best protect your rental property assets with the appropriate type and amount of coverage because various types of insurance are created to protect numerous things. 

Landlord Insurance 

Landlord insurance is one of the most crucial types of insurance that property owners demand. Landlord or investment property insurance, as opposed to homeowner’s insurance, covers investment property. The rental home is covered by this insurance, as well as any exterior fixtures like fences or sheds. Because landlord insurance does not cover your tenant or your tenant’s personal property, the majority of Anacortes property managers mandate that their tenants buy their own renter’s insurance policy, as well as tenant liability insurance whenever applicable. 

Landlord Liability Insurance 

Landlord liability insurance is additional vital insurance you ought to be aware of. Despite being distinct from insurance for an investment property, landlord liability insurance is frequently covered by policies. This is so that losses from damage, theft, or vandalism committed by tenants or their visitors are covered, as well as liability in the event of an injury. Protecting your rental property and the financial aspects of your investment is the goal of landlord liability insurance. 

Umbrella Insurance 

An umbrella policy is exactly what the name implies: wide coverage for a rental property that supplies an additional layer of protection for people who own property or have a lawsuit-prone occupation. Since being a landlord falls into both of these categories, you should consider purchasing an umbrella policy to protect your assets if you are sued for damages that exceed the limits of your other insurance policies. In most cases, these policies also cover the insured against damage to third parties property, loss of rent, and injuries brought on by third parties, such as tenants. 

Flood Insurance 

It’s important to remember that a flood usually won’t cause losses to your rental property, not even those covered by an umbrella policy. Due to a variety of factors, flood insurance is typically sold separately through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). This kind of insurance typically covers the home’s physical structure as well as any detached garages for their actual cash value (rather than their replacement cost). Although many Anacortes property owners believe they do not require flood insurance because their property is not located in a “high-risk” area, the reality is that floods can and do arise anywhere and usually strike without warning. Regularly, flooding damages and destroys homes, whether caused by a burst pipe or an unusually heavy downpour. 

With multiple sorts of insurance available, it’s vital to carefully consider how much your coverage amounts to so that you ensure you aren’t paying for insurance you don’t need and that the insurance you do have offers the right level of protection. Nonetheless, it can be challenging to see if you have the proper insurance coverage if your team lacks dependable industry experts. Real Property Management Teyata can help you select the best insurance coverage to guard your valuable properties and financial well-being. To learn more, contact us online or call us at 360-856-1010.

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