HO6 Insurance Policy Perils
Condo insurance is very similar to home insurance, but there are a few areas where HO6 insurance deviates in coverage. The most notable differences are how the Dwelling coverage and Other Structures coverage are calculated. In both scenarios, the amount of insurance needed is much less for condo policies
The HO6 and Other Structures Coverage
The amount of other structures covered in HO6 insurance is calculated similarly to Dwelling coverage. The main difference is that the condo owner will not usually have other structures that need coverage. Does this make sense?
When we really start to think about it, it makes quite a bit of sense. Is the condo owner responsible for fixing the community mailbox if it breaks? Is he responsible for fixing the pool if it clogs? Is he responsible for fixing the roof of the clubhouse or even the roof of the building he shares with 4 other owners? The answer to all of these questions is no, the condo owners associations are responsible for taking care of all of these situations. Due to the fact that most condo owners have no outbuildings which they own outright, they typically have no other structures coverage.
The HO6 Insurance Policy is the Only Policy Available for Condo and Townhome Owners
The one insurance limitation to condo and townhome owners is that they have only one insurance option; the ho6 insurance policy. Homeowners get to pick between varying degrees of coverage and many different types of insurance policies; the HO1, HO2, HO3, HO5, and so on. Unfortunately, condo owners don’t have the luxury that homeowners have. If a condo owner doesn’t like the coverage the HO6 offers, he has very few other options. Despite this limitation, the HO6 is an excellent insurance policy and is typically sufficient coverage for most condo owner’s needs.
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