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Condo Insurance for Alberta & Ontario

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  • Protect Your Condo with Unit Improvement Coverage
  • Secure All of Your Prized Possessions with Replacement Cost Coverage

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Condo Insurance

Condo insurance in Ontario and Alberta continues to become even more popular as people educate themselves about the need for protecting their newly purchased homes. There are several things to consider when purchasing an individual condo policy.

The demand for housing and particular condos is increasing steadily as even more people relocate to cities. Condo buildings benefit from housing hundreds of people in well-planned units, while minimizing space in crowded metros such as Toronto.

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How Insurance for Condos Work

While each Condominium structure is different, Condo Unit insurance coverage covers the unit along with your personal liability. On the other hand, coverage for common areas such as lobby, elevators, and the building itself is through the main condo corporation’s insurance.

Generally speaking, a standard comprehensive condo policy has the following covered:

Content Coverage: This extends to your personal property within the confines of your unit or a dedicated onsite storage unit. In such cases, content insurance protects things such as your furniture, flooring, clothing, among other items, up to a particular amount.

Liability: Personal coverage covers your liability. For example, if someone injuries themselves in your unit or you damage someone else’s property. This coverage will protect you against such loss up to a specified amount that is mentioned in your policy.

Additional Living Expenses: This coverage also pays for relocation after an insured loss, temporarily. For example, damage to one’s unit or surrounding units making it unsafe to be in the condo building.

Having purchased a condo with a corporation, your primary policy will be through the condo board or the condo association. The primary policy will insure the building to its original construction. Condo owners are jointly responsible for their insurance through the condo corporation. For example, when a visitor to your building injures themselves in a common or shared area such as a parking lot, the main condo corporation insurance would be used and not your own insurance.

Here are some things to consider when dealing with coverages:

Unit Upgrades: Does your condo have upgraded cabinets or flooring? These are the responsibility of the unit owners to insure.

General or Special Assessment Coverage: Does your condo feature more common areas? As a condo owner, you need to make sure you have condominium insurance coverage if the condo board assesses you for a portion of a loss to a common area.

Deductible coverage:  When a condo has a primary policy for the building, you can purchase coverage for the condo boards’ deductible as a unit owner. If you are deemed negligent in a loss, this deductible may be your responsibility, and typically these deductibles can run upwards of $25,000 or more.

Discounts Available for Condominium Coverage

Here are some different ways you can save on your condo coverage premiums:

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Loyalty Discounts

Offered to policyholders who have been with the insurance company for a certain amount of time without any claims.

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Alarm System Discounts

Available for condos equipped with security systems such as burglar alarms, fire alarms, or smoke detectors. Save money on insurance while also protecting your condo.

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Mature Member Discounts

Discounts offered to elderly policyholders, typically aged 55 and above, as they may be perceived as lower risk and least likely to make a claim.

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Bundle Insurance Discounts

Discounts for bundling Condo Insurance with other insurance policies like auto insurance with the same provider. Learn more here.

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Association Membership Discounts

Available to policyholders who are members of certain associations or organizations affiliated with the insurance company. Leibel Insurance works with various membership organizations include: AHS, AUPE, CUPE Ontario, and CUPE Alberta.

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New Construction Discounts

Discounts for newly constructed condos, as they may have modern safety features and lower risk of maintenance issues.

Condo Insurance FAQs

What is a bare land condo and its effect on Condo Insurance?

A bare land condo, also known as a vacant land condominium, is a unique type of condominium ownership that is growing in popularity in Alberta. This is where individual owners own the land upon which their unit is built, as well as a share of common areas such as roads, sidewalks, and green spaces. In contrast to traditional condominiums where owners typically own only the interior of their unit, bare land condo owners have ownership over the land surrounding their unit as well.

When it comes to Condo Insurance, the distinction between a bare land condo and a traditional condo is significant. In a bare land condo, owners are responsible for insuring not only the interior of their unit but also the exterior and any additional structures on their property. This includes structures such as garages, sheds, fences, and landscaping features like trees and gardens.

Why do I need insurance if my condo corporation has insurance?

While your condo corporation’s insurance covers common areas like elevators, hallways, and amenities, it doesn’t extend to your personal belongings or the interior of your unit. Condo Insurance provides coverage for your belongings, interior fixtures, and liability protection, ensuring you’re protected against losses or damages within your unit that aren’t covered by the condo corporation’s policy.

How do I know what my Condo Corporation is responsible for and I am responsible for in terms of my condo?

To determine what your Condo Corporation is responsible for versus your own responsibilities, reach out to your condo administration for clarification. They can provide detailed information about maintenance responsibilities, common area coverage, and what falls under your unit’s jurisdiction. It’s crucial to gain a full understanding to ensure you’re adequately informed about your obligations as a condo owner.

Is Condo Insurance Mandatory?

Condo Insurance is typically not mandatory by law, but it’s highly advised to get it, especially if you hold a mortgage. It protects your belongings and provides liability coverage, making it easier to recover if your unit is damaged or if you’re held responsible for damages or injuries within your condo.

Simplifying The Complexities Of Condo Insurance

Without the guidance of an experienced insurance broker, the various criteria and requirements for your condo policy can be challenging to understand. We at Leibel Insurance Group make it our commitment to helping you understand the special and unique coverage you may require as a new condo owner.

Similarly, there are other types of condos that you may have purchased called ‘Bareland.’ For more information about this, please see our Homeowners insurance page. You will require a “hybrid” policy, a mix of Home Insurance and the earlier stated condo policy. Contact us today for more information on

Alberta and Ontario condominium insurance is affordable and customizable to meet your needs! Contact Leibel Insurance Group today to get a no-risk quote and use our expertise to your advantage to ensure your condo is properly insured

If you are currently renting a condo unit, please consider getting a renter’s or tenant’s insurance quote with Leibel Insurance Group!

Contact Leibel Insurance Group today to get a no-risk quote and use our expertise to your benefit.

 

Get a Condo Insurance Quote Today

Condo Insurance

Condo insurance in Ontario and Alberta continues to become even more popular as people educate themselves about the need for protecting their newly purchased homes. There are several things to consider when purchasing an individual condo policy.

The demand for housing and particular condos is increasing steadily as even more people relocate to cities. Condo buildings benefit from housing hundreds of people in well-planned units, while minimizing space in crowded metros such as Toronto.

How Condo Insurance Coverage Works

While each Condominium structure is different, the insurance covers the unit along with your personal liability. On the other hand, coverage for common areas such as lobby, elevators, and the building itself is through the main condo corporation’s insurance.

Generally speaking, a standard comprehensive condo c policy has the following covered:

Content Coverage: This extends to your personal property within the confines of your unit or a dedicated onsite storage unit. In such cases, content insurance protects things such as your furniture, flooring, clothing, among other items, up to a particular amount.

Liability: Personal coverage covers your liability. For example, if someone injuries themselves in your unit or you damage someone else’s property. This coverage will protect you against such loss up to a specified amount that is mentioned in your policy.

Additional Living Expenses: This coverage also pays for relocation after an insured loss, temporarily. For example, damage to one’s unit or surrounding units making it unsafe to be in the condo building.

Having purchased a condo with a corporation, your primary policy will be through the condo board or the condo association. The primary policy will insure the building to its original construction. Condo owners are jointly responsible for their insurance through the condo corporation. For example, when a visitor to your building injures themselves in a common or shared area such as a parking lot, the main condo corporation insurance would be used and not your own insurance.

Here are some things to consider when dealing with coverages:

Unit Upgrades: Does your condo have upgraded cabinets or flooring? These are the responsibility of the unit owners to insure.

General or Special Assessment Coverage: Does your condo feature more common areas? As a condo owner, you need to make sure you have condominium insurance coverage if the condo board assesses you for a portion of a loss to a common area.

Deductible coverage:  When a condo has a primary policy for the building, you can purchase coverage for the condo boards’ deductible as a unit owner. If you are deemed negligent in a loss, this deductible may be your responsibility, and typically these deductibles can run upwards of $25,000 or more.

Discounts Available for Condominium Coverage

Here are some different ways you can save on your condo insurance premiums:

R

Loyalty Discounts

Offered to policyholders who have been with the insurance company for a certain amount of time without any claims.

R

Alarm System Discounts

Available for condos equipped with security systems such as burglar alarms, fire alarms, or smoke detectors. Save money on insurance while also protecting your condo.

R

Mature Member Discounts

Discounts offered to elderly policyholders, typically aged 55 and above, as they may be perceived as lower risk and least likely to make a claim.

R

Bundle Insurance Discounts

Discounts for bundling Condo Insurance with other insurance policies like auto insurance with the same provider. Learn more here.

R

Association Membership Discounts

Available to policyholders who are members of certain associations or organizations affiliated with the insurance company. Leibel Insurance works with various membership organizations include: AHS, AUPE, CUPE Ontario, and CUPE Alberta.

R

New Construction Discounts

Discounts for newly constructed condos, as they may have modern safety features and lower risk of maintenance issues.

Condo Insurance FAQs

What is a bare land condo and its effect on Condo Insurance?

A bare land condo, also known as a vacant land condominium, is a unique type of condominium ownership that is growing in popularity in Alberta. This is where individual owners own the land upon which their unit is built, as well as a share of common areas such as roads, sidewalks, and green spaces. In contrast to traditional condominiums where owners typically own only the interior of their unit, bare land condo owners have ownership over the land surrounding their unit as well.

When it comes to Condo Insurance, the distinction between a bare land condo and a traditional condo is significant. In a bare land condo, owners are responsible for insuring not only the interior of their unit but also the exterior and any additional structures on their property. This includes structures such as garages, sheds, fences, and landscaping features like trees and gardens.

Why do I need insurance if my condo corporation has insurance?

While your condo corporation’s insurance covers common areas like elevators, hallways, and amenities, it doesn’t extend to your personal belongings or the interior of your unit. Condo Insurance provides coverage for your belongings, interior fixtures, and liability protection, ensuring you’re protected against losses or damages within your unit that aren’t covered by the condo corporation’s policy.

How do I know what my Condo Corporation is responsible for and I am responsible for in terms of my condo?

To determine what your Condo Corporation is responsible for versus your own responsibilities, reach out to your condo administration for clarification. They can provide detailed information about maintenance responsibilities, common area coverage, and what falls under your unit’s jurisdiction. It’s crucial to gain a full understanding to ensure you’re adequately informed about your obligations as a condo owner.

Is Condo Insurance Mandatory?

Condo Insurance is typically not mandatory by law, but it’s highly advised to get it, especially if you hold a mortgage. It protects your belongings and provides liability coverage, making it easier to recover if your unit is damaged or if you’re held responsible for damages or injuries within your condo.

Simplifying The Complexities Of Condo Insurance

Without the guidance of an experienced insurance broker, the various criteria and requirements for condo insurance can be challenging to understand. We at Leibel Insurance Group make it our commitment to helping you understand the special and unique coverage you may require as a new condo owner.

Similarly, there are other types of condos that you may have purchased called ‘Bareland.’ For more information about this, please see our Homeowners insurance page. You will require a “hybrid” policy, a mix of Home Insurance and the earlier stated condo policy. Contact us today for more information on

Alberta and Ontario condominium insurance is affordable and customizable to meet your needs! Contact Leibel Insurance Group today to get a no-risk quote and use our expertise to your advantage to ensure your condo is properly insured

If you are currently renting a condo unit, please consider getting a renter’s or tenant’s insurance quote with Leibel Insurance Group!

Contact Leibel Insurance Group today to get a no-risk quote and use our expertise to your benefit.

 

Get a Condo Insurance Quote Today

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