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Asset Protection & Insurance: Is Your Celina Rental Covered?

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It is common knowledge that Celina landlords require high-quality insurance to shield their real estate investments. However, there are lots of types of insurance, and each has different coverages and limits. Consequently, it can be difficult to determine which insurance you need. There are many options available, including landlord or investor insurance, landlord liability, umbrella, and flood insurance, to name a few. Knowing what each type of insurance protects against can help you decide on the best type and amount of coverage to use to safeguard your rental property assets because multiple kinds of insurance are made to protect various things. 

Landlord Insurance 

Landlord insurance is one of the most essential types of insurance for owners of rental properties. Investment property is protected by landlord or investment property insurance, as opposed to homeowner’s insurance. The rental home is covered by this insurance, as well as any exterior fixtures like fences or sheds. Because landlord insurance does not support your tenant or your tenant’s personal property, most Celina property managers require tenants to purchase their own renter’s insurance policy and sometimes tenant liability insurance. 

Landlord Liability Insurance 

Landlord liability insurance is another major type of insurance you should understand. Even though it is not the same as investment property insurance, landlord liability insurance is usually covered by the policy. This is a result of the fact that this form of insurance covers losses linked to damage, theft, or vandalism induced by tenants or their guests, as well as liability in the event of 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 it implies: broad protection for a rental property that offers an extra layer of safety for those who own real estate or work in a field that is subject to lawsuits. 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 keep in mind that most of the time, not even an umbrella policy, will protect you from flood-related losses to your rental property. For numerous reasons, flood insurance is typically sold as a separate policy through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Typically, this type of insurance covers the actual cash value (not the replacement cost) of the home’s physical structure and, if applicable, a detached garage. Although many Celina 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. Whether caused by a burst pipe or an abnormal amount of rainfall, flooding regularly damages and destroys homes. 

Given the numerous different types of insurance, it’s critical to check your coverage amounts meticulously to make sure you’re not paying for insurance you don’t need and that you have the right amount of coverage. Nonetheless, it can be challenging to see if you have the proper insurance coverage if your team lacks dependable industry experts. Real Property Management Focus can advise you on how to maintain your significant properties and financial well-being with the most appropriate insurance coverage. To learn more, contact us online or call us at 469-820-0088.     

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