Most homeowners recognize the importance having snug, dry home. Now there’s a reason to put more emphasis on keeping it dry….toxic mold. A certain form of mold, called Stachybotrys (pronounced stakki-botris), is appearing in more headlines. Unfortunately, the mold, which is capable of causing illness in humans, is also becoming a familiar topic in courtrooms.
Renters Insurance Needs
Most companies protect renters by using a Homeowner Policy that is designed especially for tenants. Typical policies cover your possessions for common causes of loss, additional living expenses related to making other living arrangements, medical expenses for treating people injured on your premises and, of course, lawsuits.
Is Your Home Winter Ready
If you live in a climate that includes a cold winter season, you probably know that winter creates special challenges for homeowners. Regardless of the amount and types of insurance you carry, it makes more sense to avoid a loss rather than to have to replace or repair your property.
Insuring a Condo or Co-op?
Making sure that your condo or co-op is properly covered begins with a thorough reading of your condo or co-op documents (i.e., by-laws, provisions, regulations, etc.) It may help to have your agent review the papers, paying close attention to items such as: