Insurance for Apartment Building Owners

Apartment Building coverage ensures property owners are protected from the wide variety of risks associated with owning a tenant building.

This type of coverage is designed to limit exposure to property damage, loss of income, stolen contents and other losses. Property is susceptible to environmental risks, such as earthquakes and floods, as well as tenant claims. Apartment Building coverage helps avoid any loss of income due to events which will likely be out of your client's control. 

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What Risks Do Apartment Building Owners Face?

  • Property Damage from fire, storms, and other catastrophies
  • Lawsuits for injuries to tenants, and employees
  • Loss of rental income due to tenant displacement or un-rentable space
  • Theft and vandalism
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What types of coverage should apartment owners have?

There are four types of coverage owners of apartment buildings should consider carrying:

1) General Liability: As a property owner, landlords are responsible for maintaining the structural integrity of sidewalks, common areas, pool, workout rooms, parking lots and more. If someone gets hurt on the property, they could hold the apartment complex liable. A General Liability policy will help protect the property owner in the event of lawsuits by covering legal fees.

2) Commercial Property: This protects the structure itself against damages, including structures on the property itself such as sheds, pool buildings, clubhouse, pools, etc. It even includes protection for business personal property stored on the premises that are used in maintenance, like pool and lawn equipment. 

3) Business Income: This can be an important coverage for apartment owners in the event they must force tenants to vacate an apartment property for any length of time due to damage that resulted from a covered peril. For instance, if a major leak or flooding were to occur - they may have to temporarily displace tenants, resulting in a significant loss of income. Business income coverage can provide landlords reimbursement for the interruption in business operations.

4) Umbrella: Umbrella coverage can cover your client in the event a loss or claim is too big and exhausts the limits of their current policy. This can keep your client from catastrophic loss.