Loss assessment is a type of insurance coverage that protects condo owners in the event of damages to common areas of the property. The homeowner association (HOA) may pass on part of the bill to unit owners. If you have loss assessment coverage, it can help defray that cost.
What is insurance loss assessment?
Loss assessment coverage is an optional endorsement that you can add onto your homeowners insurance or condo insurance policy. It helps protect you if you live in a shared community, like a condo or homeowners association (HOA), where you’re responsible for a portion of damage or loss in a common area.
How does loss assessment work?
Loss assessment coverage is a policy that works in addition to the HOA policy. It provides protection to condo owners when the building or common areas have been involved in a claim. It covers the remaining out-of-pocket expenses — due to qualifying perils — that weren’t covered under the condo’s HOA policy.
What is meant by loss assessment?
Loss Assessment — a property owner’s share of a loss to property owned in common by all members of a property owners association.
What is the limit of liability for other structures?
In standard policies, other structures on your property are typically covered up to 10% of your dwelling limit. For example, if your dwelling coverage is $250,000, your other structures limit would be $25,000.
How much dwelling coverage should you have?
Most homeowners insurance policies have a minimum of $100,000 in liability coverage. But you should buy at least $300,000—and $500,000 if you can. Liability is the greatest buy in the insurance world, so purchase as much as you can afford.