for your California co-op or condo
If you have purchased a condo or co-op, the bank will require
insurance to protect its investment in your home. You may, however,
need more insurance to cover your personal items, liability or fees that
may be charged to you regarding shared areas of the building like
You will need two separate policies to protect your
- Your own homeowners insurance policy.
This provides coverage for your personal possessions, structural
improvements to your apartment and additional living expenses if
you are the victim of fire, theft or other disaster listed in
your policy. You also get liability protection.
- A "master policy" provided by the condo/co-op board.
This covers the common areas you share with others in your
building like the roof, basement, elevator, boiler and walkways
for both liability and physical damage.
adequately insure your unit, it is important to know what structural
parts of your home are covered by the condo/co-op association and
what are not. You can do this by reading your association’s bylaws
and/or proprietary lease. If you have questions, talk to your condo
association, family attorney, or your friendly customer service
agent here at All Access Insurance Services, LLC.
Sometimes the association is responsible for insuring the
individual condo or co-op units, as they were originally built,
including standard fixtures. The individual owner, in this case, is
only responsible for alterations to the original structure of the
apartment, like remodeling the kitchen or bathtub. Sometimes this
includes not only improvements you make, but those made by previous
In other situations, the condo/co-op association is responsible
only for insuring the bare walls, floor and ceiling. The owner must
insure kitchen cabinets, built-in appliances, plumbing, wiring,
bathroom fixtures etc.
Also ask us about the following additional coverage’s:
- Unit assessment.
This reimburses you for your share of an assessment charged to
all unit owners as a result of a covered loss. For instance, if
there is a fire in the lobby, all the unit owners are charged
the cost of repairing the loss.
- Water back-up.
This insures your property for damage by the back-up of sewers
or drains. Water back-up may not always be included in a policy.
- Umbrella liability.
This is an inexpensive way to get more liability protection and
broader coverage than is included in a standard condo/co-op
- Flood or earthquake.
If you live in an area prone to these disasters, you will need
to purchase separate flood and earthquake policies. Flood
insurance is available through FEMA's National Flood Insurance
Program. Both flood and earthquake insurance can be purchased
through All Access Insurance Services, LLC.
- Floater or endorsement.
If you own expensive jewelry, furs or collectibles, you might
consider getting additional coverage since there is generally a
$1,000 to $2,000 limit for theft of jewelry on a standard
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