Apartment Building Insurance Seattle

Apartment Building Insurance Seattle – Call the Property Insurance Experts

Apartment Building Insurance Seattle

Attention property owners and landlords: If you are looking for better options on Apartment Building Insurance in Seattle or the nearby areas then don’t hesitate to call Duncan and Associates Insurance Brokers at 800-228-8291 (please note that this particular program is not the same as Renters Insurance. We do however provide Renters Insurance. Give us a call for quotes.)

We offer tailored advice to help property managers and property owners choose the best commercial options for Apartment Building Insurance in Seattle and the surrounding areas.

We insure apartment buildings including student housing, assisted living properties, low income housing, condo associations and much more.

If you find our website after hours you also have the option of submitting your information online when you click one of the following links:

Apartment Building Insurance Seattle – How Well Do You Understand Your Coverage?

As we will see in a moment, it is important to have a solid understanding of your insurance coverage. Having this knowledge can save you significant money in the long run by helping you to avoid costly claims events that you otherwise might have been liable to pay for.

Let’s return to our coverage scenario to help us understand this concept:

Coverage Scenario Continued:

In a previous post we met Stevie Skeever, the owner of a pair of apartment complexes.

Stevie filed a claim with his insurance company for the damage caused by a tenant’s severe smoking habit to one of his apartment units.

By Stevie’s estimate, $10,000 is on the line.

A short time later Stevie receives word from his insurance company. They inform him that the damage will not in fact be covered because it is excluded by Stevie’s basic policy.

How can this be? Stevie is certain that his basic policy names smoke as a covered peril.

Let’s take a look at his policy to see if we can understand the insurance company’s findings.

A cursory look at the perils named by a typical basic policy does seem to suggest that smoke damage would be covered:

The insurance company will cover direct physical loss to property caused by:

  1. Fire
  2. Wind
  3. Hail
  4. Lightning
  5. Explosion
  6. Riot or Civil Commotion
  7. Aircraft (That damage your property)
  8. Vehicles (That damage your property)
  9. Smoke
  10. Vandalism or Malicious Mischief.

But there are stipulations below some of the named perils, such as this one pertaining to smoke:

  1. Smoke

Smoke causing sudden and accidental loss or damage. This peril does not apply to loss caused by smoke from fireplaces or from agricultural smudging or industrial operations.

As you can see, Stevie’s policy specifies that the damage must have been caused suddenly to be eligible for coverage. Stevie knew the tenant smoked indoors and did so for almost a year, so this would not qualify as sudden.

The Basic Landlord Insurance policy is indeed very limited. In our next post we will discuss that limitation in more detail as Stevie once again faces a large claim during the winter months. 

Don’t miss this issue if you are a landlord!

Apartment Building Insurance Seattle – Have Questions? We Have Answers.

Insurance can be complicated. That’s why the agents of Duncan and Associates Insurance Brokers are always happy to help you with tricky policy questions such as the one we discussed.

Call us Monday through Friday 8:30 AM – 5 PM at 800-228-8291 or click one of the links below to submit your information to us online: