Wait! Before actually buying a home insurance there are a few things you must know about home insurance.
1. Introduction to Home Insurance
Home insurance, a policy introduced to protect the home structures and other personal belongings from disasters for instance, earthquakes, fire set ups, floods. And such other tragedies. Moreover home insurance also covers personal valuables from theft or robberies.
2. Purpose of Home Insurance
Some people might think that they do not require insurance as they live in the areas which are quite safe from floods or earthquakes but what if, your huge investment in home purchase and décor collapse due to some unpleasant event like a short circuit in electrical wiring or a robbery. The purpose of home insurance is to compensate any kind of damage to your property.
3. Additional Benefits or Policies
Some Insurance companies cover home appliance and electronics through other home insurance policies but not considered as total insurance. Furthermore, the damage caused by some terrorist act can also be covered through optional insurance covers. Whatever a person wants to get insured relies on his/her consent.
4. Exclusions in Home Insurance
The damage done due to the deliberate destruction of the property is not covered under home insurance. Insurance can’t be fulfilled In addition to that if the property is being used for any purpose as compare to residency.
5. Calculation of Sum Insured
The standard procedure of calculation the total insured for home is the consideration of reconstruction value that is the worth of the product of constructed area with the construction cost/sq ft. It includes the cost of base not the buying value of land. For other durables the sum is based on the market value of the products after depreciation.
6. Assessment of Claim
A surveyor appointed by the company is assessing the extent of damage caused to home or property and the compensation will depend on surveyor’s report. Remember a few insurance companies might contribute a very little proportion to the architect’s fee on hiring one for reconstruction.
7. Things to Consider Before Buying a Policy
You must take a few things into your consideration before buying insurance policy as you might not be aware of few of those tricky exclusions. For instance, frame less doors, appliances 8 years older cannot be insured. You should also take into account whether your insurance cover include things like laptops, digital cameras and jewelry. Some companies also exclude modular kitchens from their insurance cover.
The policy statement provides details of the clauses and policies may vary in different companies.
Just as you care about our health or your vehicles by getting them insured, you must also pay attention to the most valuable asset you own and that is your home. Building other assets over and again is easy but you get only rare chances to build your home and when you own one you must get it insured. However do not take a hasty decision in buying insurance policy as you should check out the scheme manual yourself instead of relying on agents.