Home insurance in Canada is usually not a legal requirement by law, however, because the purchase of a house is typically accompanied by a loan from a bank, the bank typically requires some form of home insurance as part of the process. Most home insurance policies are similar in that they cover the structure of the home against damage done to it from a fire or a theft. The home owner may also add additional coverage that is specifically directed towards his needs. Some home insurance policies also include insurance on the contents of the home.
There are a number of different policies available that include different components of home insurance in Canada. The policyholder is responsible for determining what is covered and what is not covered by his insurance policy. Home insurance in Canada can provide financial protection in the event that the house is destroyed by fire or water. In the case of death, wrongful death and dismemberment, the policy will pay the cost of the funeral and other related living expenses of the decedent.
Two of the more common types of home insurance coverage in Canada are liability and property damage. Liability protects the policyholder’s living expenses in the event that his or her property is damaged or stolen while the insured is in Canada. Property damage protection will pay to repair or replace personal property of the policyholder that becomes damaged or stolen while the insured is in Canada. Both of these types of coverage are very similar in that they do not allow the policyholder to be held personally liable for damages to others’ property or for the costs associated with replacing these items.
A separate peril policy will usually provide coverage for disasters that are beyond the control of individuals. Examples of such events include fire, floods, lightning, wind and earthquake. Liability insurance will also generally provide coverage for other perils that are beyond the control of the policyholder and that cause personal injury or damage to other people or their property. Examples of these perils include reckless driving, vehicle accidents and acts of nature like snow and ice.
Some provinces will cover all of the homeowner’s belongings when he or she becomes disabled due to an illness or other cause. The provincial government will decide which items are covered and how much each item is covered. Some items will only be covered to a certain extent. For example, a provincial government may only insure the cost of replacing items that are lost or stolen. Items that are damaged or stolen will be replaced with cash equivalent to the price that the item would sell for if it were new.
Other types of policies will cover only a portion of the policyholder’s losses or will have a cap on the total amount of coverage. Typically, these type of policies will have deductibles and will require the policyholder to pay the difference out-of-pocket. This may not apply to all homeowners in Canada because not everyone will choose to purchase this type of coverage. Another disadvantage to this type of policy is that in the event of a claim, the insurance company will only pay the deductible.
Home insurance in Canada can also be purchased through an insurance company that specializes in insuring residential properties. These companies can provide detailed information on what coverage is provided under each policy. It is important to note that these companies do not generally provide actual Canadian soil or building insurance. However, many of these companies do offer similar services including flood insurance and earthquake insurance coverage.
As you can see, there are many ways to get home insurance in Canada for your personal belongings. However, there are also many limitations to these policies. Before purchasing a policy it is important to consult a representative from the insurance company. They will be able to provide the most current information and details. As a result, you will know exactly what you are getting.