Category: Loss Prevention

Help Clients to Avoid Post-Storm Scams

Our thoughts are with all of those who were affected by Hurricane Ian.
Unfortunately, some unethical individuals wish to take advantage of those who have just suffered a loss. Service providers may attempt to exploit your clients’ difficult situation by pressuring them into signing an unread contract and inflating repair costs.

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Is it Covered? Dog & Animal Limitations

While your investor client’s Property Coverage protects damage that happens to their investment property, (i.e. the physical building), your client’s Liability Coverage protects their financial well-being associated with that property (i.e. if their negligence at that property were to harm someone else). Property policies intended for investment properties usually exclude Wear-and-Tear due to animal nesting or infestation, while General Liability policies for their property will often have limitations on the coverage offered for dogs and other animals, such as injuries due to dog bites.

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Is It Covered? Mold, Mildew, & Fungus

Coverage for mold, mildew, and fungus is usually either completely excluded or may be very limited depending upon the policy. Although many people assume that they will have at least some coverage for mold, it is most often the case that mold, mildew, fungus, and their bi-products are excluded.

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Three Types of Coverage Triggered by Windstorms

The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season (officially beginning June 1), is predicted to be another active one calling for 19 named storms. This increase continues the trends from 2020 and 2021 of above average activity. If your investor clients own Atlantic coastal properties, now is the critical time to be sure they have the appropriate coverage they need should one or more of these forecasted storms strike.

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Top Property Maintenance Tips for Every Season

The New Year is all about self-improvement. And though some people dread New Year’s resolutions, real estate investors salivate at the sound of “new”. After all, real estate investors improve things for a living. Now, improvement is wonderful, but all this betterment does take planning.

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Shield Investment Properties from Winter Risk, Pt 2

Winter has made its presence known, but your investor clients can still fortify their “castles” against the cold. The saying “better late than never” holds true here. In this two-part article series, we are looking at four winter perils from which your clients need to shield their properties. In Part 1, we addressed ways to protect occupied properties and this time, we’ll cover vacant properties and renovation projects.

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2021 Loss Events in Review

The year 2021 continued to be an interesting year in the insurance market, with extreme and unique weather events and ongoing uncertainty around COVID. The industry as a whole continues to experience a rapidly hardening property market, a trend that accelerated in 2020, but had been snowballing the previous five or six years. It is common for the market to cycle from hard to soft every five to ten years, so it is increasingly important for investors to ensure that their insurance agent is advising them on ways to “ride out the storm” while still maintaining adequate coverage.

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Shield Investment Properties From Winter Risks, Pt 1

Many regions of the U.S. have already received their first snows and freezes, but your investor clients can still fortify their “castles” against the coming cold. In this two-part article series, we’ll look at four winter perils from which your client’s need to shield their properties. In Part 1, we address ways to protect occupied properties and next month, we will address vacant properties and renovation projects. Let’s get started.

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Protect Vacant Properties From Water Damage This Winter

Of the three leading causes of property damage—fire, theft/vandalism, and water damage—the last one is usually the easiest to prevent. Your investor clients can avoid frozen pipes and water damage at their vacant property by taking some simple steps to winterize it properly.

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