How would an investor client’s businesses and income be affected if their property sustained damage to the point that it is no longer habitable for tenants? Your investor clients have property insurance that may cover the cost of repairs, but what about the rental income they will lose out on in the process?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With many parts of the country experiencing significant flooding this spring and summer, we wanted to share some tips on how to reduce the risk of mold after a flooding event. If not caught within 24-48 hours, you can have a serious mold problem on your hands. Share these tips with your investors to help keep their property mold-free after a heavy rain event.
As the weather cools down and the winter holidays approach, new risks emerge to your investor clients’ properties. Here are 10 things to discuss with your clients to help them prepare their properties to avoid costly losses.