A property insurance premium is a fee charged by a landlord for insuring against any damage to a property that is caused by a tenant or guest.
It is typically paid on the first month of a tenant’s tenancy and can also be paid on subsequent months of tenancy.
It can be set by the landlord or a third party.
In India, the insurance company, Apurva Insurance, charges the premium based on the amount of damage to the premises.
There are three types of insurance: a) commercial insurance, b) home insurance and c) statutory insurance.
Commercial insurance is for the insured to pay the premium for property damage incurred by a guest.
Home insurance is paid for a property when the owner of the property has moved out.
Statutory insurance covers a property if the owner has moved or sold the property.
The total premium is the sum of the insurance premiums paid for property and the property insurance premiums covered by the insurer.
In a residential complex, a landlord would cover his/her own residential insurance premiums.
He would also cover the commercial insurance premiums of other tenants and guests.
However, if the property is a hotel, it would cover only the residential insurance of the hotel owner.
A hotel owner can set the residential and commercial insurance prices, but the guest will have to pay both.
For example, if a guest is renting a room at a hotel in a hotel complex, the hotel can set its own residential and rental insurance premiums, but it cannot set commercial insurance for the hotel guest.
A guest can also get the residential or commercial insurance rates and then ask the hotel to pay for it.
If the guest is a guest, the landlord can also charge the hotel for its residential insurance and then pay for the commercial premiums of the guest.
A guest is usually the tenant and the landlord is usually his/ her agent.
The landlord can ask the agent to pay his/ the tenant’s residential insurance.
If both the agents are the same, the agent can’t charge the tenant.
The property insurance is usually charged on the day of the lease, and if the tenant moves out, the property insurer will take over the property to cover the rental of the new tenant.
If a tenant moves to another building, the tenant will be charged for the property at the new building, unless the landlord decides otherwise.
The property insurance covers only the landlord’s residential and non-residential insurance, and the non-residential and nonresidential will not cover the guest’s residential or non-retail insurance.
A tenant can be the owner or a tenant can have the tenant as a tenant.
A tenant can’t own a residential property, but a landlord can.
A landlord can charge a tenant residential and other insurance, if they are the landlord.
A property insurance policy is a written contract that is signed between a landlord and the tenant that specifies the property’s insurance coverage.
A property is typically insured against damage for a period of two years from the date the property was first sold.
The policy covers the entire property, including the entire land and the surrounding areas.
The policy also contains a statement of liability.
This means the property owner can sue the tenant for damages to the property if they decide to take legal action against the landlord for not keeping the property in good repair.
The clause “If the tenant does not repair the property within the period stated in the policy and there are no defects in the property, we will replace the property with a replacement or refund the cost of the replacement or the cost to repair the defect.” means the tenant can sue for damage to their property for a maximum of two times the value of the original loss.
The insurance will cover the entire loss, not just any damage, such as theft or vandalism.
A policy is usually issued by the tenant when the property first comes into their possession.
A written agreement between the landlord and tenant is not necessary.
In most cases, a policy is for a term of two to three years.
However in cases of emergency, a longer policy can be issued, and a landlord may be required to make periodic payments to the insurance provider.
A short-term policy can only cover the property for 12 months.
The longer the term of a policy, the more coverage the landlord will have.
In cases where a tenant rents out a property, the policy can cover the rent for the period up to the rent.
If no rent is paid in a certain period, the premium will be reduced to zero.
In the event of a breach of the tenancy agreement, the insurer will compensate the tenant or the landlord as per the law.
In cases of eviction, the court will decide whether the tenant has to pay rent for a specified period.
If not, the lease can be terminated without any legal consequences.