Homeowners insurance covers a policyholder’s physical residence, as well as its contents against damage or loss from fire, theft, vandalism and/or weather related incidents due to hail and lightning. Liability coverage is also included to take care of the individual’s responsibility for any injuries a person might suffer while on the property covered by the policy.
Condominiums have two different kinds of insurance to protect your property. There is a personal insurance policy that will cover your condo as well as your personal possessions and a “master policy” provided by the condo or co-op board. The master policy is responsible for the common areas that you share with others in the building such as the lobby, hallways and elevator. Your policy will cover you for “bare walls in”, or anything inside of your condo.
Renters can also insure possessions and have protection against liability. Like home owners insurance, it covers possessions in the event of a disaster and provides liability coverage in the event of injury or damage caused to other people.