By Durand. Mobile Home Insurance. Published at Thursday, April 19th, 2018 - 09:31:52 AM.
Whether you have owned a mobile home insurance policy before, currently, or are thinking about purchasing one, there are a few things to keep in mind. Some people think that because a mobile home is cheaper to buy, they do not need to spend the money on an insurance policy to protect their interest. This could not be further from the truth. The common misconception is that most insurance companies do not cover mobile homes. There are a few that do not, but most offer policies or refer you to a company that can issue a policy. The big nationwide insurance companies do offer policies to mobile home owners. Some smaller local insurance companies may have difficulty in such a small market.
Mobile home insurance protects your mobile home and other structures you own that are not attached to it. It pays to replace or repair your mobile home after it's been damaged by fire, storms, vandalism, lightning, explosions, plumbing leaks, or other incidents named in your policy. There are two types of coverage - replacement cost coverage and actual cash value coverage. Replacement cost coverage pays to replace your mobile home after it's destroyed. Actual cash value coverage also pays to replace your home after it's destroyed, but only for it's depreciated value. Standard policies do not cover your mobile home while it's being transported, but you can purchase trip collision coverage if you expect to move it.
When confronted with the choice, choose a Replacement Policy. Though this type of policy is significantly more expensive, you will not receive less than what it will cost to repair damage in the event of a claim, only less your deductible. Consider it a forced savings account. This policy is more common with site-built homes or mobile homes that are on property that you may own instead of rent/lease. What does a mobile home insurance claim cover? A typical insurance claim that was caused by a broken water pipe would cover the damage to the home and your property as a result from water damage. The repair to the pipe would not be covered because it is considered home maintenance. This repair would be paid for by the home owner. Another example of what a claim may or may not cover is a leaky pipe. Any damage that would result from the leaking pipe would NOT be covered. Insurance companies only cover sudden and accidental occurrences. Items that are "leaking" are considered lack of maintenance and fall under the home owner's responsibility.
Mobile Home Insurance Coverage. Mobile home insurance covers more than just your mobile home. It also covers your personal property and protects you from liability lawsuits. Here's what Texas mobile home insurance covers: Your mobile home - Mobile home insurance reimburses you for any damage done to your mobile home caused by fire, smoke, water leaks, explosions, vandalism, or natural disasters. It will also replace your mobile home if it's been destroyed. Basic mobile home policies do not cover damage caused by floods, so if you live in a flood-prone area you will need to purchase flood insurance.
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