By Durand. Mobile Home Insurance. Published at Sunday, April 15th, 2018 - 07:58:24 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.
A mobile home insurance policy caters to the specific needs of owners of such. The coverage provided by this policy is similar to that of the regular homeowner's policy. However, it is specifically designed to meet the specific needs of the policy holder. Besides the mobile home, coverage also includes personal property and personal liability. Unless specifically excluded in the policy, your policy will cover your home and adjacent structures from all forms of loss. Coverage includes, without limitation, loss or damage by fire, windstorm damage, damage from falling objects, lightning, explosion, and more. Generally the policy will not cover a mobile home while it is in transit.
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 can most simply be defined as protection for the structure and contents of any manufactured housing, singlewide, or doublewide. Consumers without mobile insurance will often discover that their belongings can be very expensive to replace and repairs to a home can be very costly or impossible. Any natural disasters or tragedies that happen are often likely to render manufactured housing completely destroyed, so it is imperative that residents purchase mobile insurance. An important component of a mobile insurance policy is depreciation coverage that will provide funds to repair or replace a completely damaged structure. Due to the fact that most mobile homes lose value, a mobile home insurance program is necessary to ensure that a consumer will be able to find a suitable replacement for older manufactured housing.
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