While Florida state law does not require that you carry homeowner’s insurance, you will likely be required to if you still have a mortgage. Further, if you live in a condo or within the boundaries of an HOA, they might also require you to pick up homeowners insurance. Even if none of those reasons apply to you, it’s still a wise investment to make to protect your home in Brandon, FL.
Despite being named the Sunshine State, Florida gets more than its fair share of rainy days. In fact, in US history, six of the ten most expensive storms have occurred right here in Florida. It’s a good idea to review your policy to ensure you are covered for weather-related damages and know what exclusions apply. Flooding, for example, is a separate policy.
Dislocation Living Expenses
Storms being a fact of life for Floridians means that sooner or later, you may be out of your home while it is undergoing necessary and claimable repairs. Additional Living Expenses coverage kicks in to help you ride out the extra expense of living away from home, allotting you cash up to your limit for lodging, food, and incidentals like laundry facilities.
Protection Against Lawsuit
Accidents happen to the best of us. If an injury occurs on your property, your or a family member damage another’s property, or your household pets cause injury or damage, you risk expensive lawsuits without adequate liability coverage. There is no deductible to utilize this portion of your policy, and it can provide you payment to cover your defense and pay damages owed up to your policy limits.
If you are ready to review your homeowner’s insurance, reach out to Runnels Insurance today. We can go over your needs and help you find the best policy for your needs.