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Thousands of users visit our site each week, looking for the best property insurance rates on the market. Just like we've helped them find cheap coverage, we can help you too. Here are a few sample rates Canadian condo owners received in May 2023, using our free quote comparison tool – it takes less than five minutes to save big, so be sure to try it out yourself.
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Generally speaking, a condo unit is owned by a single person or a family, whereas the building and its amenities are shared amongst all the residents.
In insurance-speak, you’re responsible for covering your own condo unit, your own contents, and your personal liability. For example, if someone slips and injures themselves in your unit, the financial responsibility is on you. And if a thief breaks in and steals your expensive jewellery, you’ll need to replace all the valuables on your own.
While your condo corporation insurance provides some form of coverage for the building, as well as the construction of your unit, there are still many risks you aren't protected against. That's where your personal condo insurance policy comes in.
Included condo homeowners insurance coverages
Unit improvements and betterments
Unit additional protection (contigency coverage)
Loss of unit
Additional living expenses
Optional condo homeowners insurance coverages
Directors and officers liability
Your condo corporation’s insurance is paid collectively by the unit owners’ maintenance fees – it typically provides coverage for incidents of liability and damage within common areas, such as the elevators and the gym. The corporation’s insurance will likely also cover certain parts of your unit that are core to the building, such as its windows and light fixtures.
So while your maintenance fees do pay for condo corporation insurance, there are still many gaps you won’t be protected against – this is where your personal condo insurance policy comes in.
Here's a table outlining some of the core differences (keep in mind, however, that every insurance policy is different, so be sure to double-check your specific case).
What is the average condo insurance cost?
On average, expect to pay $30 to $50 per month – or $400 to $600 per year – for a condo insurance policy. To find your best rate, be sure to compare condo insurance quotes with us today.compare quotes
Insurance providers factor in your unit’s unique details to calculate the cost of your condo coverage. The more details provided, the more accurate condo insurance companies can be in assessing risk, probabilities and cost. Generally speaking, the more risk your property brings – or the more expensive repairs and replacements may cost – the more expensive your condo insurance premium will be.
When determining your premium, condo insurance providers look at the following factors:
Renovations & betterments
Past claims history
There are many steps you can take to ensure you're getting the cheapest condo insurance rate possible. Here, we outline the various ways Ratehub.ca users are saving on their policy – all numbers were last updated as of May 2023.
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