Florida's unique climate and geographical location make it a paradise for those who love the sun, sand, and sea. However, these same factors can also make understanding insurance coverage a complex task for Florida homeowners.
If your property has been damaged, the insurance company may reimburse you for the cost of repairs or replacement. The replacement cost value usually reimburses the property owner for the price of labor and materials to rebuild their property from scratch.
Water damage to your house or condo can cause damage in many different ways if not quickly addressed. Mold that makes you sick can develop, and appliances, furniture, floors, paint, and ceilings can be ruined.
With the passing of Senate Bill 2A, Florida legislators took the property insurance market in the state and made several changes supposedly focused on speeding up the process of filing and settling a claim. As a result, most provisions of SB 2A are now in place. While the legislation speeds up the claims process, at the same time prevents what the creators of the law call “frivolous litigation and fraudulent claims” against insurers.
Hurricane Ian recently ravaged Florida from Sanibel Island, Fort Myers, and Cape Coral, up through the middle of the state all the way up to Orlando and Daytona Beach. It is an unprecedented event that has left many homeowners facing substantial damage.
Every month, part of your mortgage payment goes into your escrow account to cover your homeowner’s insurance. If you own your house outright, you probably set money aside frequently to pay your annual homeowner’s insurance premium, which could cost hundreds or possibly thousands of dollars.
Every year, accidents cause houses burn down in the state of Florida. Nobody wants to be in that situation, but if it happens to you, having fire insurance could make the process a little easier. However, fire insurance doesn’t cover damage from every fire-related incident.