Condominium associations in Florida must look to Florida Statute §718.111(11) to determine whether they are in compliance with insurance requirements for the state of Florida.
Condominium associations in Florida must look to Florida Statute §718.111(11) to determine whether they are in compliance with insurance requirements for the state of Florida.…
Continuing my state-by-state review of mandatory condominium insurance requirements, this post will look at Missouri—The Show Me State.…
Many state statutes and condominium bylaws require the purchase of reasonably available property insurance which covers all direct physical risks of loss on an extended and replacement cost basis. One issue I have heard associations and their insurance agents ask: “Is flood insurance reasonably available” so that it has to be insured.
This question was…
Continuing my state-by-state review of mandatory condominium insurance requirements, this post will look at Indiana—The Hoosier State.
Condominium insurance requirements in Indiana are detailed in the Indiana Code. Section 32-25-8-9 discusses insurance and co-owners, stating in part:
Sec. 9. (a) The co-owners, through the association of co-owners, shall purchase:
1. A master
Continuing my state-by-state review of mandatory condominium insurance requirements, this post will look at Delaware—The First State.
Georgia as many other states through the years have developed better insurance codes and laws to protect and benefit insureds. An example are the changes that have occurred regarding the Board of Directors discretion to purchase insurance policies with limited coverage.
Making the proper insurance claim to recover damages to your condominium unit following a loss can be a daunting task. The first step to recovery is determining the origin and extent of the damage. Knowing the source of the damage and the extent of the damage will determine coverage and the insurance policies at issue. The next step is to review the applicable insurance policies, association bylaws, and your state’s condominium association statute. These instruments outline required coverages and allocate responsibilities between unit owners and the association. If the damages to an individual unit exceed policy limits then unit owners may find additional coverage after review of the master policy and association bylaws. The largest obstacle to successful recovery often deals with subrogation. A waiver of subrogation provision prevents the insurance company from pursuing legal action against the real party responsible for the damage.
The New Jersey legislature created the Condominium Act to set out guidelines that condominiums must follow. Title 46 of the New Jersey Statutes addresses property specifically, and section 46:8B-14 addresses the responsibilities of the condominium association.
Similar to most states, Colorado sets forth minimum requirements of insurance for common interest communities under the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act.
Following a major loss event, like a hurricane, insurance companies usually receive a higher volume of reported claims. When an insurance company is overwhelmed with the number of claims, the loss event is remotely located, or specialized knowledge is required, it generally hires independent adjusting firms to prepare an estimate of the damage. In adjusting insurance policy claims, independent adjusters represent the interest of the insurance company and prepare estimates at their direction.