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Seasonal properties are used primarily for recreation for a defined number of months, for instance over summer, during the calendar year. Secondary residences are typically used all year long.
The price of your cottage insurance premium is based on numerous factors related to your vacation property such as:
- Property size
- Amount of land
- Local amenities
To find out what is your cottage insurance premium, get a quote online or reach out to a broker today.
Insuring an off-grid property can be somewhat more challenging, since managing your own water, solar and electrical systems can increase your risks. Reach out to your insurance broker to see if your property is categorized as an off-grid cottage and get the best coverage for your needs.
If you rent your property, you should let your insurance broker know. If you rent your cottage frequently and professionally, you will need specific coverage to protect your cottage. If you chose not to disclose this activity to your broker, you may not be covered in case of damages.
As long as you own the property, your cottage insurance policy should be active, hence renewed every year. You will get you notice a few weeks prior to the renewal date of your insurance coverage and your policy will automatically. If you need to make changes to your coverage, don’t hesitate to call your broker at any time.
You should always contact your insurer before remodelling. In fact, your insurance policy should cover the risks during the renovations and consider the updated value of your cottage after the renovations. If you added a new countertop, replaced the roof or remodeled the bathroom, the value at which your cottage is insured should be increased to reflect the improvements. In case of damage, your coverage will protect these renovations.
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