Builder's Risk Liability Insurance
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Builder's Risk Insurance
Most builders’ risk policies are term-limited policies, that is, policies which have set term limits set at the time of purchase. Most builders’ risk insurance policies will provide coverage for terms of three, six, or twelve-month increments. If the insured project requires additional time for completion and the project supersedes the originally agreed policy coverage, the policy can be extended, but in most cases policies are limited to a one time extension. After the first extension if additional coverage is needed or the second term has expired a new policy must be newly assessed, written, and agreed on by both the builder and the insurance agency.
Builders’ risk insurance may cover any structure and/or materials on the insured building site, some materials on site waiting to be installed or transported to said site.
Most builder risk insurance will have an agreed upon coverage limit assessed by the projected value, or construction budget, of the project, including but not limited to, building, materials, equipment, and labor costs needed to build the proposed construction.
Most builders’ risk insurance policies are all-risk policies and no-fault, this protects the project against all types of damages regardless of fault. This is to insure builders and construction projects are covered against all types of casualty loss. The policy ownership should be secured by the project owner or the project contractor. If the contractor is responsible for insuring the project the cost of insurance should be included in the project price, and the bid document should accurately reflect the price of insuring.
HOW IT WORKS
Standard coverage's in a builders' risk policy should include:
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