Definition : Insurance - Damage Insurance

Insurance covering the insured against the consequences of an event that may affect its patrimony.

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Your co-ownership is exposed to various risks, such as fire, water damage, theft and vandalism. When a loss occurs, the insurance of the co-ownership covers the immovable and the civil liability of the syndicate of co-owners. The syndicate has the obligation to subscribe this type of insurance. The Law and the vast majority of declarations of co-ownership make it compulsory. The insurance contract describes the guarantees offered, their limits, exclusions, and the amounts of the deductibles.    
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Almost every insurance policy includes deductibles, in varying amounts according to the insured risk (e.g. fire and water damage). In co-ownerships, deductibles are a factor in the Building insurance, and in the third party liability insurance of the syndicate, directors, general meeting officers, co-ownership manager (gérant) and of the condo manager (gestionnaire). Regarding co-owner’s insurance, generally each home insurance policy contains one or more deductibles for various amounts according with the nature of the loss.  
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  The insurance premiums are the amount paid by the insured monthly or annually to benefit in the event of a claim from the guarantees in the insurance policy. It is an expense towards the preservation, maintenance and administration of the immovable. Although the syndicate assumes this cost, it is charged back to the co-owners as a portion of their common expenses (condo fees).
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29 mars 2019 - Le sujet fait le buzz du printemps après avoir créé la panique de l’hiver. Depuis l’entrée en vigueur de la nouvelle loi sur les assurances condo, les syndicats tremblent, à tort, avec l’arrivée de ce nouvel article : « 1074.2. Les sommes engagées par le syndicat pour le paiement des franchises et la réparation du préjudice occasionné aux biens dans lesquels celui-ci a un intérêt assurable ne peuvent être recouvrées des copropriétaires autrement que par leur contribution aux charges communes, sous réserve des dommages-intérêts qu’il peut obtenir du copropriétaire tenu de réparer le préjudice causé par sa faute. Est réputée non écrite toute stipulation qui déroge aux dispositions du premier alinéa. »
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The Law and the overwhelming majority of declarations of co-ownership require that syndicates of co-owners insure their building. This may seem surprising at first glance as the syndicate does not own the private portions nor the common portions. However, its main object is to ensure the preservation and the longevity of the building and to manage and administer it diligently following rules of the trade. This is why the legislator has given to the syndicate an insurable interest and has made it compulsory that it subscribe building insurance.  
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