Property Coverage

Nonprofits may or may not own real property in the form of buildings, but most own some amount of business personal property. This typically include items such as computers or laptops, and any other items that are unique to the nonprofit’s activities. Regardless of the type of property and the amount, these items are vital to the organization’s ability to operate.

With Mason & Mason’s access to the nation’s most highly-regarded carriers, we help our nonprofit clients manage their risk associated with their commercial property and contents. We work with each organization to determine the best strategy for coverage associated with multiple locations, properties under construction or undergoing renovation, and even for properties that are leased out to other tenants.

Issues such as vacancy, fluctuating costs of construction materials, items in transit, and adequate coverage for signage are all part of the commercial property policy puzzle. We help make sense of it all, providing true value for competitively priced premiums.

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  • What deductible has been chosen for the master policy? – If damage occurs in your unit only there is little doubt you will be responsible for the deductible even if the master policy provides coverage.  Many associations choose higher deductibles than an individual would be comfortable with in order to keep condo fees low.
  • Who will provide coverage if you improve your unit by adding higher end cabinetry, counter tops or other enhancements? – The master deed and by-laws will answer this question.
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  • Is the master policy written on a specialized condominium form? – Forms and endorsements have been developed for condominiums that recognize the special relationship of unit owners and the association in relation to the insurer.  These forms are important in reducing the exposures of individual unit owners.

Don’t assume. Whatever you do, don’t assume that your condo association has you covered. Do some research, get answers and get peace of mind.