Insurance 101 – Chapter 3 – Volume 14 – Vacancy Is an Unacceptable Risk

Vacancy Is an Unacceptable Risk

Vacant property represents an unacceptable risk to many insurers. A critical factor in acceptance is the length and cause of the vacancy and the expectations of the insured for the future. A commercial building containing no personal property is considered to be more hazardous than an occupied building by many commercial fire underwriters. Even a new building is subject to scrutiny until it is occupied.

The following video was adapted from my book, “Insurance Claims A Comprehensive Guide” Published by the National Underwriter Company and is available at the Zalma Insurance Claims Library

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