Home Insurance is insuring your home against any damage. This is somewhat different from the personal insurance that a person purchases for himself or his family. Home Insurance is a contract between the insured and the insurer that the insured gets his house insured for a amount paid to the insurer. This amount is termed as premium. The premium is fixed at one instalment and it has to be decided on the value of the house that is to be insured. The insurer calculates the amount of the house that has been spend on the house and then decides that what amount it would cost to repair it in any sort of damage. The amount paid back in any damage is calculated on the basis of total cost that is to incurred by the insured to reconstruct the house.
A home insurance does not include natural calamities like flood, hurricanes and other disasters that are caused due to forces of nature. Also the insurance company will look into the factors that are effecting the house amount after. Like if a house is built near a fire station so the amount for what the house is to be insured has to be recalculated as in case of a fire the fire men can reach the place on time and can prevent a large amount of damage. Thus it becomes essential to calculate the value that is to be paid in such a scenario.
How natural disasters can affect tourist house insurance
Most often tourist cannot help but wonder, “can I get short term house insurance” to cater for the unforeseen. In the cases like calamities (floods and hurricanes) there are various other policies as per the house insurance which is derived from the facts that whether the house has measures to protect itself against hurricanes and floods. Also in general house insurance the place and the equipment that are placed in the house are also considered as a major factor, such as if a house has water sprinkler present in it or it has some fire extinguishers. If the house that is to be covered under insurance is equipped with things that can cause a fire to erupt, then it becomes more important to both the insured and the insurer to look into the matter. There are other car and home insurance companies that covers these type of calamities and damages to the houses.