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Apartment owners beware: building insurance stops at your apartment door

Buying a new apartment can be exciting, and with all the emotion and upheaval of moving into a new place, it can be easy to overlook (or even be unaware of) the need to make sure you’re properly insured. The problem is, this oversight is often not realised until it’s all too late. The sad fact is, many people don’t even realise they need their own insurance when buying into a condo or co-op, and assume that their building’s insurance covers everything. It doesn’t. That’s why it is important when you’re buying a new apartment, to know what is covered by the building owners’ insurance and what you need to get cover for personally. There is a checklist at Flex Insurance . Of course, you also need to know what kind of ownership you have over your unit, so let’s look at that first. Condo or Co-op - what difference does it make? Quite a big difference actually. Firstly, you don’t want to be under-insured. But at the same time, you don’t want to be paying twice for insurance cover