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Property owners insurance also referred to as homeowners insurance is a fundamental coverage plan purchased by owners of property. Property owners insurance is a type of insurance policy that covers private land or homes.

It is a basic insurance policy that combines an assortment of personal insurance protections, including: any loss occurred to one's home, the home's contents, a loss of personal possession, as well as liability insurance associated with accidents that may happen on the property or at the hands of the homeowner who owns the policy territory.

A property owner’s insurance policy requires that at least one of the named owners or insured individuals occupies the home. A property owner’s insurance policy is a multiple-line insurance program. This means that the policy includes both liability coverage as well as damages associated to property. In addition to this hybrid nature, a property owner’s insurance works under an indivisible premium, meaning that only one premium is required to cover all the risks.

The cost of property owners insurance is dependent on what the cost would be to replace the house and which additional items need to be insured or need to be attached to the policy. The policy itself is a lengthy contract, and lists all items that will be covered and won't be covered in the case of particular events. The average home owner’s insurance policy is a term contract, meaning coverage exists for a fixed period of time.

The payment the policy owner pays the insurance company is referred to as the premium. The insured individual must pay the premium each term. The amount of the premium is determined through a wide range of variables, one of them which are associated with the likelihood of the property being damaged.

Typically, damages associated with floods, nuclear attacks, or wars are not covered under a basic property owner’s insurance plan. For damages to be covered associated with these problems a separate insurance policy needs to be purchased.

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