Fire Insurance, A Savior during Fire Damage


Fire Insurance, A Savior during Fire Damage

It is widely known that fire insurance covers building and contents.

Facts about Fire insurance

It is widely known that fire insurance covers building and contents. Building not only covers the structure but also the permanent fixtures, sanitary fittings, and other permanent fittings. Similarly, garages, covered porches, canopies, and even boundary walls can be covered under the fire policy. It can also cover private roads, swimming pools, and foundations. Though foundations do not carry any fire risk, they same is susceptible to damage from earthquakes. However, all these properties need to be declared specifically while seeking insurance.

Fire insurance is

a contract between the Insurer and the Insured is of personal nature i.e. the policy cannot be transferred in the name of any other person on account of sale of property or so except by way of inheritance. a location specific policy which means the property declared to be lying at any particular premises under the policy, will not be covered under the policy if the same is moved out of that premises. one of the policy which is still under regulatory control and hence the coverage offered and the policy wordings will essentially be uniform across the country

For offline linkage

Visit the nearest branch of your insurance provider with your policy number and Aadhar card. Ask the agent for a form and fill up the form with the required details. You also need to submit a self-attested copy of your Aadhar card and PAN card. The process may take from 24 to 48 hours.

Risk covered under Fire insurance

WMost fire insurance policies for residential buildings provide cover against damages caused by:

  • Fire
  • Lightening
  • Explosion / implosion
  • Aircraft Damage
  • Riot / strike / malicious damage
  • STFI