If You Are Hiring A Contractor To Work On Your Property, Then You Need Contractor Insurance
Contractor Insurance Can Help Protect Your Real Estate Investment
Do you know if your subcontractor has contractor insurance? Further, are you yourself a contractor or are you hiring a contractor for your investment property.
Why Contractor Insurance Is a Viable Investment
If you are hiring a general contractor, then you MUST make sure that they are insured. If they are not insured, then the insurance will ultimately fall on you, the real estate investor. Most new investors are unaware of this fact; eager to begin or finish up an existing project. However, even if the investor has all the right intentions, even going as far as getting homeowners insurance or general liability coverage, they must still make sure that their contractor is insured, or at least be aware of the status.
If you are hiring different subcontractors, then this makes you a general contractor by default. This means that you need general contractor liability insurance, otherwise you can potentially put yourself at risk.
Contractor Insurance Is Not The Same As General Liability Insurance
As mentioned, general insurance is the most basic type of insurance and does not offer the full extent of coverage, especially if you are a contractor or are working with a contractor. Thus, it is imperative to consider getting contractor insurance in order to better protect your real estate investment.