What is a Builders Risk Policy?
With all the properties being built, renovated, bought, and sold in Austin, TX right now there’s definitely a need for Business Insurance. As we all know, when it comes to insurance, there are many different kinds of policies. A lot of investors are buying commercial or residential property and needing insurance while they are remodeling, restructuring or renovating. This is where a Builders Risk Insurance Policy comes into play. A Builders Risk Policy can be written on a three month, six month or annual policy depending on the insurance company. So why do you need a Builders Risk policy? Here are two main reasons.
If you have a property described above, it's extremely important you contact your insurance agent to see if they will write it. If they won't write it, you will need to get a Builders Risk policy. Here's some information that will be helpful for you when choosing a Builders Risk Insurance Policy:
How much does a Builders Risk Insurance Policy cost? Obviously costs vary by the size of the property. I have heard a good rule of thumb is 1-3% of the construction budget should be allocated towards the policy.
Most Builders Risk companies will need to know contractor information and experience, so make sure you choose an experienced builder for your project. If you have any questions about a Builders Risk Insurance policy or another Business Insurance policy, please feel free to contact me. It's an exciting time in Austin, Texas seeing all the growth and cool companies sprout up. I would be happy to meet with you and learn more about your business to see if I can help with your insurance.