What property is covered by the body corporate insurance is determined by what type of property it is.
For a Strata Corporation, the insurance will cover building, common contents, public liability, fidelity guarantee and legal defence expenses for the body corporate.
For a Community Corporation, the building is only insured where the property is a strata scheme, that is, it has one lot above another (such as an apartment building) or it's by-laws make it mandatory for the corporation to have building insurance over each of the homes.
It is common in a Community land division where each lot has a separate house and the common area is just a driveway for the insurance held by the body corporate to be just on the common driveway and for each lot to have their own house and contents policy.
Is it covered by Strata Insurance?
Strata Insurance covers the building and fixtures. It does not matter if the fixture is common property or private such as a kitchen bench or bathroom, all of the items you would normally expect to be insured under a building policy are insured on the policy held by the corporation.
Contents are not covered and it is important that you have contents cover in place as your contents are not covered on the body corporate policy.
When it comes to insurance for bodies corporate we work with Honan Insurance Group who arrange quotations from specialist Strata insurers from around the country to get the best possible cover and price.
If you have any queries in relation to insurance please contact our office.