Insurable Interest Property And Casualty Insurance

Definition of "Insurable interest: property and casualty insurance"

Jill Hidinger
Jill Hidinger Coldwell Banker Hedges Realty

  1. owner of property has an insurable interest because of the expectation of monetary loss if that property is damaged or destroyed.
  2. creditor of an insured has an insurable interest in property pledged as security.
Insurable interest has to exist both at the inception of the contract and at the time of a loss. For example, an insured can purchase a homeowners policy because of insurable interest in a home. Upon selling it, the insured no longer has an insurable interest because there is no expectation of a monetary loss should the home bum down.

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