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The Importance of Site Inspections for Vacant Properties

By Oseye Cohen

Site inspections play a vital role in ensuring the safety and security of vacant properties. These assessments are essential for identifying potential hazards or issues that could pose risks to people or the property itself, including exposed electrical wiring, structural damage, or pest infestations. Moreover, site inspections serve as a crucial step in assessing a property's condition which is a requirement for most property insurance policies Property site inspections are mandatory for vacant properties by insurance companies in Ontario for several reasons:

  • Risk of Vandalism and Theft: Vacant properties have a higher risk of vandalism, undiscovered damage, and theft

  • Inspections help insurance companies assess the condition of the property and identify any potential risks or vulnerabilities.

  • Undiscovered Damage: Vacant properties may experience damage that goes unnoticed for an extended period of time. Inspections allow insurance companies to identify any existing damage or potential issues that could lead to future claims

  • Compliance with Insurance Policies: Insurance policies often contain vacancy exclusions, meaning they may not provide coverage for certain damages or incidents that occur in vacant properties

  • Inspections help insurance companies ensure that the property meets the terms and conditions of the policy.

  • Protecting the Integrity of the Property: Inspections help maintain the integrity and safety of vacant properties. They can deter crime, such as graffiti, vandalism, theft, arson, and squatting

Regular inspections ensure that the property remains in good condition and reduces the risk of further damage. Inspections of vacant properties also help protect the health and safety of the general public. They ensure that the property is free from hazards or potential risks that could pose a threat to individuals in the vicinity.

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