Commercial property insurance is typically offered as part of the Commercial Package policy (CPP). The Commercial property insurance coverage is specifically designed to provide protection for any buildings or business personal property, used for commercial purposes.
Whether you operate your small business out of your home, or you rent, lease or own a commercial space — you need commercial property insurance. Commercial property insurance doesn’t only protect the building you use, but a long list of things inside including equipment, inventory, furniture, computers and other electronics. It can also provide protection for things outside of the building including outdoor signs, fencing and landscaping such as gardens, trees and shrubs.
Benefits of commercial property insurance:
Recovery process following a loss: Suffering a loss to your small business can be a traumatic experience, and the longer it takes to get back on your feet, the worse the experience can become. If damage is done to your property as a result of an insured peril, the right policy can help get you back up and running quickly, which can help mitigate the long-term effects of the loss. By limiting your business’ downtime, you also maintain your business’ continuity and protect your reputation with your customers.
Repair costs: If your business suffers a covered loss, your commercial property insurance policy can help with the repair costs to get you back in business quickly. For example, if you own a commercial space, and someone vandalizes the door to your business preventing customers from entering the building, the right small business insurance policy will help get the repairs done quickly and help keep the costs to your business down.
Replacement costs: If the covered loss to your property is too extensive for repairs, commercial property insurance can often help with the replacement costs. For example, if you own a bakery and a fire breaks out in your kitchen destroying your electrical oven, your commercial property insurance policy can help keep the replacement costs low and protect your bottom line.
Business interruption coverage: If you suffer a covered loss, you likely won’t be able to sustain operations right away. The right commercial property insurance policy may be able to mitigate your loss of income to help you keep up with bills, payroll and other expenses until you’re back on your feet.
Unexpected losses: No matter how much you prepare your small business for the risks it faces, sometimes unexpected disasters happen. Natural disasters are often out of our control and can cause significant property damage. Instances of fire, winter storm damage, hail and some forms of water damage may be covered in your commercial property policy to help you keep costs down in these unforeseen situations.