When is home insurance compulsory?
Beyond the convenience of having home insurance to deal with unforeseen events, there are circumstances in which homeowners or tenants may be legally obliged to take out this type of insurance.
Seven out of ten people in Catalonia already have home insurance. In many cases, having such insurance is simply a matter of choice to save headaches in the event of a claim. However, in other situations, homeowners or tenants are legally obliged to take out such insurance.
As 11Onze agent Amadeu Vilaginés points out, a homeowner may be obliged to take out home insurance when applying for a mortgage, but he clarifies that the bank can only oblige us to take out basic cover and that we are free to do so with the insurer of our choice, as stipulated by European regulations. In the case of tenants, they are only obliged to take out this type of insurance when this is indicated in the signed rental contract.
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