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Yes, In fact you are required to get your own home insurance when you buy a home. You can not inherit the previous owners insurance policy.

The previous owners insurance is null and void the moment they sell the home.

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Q: When purchasing a new home can you get your own homeowners insurance?
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Renters Insurance doe snot cover "Real Property". If you have purchased a home then you need a Homeowners Insurance Policy.

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Will your homeowner insurance pay for your house and build you a new one?

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What home insurances does the Commerce Insurance Group offer?

The Commerce Insurance Group offers automobile, homeowners, personal umbrella, earthquake and flood and business insurance. These insurances can be purchased by anyone in Massachusetts or New Hampshire.

Are rental homes protected under homeowners insurance policies?

No. In the united States, Homeowners Insurance polices are Null and Void at the moment your home is rented unless you have had the policy endorsed for rental property coverage. This is often referred to as "Landlords Insurance" and requires a different policy form known a "Dwelling Policy". Most Insurers will simply cancel the old Homeowners policy and issue a new "Dwelling Policy" form to cover you as this is the appropriate policy form. Your landlord's insurance policy, or "Dwelling Policy" will cover your rented home. It is certainly possible to have property and liability insurance on a rented property but not on a traditional homeowners Insurance policy form.

Can homeowners insurance be replaced by another insurance?

If you are required to carry homeowners insurance by, say, the bank through which you have your loan, you can switch to another provider for insurance at any time (there are a few forms you would need to fill out, but your new agent would be able to help you with that). You wouldn't be able to switch to another kind of insurance, though. The new policy would need to be a homeowners policy.

What reason willl home owners insurance pay for a new furnace?

If a broken pipe caused water to go in the furance and it no longer works is an example. Your homeowners insurance will not pay for wear and tear.