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  • Writer's pictureCraig Habif

Why Do I Need Insurance as a Commercial Tenant?

It is important for a commercial tenant to have insurance because it provides protection against potential losses and liabilities. Some of the key reasons why a retail tenant should have insurance include:

  1. Protection against property damage: Insurance can protect the tenant's inventory, equipment, and other assets in the event of a fire, storm, theft, or other covered event.

  2. Liability coverage: Retail tenants are at risk of being sued if a customer is injured on the premises. Insurance can provide liability coverage to protect the tenant from financial losses in the event of a lawsuit.

  3. Business interruption coverage: Insurance can provide coverage for lost income if the tenant's business is forced to close due to a covered event, such as a fire or storm.

  4. Workers' compensation coverage: Retail tenants may be required by law to have workers' compensation insurance for their employees.

  5. Cyber Liability coverage: With the increasing use of technology in retail, tenants may be exposed to cyber risks, such as data breaches, hacking or viruses. Having cyber liability coverage can help the tenant mitigate the financial losses that may arise from these risks.

Having insurance can help a commercial tenant protect their business and assets, and can provide peace of mind in the event of an unfortunate incident.



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