- May 26, 2015
Hello, I bought a second-hand house, and its previous owner tells me that I do not need a new home insurance as he is already paying one.
Is that true? Am I covered if the Insurance is on the name of previous owner?
Moderator, Sergio Sanguino
According to the Insurance Contracts Act in Article 34, it states that in case of transfer of the insured object (Home Insurance) the transferee is subrogated to the rights and obligations of the transferor.
The previous insured is obliged to inform the purchaser in writing of the existence of the insurance contract, and once the property is completed, he must also communicate in writing to the Insurance Co. within 15 days.
Both you and the insurance Co. may terminate the insurance contract if communicated in writing to the other party within 15 days since the existence of the contract is known.
But you should consider revising the contracted values, as they may be improperly secured, especially in the case of the Contents.
I hope this helps,