Commercial Property Insurance – Nova Scotia
Your livelihood is heavily dependent on the health of your business, which is why it’s essential to protect it from any threats that could disrupt your day-to-day. Threats, both big and small, can be detrimental to the business you’ve worked hard to build. Accidents out of your control, such as a burst pipe, can damage computers and other equipment and harm electronic documents you may store. On the other hand, if a fire started, there could be damage to your inventory and other important contents. As a business owner, we know that you wear a lot of hats. Let us look after protecting your business so you can focus on what’s most important.
As your local insurance experts, we know that each business in Nova Scotia is unique in its own way. From small business boutiques in the heart of downtown Halifax to business welcoming clients through the doors every day and all other businesses in between, we’ve got you covered. With all it has to offer, it’s not hard to understand why so many people decide to set up shop in Nova Scotia.
We understand it’s vital to protect what’s most important to you and your business. Our expert insurance advisors are here to ensure you’re protected and provide peace of mind so you can focus on nurturing your business for the future.
Why Choose Westland?
We know that your business insurance needs to match your goals, your business and your budget. Our expert business insurance advisors get to know you and your business, so that they can tailor a policy to your exact needs. We’ll work with you to build a risk management solution, ensuring coverages line up with your business needs.
Insurance can be complex sometimes. Let our expert insurance advisors do the heavy lifting! We’ll help you find a policy that you feel is the best fit and provides peace of mind. To learn more about the benefits of being a Westland client, click here.
Business Insurance Explained
Business property insurance provides business owners with protection for the most critical physical assets of their business and, in turn, peace of mind to keep their business running. Whether you’re a new small business, multi-location retail operation, professional services provider, or contractor, all business owners should carry business property coverage to ensure you’re able to get you back on your feet quickly in the event of a loss.
No matter the industry, our business insurance advisors can quickly determine the risks your business may face and the potential financial losses that could leave your business in a vulnerable position.
Take a moment to think how your business would continue to function if something were to happen to your physical assets, contents, and building. Would you be able to continue operating and look after your team? The unexpected can happen, and business property coverage looks after protecting your assets in the event of a loss. Coverage for not only the assets you own on the inside of your business but also those outside, such as signage, landscaping, and fencing are available.
Most business property insurance policies will provide coverage in the event of an insured loss on the following:
- Repair/Replacement Costs
A business property policy will help cover the financial impact of an insured loss on a business. If your property is damaged beyond repair, your policy will cover the replacement of those important elements.
Depending on the type of loss or severity, your inventory will be either repaired or replaced.
- Business Interruption
Would you be able to continue to pay your employees if you experience a loss that leaves you unable to run your business for two months? Business interruption coverage mitigates those worries. The likelihood that you can get back to regular business after a loss is unfortunately not always as quick as you may think. Business Interruption covers your income, expenses, and other important aspects to keeping your business running. To learn more about business interruption insurance, click here.
- Recovery Time
If your business experiences a loss and must close, you’ll want to open as soon as you can. It may take time to acquire essential contents for your business, ultimately adding to the downtime of your business. The right policy will help to ensure that your business suffers the least amount of downtime to get you back up and running.
We know that every business is different, which means your assets and location(s) will vary compared to neighboring companies. Factors such as the size of building you operate out of, inventory level, types of furnishings, will influence how much coverage you need.
Regardless of industry, business type, or earnings, all businesses are at risk of suffering a loss to their property and assets. With the right business property policy, you’ll be covered financially if you experience an insured loss and be back to normal as quick as possible.
How Much Does Business Insurance Cost in Nova Scotia?
Just as businesses differ across Nova Scotia, so do the risks and exposures which impact the cost. The following factors will impact the cost of your business property coverage:
- Building Construction
- Value of Building
- Age of Building/Upgrades
- Value of Other Assets
Review Your Insurance and Get a Quote with Westland
Ready to discuss your insurance needs? Our expert advisors are here to review your current insurance policies, discuss your unique risks and operations, and find the perfect insurance policy for your business. Whether it’s over email, the phone or in person we are ready to help! To get started on a quote now and see price estimates for your business coverage, click the button below. Our advisors will contact you right away and help navigate your risk management needs. Of course, we are always available to talk over the phone or in person. Check out our locations page to connect with an office closest to you!
Fire is one of the most common claims we see when it comes to business property. For example, your property experiences a fire resulting in damage not only to the structure but to the stock and inventory stored as well. The right business insurance policy will help mitigate these risks and get you back to normal as quickly as possible.
Our goal is to find the best coverage for your business so you can focus on what’s important. To learn more about being a Westland client, click here.
10 Nova Scotia Business Facts
- With all the surrounding beauty, the tourism industry is a large sector in Nova Scotia. In fact, more than 1.2 million visitors were welcomed in 2019.
- When you think of the East Coast, what comes to mind? Lobster fishing of course! The commercial fishing industry is a cornerstone of the province with exports of lobster totalling $570 million in 2014.
- With 75% of Nova Scotia covered with Acadian forest, the forestry industry is an economic anchor in the province. It attributed to over $2.1 billion in economic impact as well as 11,500 jobs.
- Downtown Halifax is the heart of Atlantic Canada’s big city. It features more than 400 retailers, restaurants, pubs and services.
- A popular attraction for visitors and residents alike is the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Located in downtown Halifax, it’s the oldest maritime museum in Canada and features over 30,000 artifacts.
- Nova Scotia’s agriculture sector is heavily focused on dairy and poultry. Dairy production exceeds 206 million litres of milk as well as over 17 million dozen eggs annually.
- Halifax nurtures a large IT, gaming and digital media sector. Video game production has a home in Nova Scotia for companies such as Ubisoft Halifax, RedMeat Games and Silverback Games!
- With its location along the east coast, ocean technology is prominent in Nova Scotia. Technology includes acoustics, instrumentation and sensors in addition to ocean observation and defence and security.
- Nova Scotia is also known as the global gateway to the world, leading to a sophisticated transportation and logistics industry. By utilizing sea, rail, air and road Halifax is known as the transload hub when it comes to imports destined for central Canada and the US.
- With all of the fresh seafood, the restaurant industry in Nova Scotia features some of the best dishes. There are over 1,700 businesses employing over 30,000 employees across the province. Although not seafood, the official food of Halifax is the donair.