House Insurance – Nova Scotia

Move-in day, late nights with friends, holiday memories, and Saturday morning cartoons with the kids. Life happens in your home, and we’re here to protect it. Your home may be the most significant investment you’ll ever make.

As your local insurance experts, we know that each home in Nova Scotia is unique in its own way. From those who live along the Atlantic coastline to the vibrant city centre of Halifax. It’s not hard to understand why people are proud to call Nova Scotia home.

We understand it’s vital to protect what’s most important to you and your family. Our expert insurance advisors are here to ensure you’re protected and provide peace of mind so you can focus on what’s important in your life.

Why Choose Westland?

We know that your insurance needs to match your goals, your lifestyle and your budget. Our expert home insurance advisors get to know you, so that they can tailor a policy to your exact needs.

We’ll find the best coverage for you at the right price so that you can continue to live your life the way you want to.

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.

Home Insurance Explained

There are so many aspects of coverage to a home insurance policy. From the physical home structure to coverages that protect you even when you aren’t at home. Your home insurance will cover the damage to your home from any risks outlined in your policy to ensure that you’re able to get back to normal as quickly as possible. A few of the risks discussed in a policy include fire, water damage, wind, theft, and vandalism.

And that’s just the beginning.  We have access to all of the best home insurance products in Canada, so no matter what additional protection you need, we’re sure to have a solution for you!

It’s all of your special belongings, furniture and collections that make a house a home. From clothing to electronics and jewellery, sports equipment to musical instruments, we can help make sure that you’re covered. You may be surprised to find that the value of your items adds up to more than you thought. Having the right coverage in place is vital if your personal property needs to be replaced.

Your home insurance policy will extend to cover more than your “four walls.” Included in this coverage are detached structures such as a garage and fences.

This coverage is one of the most important in your policy. It covers you for liability that may occur whether you are at home or away. Things like medical expenses and repair costs that arise from damage to someone else or a neighbouring property are covered. Suppose your child is incredible at baseball but unfortunately sends a baseball flying into your neighbour’s window, accidentally damaging their art collection. In that case, your liability coverage can step in to cover the damage.

Suppose your home can’t be occupied, whether due to damage or during repairs related to an insurance claim, your home insurance policy will cover living expenses during this time. The cost of alternative living arrangements will be covered, even extending to meals until you’re back home.

What factors determine the cost of home insurance?

Not all homes are the same which means not all policies will cost the same. Aside from the type of policy and coverage that you choose, factors that affect your home insurance price include:

  • Age of Home
    Depending on age, some homes may be at more risk of a claim than
  • Location
    Postal codes provide insight into areas prone to flooding, vandalism, and other claims made
  • Construction
    Type of building materials used to construct your home
  • Credit Score
    You can choose to have a soft touch credit check to apply a discount, depending on your credit score
  • Claims History
    There may be a discount applied if you’ve never had a claim
  • Distance to Services
    The distance from your home to a fire hydrant or a fire station affects claim risks

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Ways to save on your home insurance in Nova Scotia

  • Mature Customer (55+ years)
  • Claims Free
  • Local or Monitored Alarm
  • Sprinkler
  • Water Leak Detection Device
  • Company Loyalty
  • Mortgage Free
  • Credit Score Factor

What other coverages can be added to a home policy?

Based on your lifestyle and where your home is located there may be additional coverages available to you, such as:

  • Identity Theft
  • Home Based Business
  • Watercraft
  • Overland Water
  • Sewer Backup
  • Service Line Coverage
  • Claim Protector
  • Home Equipment Breakdown

Claims Example

Water damage is the most common claim we see when it comes to home ownership. Pipes can burst unexpectedly and flood spaces in your home. This can cause upwards of $15,000 worth of damage. The right home insurance policy will help mitigate these risks and get you back to your normal as quickly as possible.

Our goal is to find the best coverage for you so that you can continue to live your life the way you want to. To learn more about being a Westland client, click here.

10 Fun Facts About Nova Scotia

  1. The province boasts over 7,400 kilometres of coastline. No matter where you are in Nova Scotia, you’ll never be more than 60 km from the sea.
  2. In the summer months, whale watching is at its best. You can see up to 12 species.
  3. The Bay of Fundy has the world’s highest tides. Every day 160,000 billion tonnes of seawater flows in and out of the bay.
  4. Each year, over 150,000 tonnes of lobster is fished from the ocean. There are dedicated flights to transport lobster around the world.
  5. Nova Scotia is home to one of the most scenic drives in the world. Link Text in Cape Breton is 298 kilometres long and travels through the Cape Breton Highlands.
  6. There are more pubs located per capita in St. John’s than any other city in Canada.
  7. Halifax has a connection to the Titanic sinking. You can find the Titanic Museum at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.
  8. One of the largest downtown boardwalks in the world is located in Halifax, stretching over four kilometres.
  9. Peggy’s Cove is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world.
  10. Halifax is geographically closer to Dublin, Ireland, than it is to Victoria, BC. The more you know!
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