Seasonal Home Insurance – Nova Scotia

Outdoor adventures, lakeside moonlight evenings, the silence of a retreat out of the city, or the cabin in the woods you’ve always dreamt of owning. Memories are made at your seasonal home, and we’re here to protect it. Your seasonal home may be one of the most significant investments you’ll ever make.

As your local insurance experts, we know that each home in Nova Scotia is unique in its own way. From home getaways outside of Halifax for the weekend to the awe-inspiring ocean views you’ll only get in Cape Breton and the calm waters that bring relaxation in the Bay of Fundy, we’ve got you covered. With all it has to offer, it’s not hard to understand why people are proud to call Nova Scotia home.

We understand its 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 seasonal 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.

Seasonal Home Insurance Explained

There are so many aspects of coverage to a seasonal home insurance policy. Just because you may not live in a seasonal property year-round, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be protected all the time. Your seasonal 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 the best home insurance products in Canada, so no matter what additional protection you need, we’re sure to have a solution for you!

As a seasonal homeowner, you know the benefit of having a place to escape is that you don’t have to constantly bring all the belongings from your primary home to have a good time. You’ll have belongings that are specific to the décor and use of the house. You may have equipment that is specific to the activities you love to do at your seasonal home. It’s essential to cover all contents that remain permanently at this location. The items you continually take back and forth week after week need to be covered on your primary home insurance.

Your seasonal home insurance policy will extend to cover more than your “four walls.” However, depending on your property, you might want to buy additional coverage on structures. Coverage may be limited for outbuildings such as boathouses.

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. Regardless of whether your property is used year-round or seasonally, liability coverage is important as accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. This will also cover you for any damage you may cause to a neighbour’s property.

What Factors Determine the Cost of Seasonal Home Insurance?

Not all seasonal 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 others

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

Claims History

There may be a discount applied if you’ve never had a claim

Credit Score

You can choose to have a soft touch credit check to apply a discount, depending on your credit score

Distance to Services

The distance from your home to a fire hydrant or a fire station affects claim risks

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 needs, and find the perfect seasonal home insurance policy for you. 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 seasonal home 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!

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Ways to Save on Your Seasonal Home Insurance in Nova Scotia

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

Claims Example

Water damage is the most common claim we see when it comes to rental properties. For example, the supply line to a toilet can erode and cause flooding throughout the rental. This causes an issue for both your renter and your income when it comes to the property. The right rental property 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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