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Trust landlord insurance (by Leigh [TN]) Nov 23, 2022 4:18 PM
       Trust landlord insurance (by Robert J [CA]) Nov 23, 2022 5:37 PM
       Trust landlord insurance (by dino [CA]) Nov 23, 2022 7:47 PM
       Trust landlord insurance (by Robert J [CA]) Nov 23, 2022 8:58 PM
       Trust landlord insurance (by myob [GA]) Nov 24, 2022 8:48 AM
       Trust landlord insurance (by Robert J [CA]) Nov 24, 2022 9:20 AM
       Trust landlord insurance (by myob [GA]) Nov 24, 2022 10:42 AM
       Trust landlord insurance (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Nov 27, 2022 10:26 PM
       Trust landlord insurance (by don [PA]) Dec 2, 2022 9:20 PM

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Trust landlord insurance (by Leigh [TN]) Posted on: Nov 23, 2022 4:18 PM


We do have our rental in a trust, and in an LLC. So who do you recommend as an insurance company when the landlord is a trust?

We were told about National Real Estate Insurance Group and CHuBBS. NREIG has given us a quote, nothing from

CHuBBS. I usually like to compare quotews, but it would be nice to be finished with this. Thanks for your advise!

Trust landlord insurance (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Nov 23, 2022 5:37 PM

Almost all insurance companies will insure a property held in a personal trust, not always when held in an LLC. But you have even a bigger problem and don't know about.

If you insure the rental property under your Trust or LLC, then sustain an injury on the property, who is your tenant going to sue? Not ABC LLC! Not the Joe and Leigh Family trust!

They will sue you, your spouse, your property manager -- all personally.

But when you file a claim with your insurance company, they will review the lawsuit and say, "You are not covered, personally. Only your Trust or LLC. Sorry No Coverage!"

You needed to put down under "Additionally Insured" all other possible names.

30 plus years ago I purchased an apartment complex with my parents and brother. I tried to get the insurance company to list all "owners", "Trusts", Fictitious Names ,etc. but the refused. My partners couldn't give a hoot and said I was being ridiculous.

In this case I told the insurance agent that I was ready to switch 14 policies to another carrier who understand about additional insured. With in 24 hours our policy was modified to fit our needs.

Coverage for my parents (their trust and personal names), coverage for my brother (personal name), and my coverage (Family Trust, personal names and my business name as the contractor/handyman). --47.156.xx.xx

Trust landlord insurance (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Nov 23, 2022 7:47 PM


I listed both the trust and the individual name as named insureds.

Is there any reason I would have better off having only one named insured and the other as an additional insured??


Trust landlord insurance (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Nov 23, 2022 8:58 PM

It is better to have all names in the "insured" sections of the policy rather than "additional insured". Unless you have many partners and wish to protect/hide your assets and hide your name down on some list.


Trust landlord insurance (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Nov 24, 2022 8:48 AM

Robert as always thought inspiring comments and experiences. If you don't mind I'd like to add you should not have assets in your name. What I mean by that: we have a separate Corp that owns work trucks and vans-- the corp also has the employee's and their pay checks. We sub out work through the corp. So IN theory if we are sued we have nothing to get. Our home is the only thing we have in our name and we have left a hefty mort in place on it.

We use a FLP with trust. The FLP has a parent corp different then the separate corp mentioned above. --108.239.xx.xx

Trust landlord insurance (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Nov 24, 2022 9:20 AM

myob (GA) you are so right/correct on having things separated AND also needing to have all properties under different LLC's.

A friend with a 4 million dollar apartment/townhomes, a shopping center and a string of apart buildings had everything under 1 LLC. So instead of having a LLC with 1 Million to 5 million is separate assets, they were combined with a net value of over 15 million.

When there was a women attacked and raped in a parking garage at a property, ending up with physical and mental conditions requiring years of treatment, he got sued.

First the lawyer was going to ask 5 million, the value of the property and insurance coverage. But when he learned the owner was on single LLC with 15 million, the lawyer re-filed asking for everything.

So as a settlement the insurance gave her 5 million cash and the owner singed over the 5 million dollar property.

All because he did not have great security and bad legal advice. Saving on running 8 or 9 LLC's. --47.156.xx.xx

Trust landlord insurance (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Nov 24, 2022 10:42 AM

learned many years ago-- you may be smart but there's always someone smarter. WHO WANTS WHAT YOU HAVE. --108.239.xx.xx

Trust landlord insurance (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Nov 27, 2022 10:26 PM

I don't understand what you are trying to do. Typically though, the LLC with no or little assets is the property manager. The owner is the land trust with a different LLC as trustee. If you need to add yet another layer of privacy - make the beneficiary a personal property trust with that trustee being an out of state.

Now to file, someone would need to serve papers on six people/Identities in multiple states. That is a significant amount of work. Assuming you don't make too many mistakes and carry insurance - you should be alright.

Most of my properties are in trust and I haven't had an issue getting coverage

Trust landlord insurance (by don [PA]) Posted on: Dec 2, 2022 9:20 PM

Ray---If you personally do repair work on the property and your deficient work causes a loss, would not you still have personal liability?

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