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The ‘overlooked’ risk for Canadian homeowners and renters

May 9, 2022 by Jason Contant

Unintentional damage during renovations — especially water damage — continues to be an overlooked risk for Canadian homeowners and renters, according to a recent study from Chubb. The Chubb 2021 Homeowners Risk Report: Trends in Home Renovations and Water Damage

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Top 3 ways Mother Nature can ruin your cottage

August 5, 2021 Canadian Underwriter

Water is often touted as “the new fire,” but not in cottage country, where fire still ranks as the Number 1 cause of loss. “In personal lines, we have seen water become the new fire, or in some cases surpass

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Under-used buildings increase this risk during pandemic

April 29, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers and their commercial business clients returning to the office after a long shutdown may want to think twice before drinking the tap water. Business shutdowns affecting commercial property as a result of the coronavirus mean less water is running

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How change of backyard elevation spawns liability risk

November 12, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A London, Ont. homeowner is in legal trouble because the water that was supposed to flow east from his neighbour’s backyard, across his property, started going the wrong way 12 years ago. In Dankiewicz v. Sullivan, released Nov. 4, Justice

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Why this homeowner lost legal battle with neighbour over basement water problem

October 8, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A Toronto homeowner who experienced basement water infiltration has lost his bid to sue the neighbours uphill from him for more than $83,000. In 2014, Chester Dawes bought his home, between the Humber River and High Park, in what used