What do insurance companies think of using a house sitter?
Many homeowners are not aware that most home insurance policies to do not cover homes that are empty for over 30 days. Even if they do, often premiums can become very expensive. In cold locations, such as many parts of Canada, many insurance companies do not even cover if a home is empty for over 4 days due to the risk of burst pipes during the winter months.
Most insurance companies love the concept of house sitting. Those we’ve spoken to would rather have a house sitter booked than leave a home empty and at risk of burglary. We do just advise that you discuss this with your insurance company before committing to a house sitter, to check any specific policy requirements.
by: A. Peck