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Airbnb home insurance from $40/month

Do you occasionally rent your home to others through Airbnb or other home sharing programs? If so, you’d better look at the fine print on your current home insurance policy because there’s a good chance that your entire policy could be considered void.

At Square One Insurance Services, you can get home insurance designed specifically for primary residences occasionally rented to others through home sharing programs. We’re actually one of the few providers that offer this type of coverage. And best of all, our policies start from as little as $40/month. Continue reading to learn why Square One is right for you.

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Protect all your favourite things

The policy provides blanket coverage for your common personal property. You can also add coverage for your specialty property. When you're happy, you can buy online with just a few clicks. Or, speak with an agent for extra peace-of-mind.

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Only pay for what you need

Most 'pre-packaged' policies automatically charge you to insure items like fine arts, porcelain ware and rare collectibles. Don’t own these items? You don’t pay to insure them with us. (But if you do, then we can help you insure them.)

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Loved and trusted by customers

4.7 stars out of 5. That's how customers rate Square One after writing 5,692 reviews. Along with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, it's clear people love the way we're changing home insurance. Click here to read some reviews.

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Critical protection included

You don't want to be caught without the right coverage when the unexpected happens. Policies offered by Square One automatically protect against major types of loss, including: break-ins, burst pipes, fires, hail storms and sewer backups.

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Need to make a claim? That's easy!

It's traumatic enough when something you love is lost or damaged, so we make sure the claim process is simple and straightforward. We're on your side, guiding you through the process from start to finish. See below to find out how we make this happen.

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Pay monthly with no contract

We're confident you'll love our service and stay with us. That's why we don't lock you into a contract. With us, you can pay monthly or annually and there's no fixed-term contract. You can also manage your policy online at any time.

Learn more about Square One’s Airbnb home insurance

When you buy Airbnb home insurance from us, the experience is straightforward from quote to claim. During the quoting process, you’ll be asked if you participate in home sharing programs. If you do, simply answer “Yes”. Other than a slightly higher premium and a $2,500 deductible for crime-related losses, you’ll receive the same great comprehensive protection offered to all policyholders.

It’s important to note that Square One policies do not provide coverage for your guests or their belongings in any way. They’ll need to file claims with their own home insurance providers in these situations. What our policies will protect you against is any accidental damage guests may cause to your property. Of course, protection is subject to policy conditions, exclusions, and terms.

If your guests intentionally damage your property, and the rental was booked through Airbnb, you may be eligible for compensation through Airbnb’s host guarantee. It’s important to note, however, that Airbnb’s host guarantee is not insurance. Among other things, it does not provide coverage for cash, security deposits, pets, or personal liability.

  • You made it so easy!

    "I'm moving. Wasn't sure what would be involved. Cancel a policy and start all over? I was procrastinating but I finally called three days before my moving date and spoke with Daniel. He transferred my policy from one place to the other, reviewed my coverage with me, adjusted everything needed, told me everything I needed to know and answered all my questions. I even had a confirmation email before our conversation wrapped up. Thanks, Daniel! "

    from Surrey, BC provided a 5 out of 5 rating on May 1, 2018.

  • Excellent service.

    "I was very happy to do the review and policy update today. The agent made sure to fully inform me regarding the policy coverage and make sure all my questions were answered. Such great service, a great agent, great coverage, great company to deal with! Rate it all 10 out of 10! So simple, so easy and a good company to deal with and great, knowledgeable staff! Would fully recommend to anyone! "

    from Kitchener, ON provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Apr 30, 2018.

  • Professional, responsive and completely satisfactory.

    "As I filed my very first insurance claim, I was a bit skeptical and worried at the time. As I dealt with Square One, this predetermined notion was absolutely not warranted. Our adjuster Kevin was very professional and responsive to all of our questions and concerns in handling the claim. Thank you Square One! For those who are on the fence, I give my absolute satisfactory approval with them. They might not be the cheapest but they will deal with your claim most fairly. "

    from Coquitlam, BC provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Apr 30, 2018.

  • Wonderful experience!

    "I had just about given up on continuing any insurance after talking with my current agent and then to another agent who was now in a new office with a different company. When I called Square One, after discovering they are Canadian, local and provide what I seek, I am really pleased! This is a user-friendly organization. Thanks! "

    from Mill Bay, BC provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Apr 29, 2018.

  • A-plus customer loyalty.

    "Great price, great customer loyalty. My previous provider increased the premiums every year, no matter how long you've been with them. After one year with Square One, they reduced the premium on renewal. It was less than a $1 a month but every bit counts. A-plus. "

    from Toronto, ON provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Apr 29, 2018.

  • Thorough, easy and Andy was great!

    "Provides very thorough and clear information. Prices are very reasonable and the customer service was fabulous. I would recommend this insurance provider to everyone! Andy also provided all the information necessary very thoroughly and clearly. Andy was very patient with me, very helpful and answered all my questions! Also super nice with the compliments on my pets and very considerate of me being an expecting mother! Made my experience very pleasant. Thank you, Andy! "

    from Hamilton, ON provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Apr 27, 2018.

  • Excellent.

    "I contacted several insurance providers but Square One responded promptly. I was having a difficult time navigating through the policy that I almost gave up, so I stopped doing it. Right away, an agent called over the phone and guided me patiently through the process. I am elderly and hearing impaired so to be the recipient of kindness like this is awesome. Also, another agent was so kind and helpful and has that cheery voice that told me I could do it. Thanks. "

    from Mississauga, ON provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Apr 26, 2018.

  • This was so easy.

    "This was my first time buying a policy, and after hunting around, I chose Square One for both its affordability, simplicity, and clarity of its quote and buying process. It made understanding home insurance easy and left me feeling that I understand perfectly what I have bought. "

    from Ottawa, ON provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Apr 23, 2018.

  • Customer service.

    "The Square One agent who helped me open my policy was friendly, informed, and helpful. She walked me through each phase of the paperwork, patiently explained those aspects of the policy that were unfamiliar to me, and provided information that supported my decision making. Very professional and a delight to talk to. "

    from Tucson, AZ provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Apr 14, 2018.

  • Quicker to manage online.

    "I needed to organize landlord insurance for my condo. I approached a broker and looked online. Square One was able to give me an estimate that suited my needs in less than 10 minutes. The broker took days to get back to me and the policy offerings were not as comprehensive. Definitely recommend Square One. "

    from Calgary, AB provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Apr 3, 2018.

  • Perfect fit.

    "I like how accessible the different insurance options are. Every option or clause can be selected and customized. The online application and review process can be saved, edited and revisited when it's convenient. The web interface allows me to download the latest policy. Their agents have always been available for telephone consultation. Square One was the only provider that met my insurance needs for a rental property. It was virtually impossible to insure for a brief ... " Read more period when there were no tenants but Square One allowed me to reduce coverage for that period but still meet my mortgage provider's requirements."

    from Tottenham, ON provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Mar 31, 2018.

  • Easy.

    "This is one of the easiest things I do every year. Square One makes it so easy. If you don't have tenant insurance, you need to get it. I have found them to be excellent to deal with as well - good customer service. "

    from Vancouver, BC provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Mar 17, 2018.

  • Great rates and easy online purchase.

    "I was with one of the big insurance companies for five years. They jacked up the rate significantly. Shopped around and found Square One offered the same policy for nearly 25% less. Totally happy and I would recommend them to anyone looking for condo or tenant insurance. Easy process online and no sales pressure whatsoever. You buy what you want. "

    from Surrey, BC provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Feb 1, 2018.

  • Unbelievably easy!

    "I've fought to get my tenant insurance for the last week and a half from other companies. Always issues with billing, hours of operation, and lack of customer service. Square One made this all go away, it literally took me 10 minutes to go through the process of signing up and paying for my tenant insurance. I don't usually write reviews, but this company stood out above all the rest and I think this is a well-deserved five-stars. "

    from Carstairs, AB provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Dec 23, 2017.

  • Savings and great service.

    "Our daughter-in-law referred us to Square One for our home insurance in October and we saved a bundle. We found out they will even cover stand-alone rental properties so we have chosen to insure a rental property with them since the past company no longer insures those. Even more great savings! I had wonderful assistance from Armine who guided me through the questionnaire so that I understood everything since rentals are a bit different. "

    from North Vancouver, BC provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Dec 13, 2017.

  • Excellent and prompt service.

    "Recently had the need to review an existing policy and also purchase new property insurance. Working with Square One was easy and efficient, needing a third of the time compared to another company. Went to the office in Vancouver to meet in-person and had a similar feeling of confidence when asking questions. Superb rates on a Richmond property. Will recommend to family and friends. "

    from Richmond, BC provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Dec 4, 2017.

  • Super easy website.

    "I forgot that I got a quote from Square One but they had a good call and email follow-up. The website recalled the information I had originally put in and went through each item step by step to explain what each was for and how it would affect the cost. Very user-friendly and I got exactly the coverage I wanted. Thanks! "

    from Vancouver, BC provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Nov 28, 2017.

  • Best provider around.

    "They're straightforward, show integrity, and don't deny you insurance if your policy was cancelled with someone else. You decide how much you want to pay, it's flexible and great for young people. They give you access to pertinent information like what you're protected against and what your shortfalls will be. Love them, never going to leave. "

    from Toronto, ON provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Nov 14, 2017.

  • Quick and easy.

    "Just reviewed my policy renewal. It was very easy to make the appropriate changes to cover our needs going forward. It's great to have online access to our policy to ensure we are covered as our needs change. "

    from Calgary, AB provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Oct 15, 2017.

  • Great prices and excellent customer service.

    "I called in with a few questions as I'm a first-time home buyer and previously had rental insurance. The agent, Lara, not only answered my questions but let me know I'd need to cancel my previous insurance separately and was able to immediately help me do so. When I went to purchase the new plan it said it wasn't available for online purchase. I called back and was immediately helped by another gentleman, he resolved the issue in a matter of minutes. This will be my fourth year with Square One and the rates are great. I'll never go back to BCAA. Keep up the great customer service! "

    from Vancouver, BC provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Oct 12, 2017.

  • Quick change.

    "I've moved recently and wanted to change my policy details. I'm so glad the online system of Square One is very simple and straightforward. It took me less than 20 minutes to change and finalize my new policy without the trouble of calling anyone. "

    from Burnaby, BC provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Oct 10, 2017.

  • Really liked the customization options.

    "I just bought my plan and I really enjoyed how I can customize it to suit my needs as a tenant. As someone who just has a small bachelor apartment and not much to insure, but is required to purchase insurance by my landlord, it's great to be able to customize the plan and therefore get a more fair price. I also liked doing this all quickly online and on a user-friendly website. "

    from Toronto, ON provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Sep 17, 2017.

  • Very easy online quote process.

    "I received my policy renewal invoice from my former insurance provider. By spending 20 minutes online with Square One, I was able to get both more coverage and a lower total cost for a new tenant policy. Now, that's what I call a win-win situation! "

    from Ottawa, ON provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Sep 5, 2017.

  • Easy to use.

    "Square One has been excellent both through clear steps on the website and no-hassle telephone support. My experience buying the policy has been straightforward and non-stressful. "

    from Ottawa, ON provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Sep 1, 2017.

  • Great customer service.

    "I spoke with Dustin over the phone and he was extremely helpful in switching my policies. It was a very thorough and clear process, and it only took 15 minutes! Really appreciate the effort made by Dustin. Five stars! "

    from Burnaby, B.C. provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Aug 30, 2017.

  • I'd recommend Square One to my friends and family.

    "I'm very pleased and happy to be with Square One. Nicole was pleasant and very informative when she answered all of my questions. Made me feel at ease. I would recommend this insurance provider to my friends and family. "

    from Toronto, ON provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Aug 17, 2017.

  • Quick, reliable, and easy to understand.

    "This was the most complete, easy to understand and easy to buy insurance process that I have found online. I bought tenant insurance, had all my questions answered quickly and they were easily understood. They gave me many options to choose from to set up the policy the way I wanted to cover my needs while paying as little or as much as I want. I can't say anything about filing a claim but hopefully, it will be as quick and smooth. I hope that I will never need to but ... " Read more at least it's there should anything ever arise which grants me a bit of stress relief not having that "what if" worry overhead. I would definitely give them a look for your insurance needs."

    from Sudbury, ON provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Aug 4, 2017.

  • Good rate and easy process.

    "The rate was the best I've seen and I shopped around quite a lot! The process was super easy and the online program pulled up information on the building so I didn't have to hunt for it. Would recommend! "

    from King City, ON provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Jul 31, 2017.

  • Couldn't be simpler.

    "This was the most painless interaction I've ever had with an insurance provider. It was a quick, simple, effective, and intuitive process that got us the tenant insurance we needed for our new home. I couldn't be more pleased! "

    from Ottawa, ON provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Jul 21, 2017.

  • Always easy and fairly priced.

    "This is the third policy we have purchased from Square One. The quote process is simple, the information is transparent, and it's really easy to make informed decisions. It's also easy to tailor the plan to your needs. The prices are the best we've found. If you have to call, the staff are friendly and knowledgable as well. "

    from Victoria, BC provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Jun 30, 2017.

  • Very easy to do business with.

    "We have been with Square One for 3 years and find them very easy to do business with, and very affordable. I recently requested a change to my policy to cover additional jewelry and had a general clarifying question about my policy. I received a call from an agent within a few hours to make the policy change and answer my question. Overall a great experience. "

    from Toronto, ON provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Jun 23, 2017.

  • Amazing service!

    "I've just spent the last three days working through some very complicated policies with Sunny from the Square One team. He has been patient, kind, responsive, and never once has he pressured me to purchase anything. The services that Square One offer are more in-line with the way people are using their spaces today. Thanks to Sunny and the team I've purchased one policy and am finalizing two more. Looking forward to being your customer for years to come! "

    from Vancouver, BC provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Jun 21, 2017.

  • So easy, clear, and smooth!

    "This has been the most pleasant and user-friendly insurance application I have ever used, and I used to work at an insurance company! Thanks for being so transparent and making the complicated world of insurance a little bit easier. What I like most is that you can do everything online; you don't have to set up an appointment with an insurance broker in a brick and mortar establishment and the platform is so smooth, attractive, and easy! Five stars. Keep up the cutting-edge technology and great service! "

    from Kingston, ON provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Jun 6, 2017.

  • Exactly what I was looking for.

    "I needed tenant insurance allowing sublets and wanted a calculator to show me how coverage options impact premiums. Easy to use online interface, I can personalize all coverage details and see the updated premium. Helpful service by phone as well! "

    from Vancouver, BC provided a 5 out of 5 rating on May 23, 2017.

  • Excellent customer service!

    "I was turned down by two major banks because there was a gap in my coverage period. I looked up Square One because it had great reviews. I am so thankful to Sandra, who handled my file with great patience, care, and professional expertise. I am really impressed with the way she calmly explained everything. I am really thankful and would definitely recommend Square One to all my friends! "

    from Toronto, ON provided a 5 out of 5 rating on May 5, 2017.

  • Easy, fast, and hassle-free!

    "In today's tech-advanced world, it's so nice to see a company that is keeping up and putting customer service and convenience first and foremost. Very happy with the online experience, specifically the quote flow where one gets a quote and subsequently purchases a policy! "

    from Vancouver, BC provided a 5 out of 5 rating on May 4, 2017.

  • Exceptional.

    "Had to call three separate times due to little mistakes and confusion on my part. The agents were excellent every time and I never had to wait more than five minutes. As far as I can tell, your service is significantly better than the competition! Keep up the good work. "

    from Vancouver, BC provided a 5 out of 5 rating on May 1, 2017.

  • Exceptional customer service.

    "I'm happy to say that the process for choosing my tenant insurance policy was easy and frustration free. When I had questions, an agent was just a phone call away. The agents were friendly and helpful. I recommend Square One for that reason. "

    from Kelowna, BC provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Apr 27, 2017.

  • Quick, easy, and affordable.

    "I went to a quote aggregator to price our insurance required by our landlord. I was contacted by phone by a wonderfully charming Square One agent named Sandra and had a policy in about 15 minutes. It was also in the price range I expected and covered all of the landlord's liability requirements. "

    from York, ON provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Apr 21, 2017.

  • Great service!

    "It was so easy to go through the steps of applying for a policy and getting a quote. Competitive pricing and friendly employees who responded quickly. It's great to have an explanation of all the costs and implications on the website. Highly recommend! "

    from Toronto, ON provided a 5 out of 5 rating on Mar 29, 2017.


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