Landlord insurance that
customers love and trust
Square One Insurance Services offers the only landlord insurance policy in North America that can be personalized to your individual needs. We provide a broad range of options that will meet virtually everyone’s unique circumstances. After writing 16,524 reviews and rating Square One 4.7 stars out of 5, it’s clear customers love the way we’re changing home insurance.
Unlike traditional landlord insurance providers, you’re not forced to buy protection you don’t need or want. If you are a home owner but do not have a detached garage, for example, you can choose not to add protection for detached structures to your policy.
Typically, it’s more challenging to insure rental properties than it is to insure primary residences. Not with Square One Insurance Services. We make it easy for you to properly insure your rental properties. In fact, your rental property insurance policy with Square One is one of the few to include comprehensive protection.
Wondering what people are saying about us? Here are some of the reviews that contribute to our average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5. Want to read more? Visit our reviews page.
We just renewed our insurance in less than 10 minutes! Square One makes it easy to understand what's in the policy we choose, how it affects the monthly premium, and what the exclusions are. Their materials are clear, easy to click through and select, and changes we made from last year's policy to this year's are clearly summarized. Love it! Highly recommend using!
Swati is amazing! We've been experiencing drastic hikes to our home policy over the last few years (with no claims) which is why I reached out to Square One. Swati not only made the process of getting a quote simple, but she was able to offer us better coverage for less than half of what our current policy wants us to renew at. She made the entire process a breeze which is not what one would expect when looking for a new home insurance policy. I wish I would have found out about Square One years ago. Thank you!
The whole process was so easy and straightforward. I was treated like a valued customer, not a potential liability. And their commitment to not using jargon is real! I feel 100% confident in my understanding of my policy: what is covered, what is not, how and when to make a claim (knock on wood I don’t have to). AND it's almost half the cost of my previous insurance policy. Would and will recommend to all my loved ones!
Nothing but the best experiences with Square One. Knowledgeable Staff, so kind and courteous to deal with. Great products, simple user interface. I look forward to using them for our entire real estate portfolio. Great job, way to change the landscape of the industry, keep up the amazing work.
I love that it tailors the policy to your needs. I was able to easily answer questions online to ensure adequate coverage for items like our expensive bicycles and opt for less coverage for things we don’t have like expensive art or jewellery. The best quote I’ve gotten so far, while still ensuring adequate coverage. I signed up. Well done Square One! I’ll be sure to share the good word with my cycling community!
I called Square One because my current insurance provider wanted to charge me $323 a month for insurance on my rental home. It was easy to get started, I had someone I could talk to and everything worked well. I also got a much cheaper policy to cover everything I needed, and I don't think I skimped on any details I might need. Very satisfied.
Forms and four-step process were super smooth! Questions were easy to understand and answer. This is really great compared to other insurance options out there! Your website is super, super friendly and gave me a great guided experience! Good job, guys!
I was terrified in having to find insurance for a condo with a $250k strata deductible as I didn't even know what a strata deductible is... plus we want to rent out this condo short term, (and insurance companies don't cover that), all this was making my head spin. Then I got Birgitta on the phone—calm, smiling, and patient she explained everything and took me through the process. I can not express my gratitude as I was really dreading this task I had. Thank you Square One for being able to cover a complicated case. And Birgitta for helping me understand all without making me feel lost .
Just like they say in their advertising, it takes only 5 minutes to get a quote and buy a policy. The forms are easy to understand and complete. The questions are short and pertinent and you can reduce or opt out of some coverages if they are not applicable to your situation. When I phoned the office for some clarification my call was answered right away by Josh, who was very professional and helpful. I like the fact that the office is here in Vancouver and not back
I was drawn to this insurance provider after reading the great reviews. I am happy to report that while speaking with Sandra, I let her know that's what drew me in and I said that those reviews are true. I was in need of a policy and after Sandra gave me a quote, she mentioned that she didn't know if I had gotten any other quotes from different companies or if I wanted to shop around. I hadn't and didn't feel the need to look anywhere else. This was the first company
Six reasons why you'll love Square One
With Square One, you can get a quote, buy a policy and even submit a claim – all online, from the comfort of your own home. Quotes and policies are managed through your online account, but if you need help, expert assistance from one of our licensed insurance agents is just a webchat or phone call away.
All policies from Square One represent the highest level of protection currently available in Canada. We make it easy for you to protect your home against common perils (such as water damage and theft) and we even cover the costs of rebuilding your home to meet the latest bylaw or code changes.
Guaranteed building replacement coverage
Get the peace of mind you deserve. Simply insure your home to Square One’s suggested limit and, if you experience a loss, we’ll rebuild your home, even if the cost of doing so exceeds your limit of insurance.
All policies protect most common personal property items including laptops, smartphones and furniture. If you own specialty property (such as bicycles or fine arts) you can also add coverage to your policy. That way, you only pay to insure what you actually own.
Need to make a claim?
Making a claim with Square One is easy. In fact, most of the process can be done online. You’ll get your own dedicated adjuster to work with you from start to finish to make sure you’re back on your feet in no time. And, Square One pays out on 90% of all claims submitted in Canada.
Interest-free monthly payments
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 change your payment preferences through your online account.
ready for an online quote? Policies start at $12/month if you rent your home and $40/month if you own your home. To see how much you can save with Square One, get a personalized online quote now.
Learn how you’re protected
with Square One
When you buy landlord insurance from us, the experience is straightforward from quote to claim. Learn more below about the coverages, deductibles, protection and claim service offered by Square One. You can also download sample policy wordings.
House coverages. Your house is probably the largest asset you own. So, properly protecting it is really important. Our system will help you determine the estimated rebuild cost for your house, which will form the basis of your building limit. You'll then have the option of insuring any detached structures on your property as well as landscaping, fences and gardening equipment.
Condo coverages. With Square One, you get the best condo insurance in Canada. You know that saying, “You get what you pay for?” It’s true. Our policy may cost a little more, but it’s there when you need it. Our optional Condo Owners Protection coverage includes:
Blanket coverage for all condo damage: You select a single limit that covers damage to your unit and its improvements, insurance assessments from your condo corporation, and shortfalls under your condo corporation's commercial insurance policy.
Expert review of your needs: Send us your condo corporation's commercial insurance policy and we’ll determine what you need to be properly protected.
Legal advice helpline: Have an issue with a building bylaw or a noisy neighbour? Our policy includes unlimited access to a legal advice helpline for any condo-related issue.
Other coverages. There are a few other coverages that are essential to any insurance policy, including liability protection.
Landlord's property: This optional coverage protects any property that you have provided in a rental unit/home for your tenants to use. Includes appliances, window coverings and furniture. It does not include any property owned by your tenants. Your tenants need to purchase their own insurance policy.
Legal protection: This optional coverage provides unlimited access to a telephone helpline through which you can receive legal advice relating to the residential tenancy of rental units in your home. In some cases, it also protects against legal costs to pursue or defend some of your rights as a landlord.
Policy deductibles. A policy deductible is the amount you must pay before your home insurance policy will respond. For example, if your $2,500 laptop is stolen and the claim is subject to a $1,000 deductible, you pay $1,000 and your policy will cover the remaining $1,500. The higher the deductible you select, the lower the premium you pay on your insurance.
Below are the various deductibles that may apply. It's important to note that only one deductible applies per claim even if payments are made under multiple policy coverages. The type of loss will determine the deductible that applies.
Earthquake: This deductible applies to each insured loss resulting from an earthquake. While earthquakes don't happen often, they cause significant damage when they do. As such, earthquake deductibles tend to be higher than those for other types of loss. Depending on where you live, you may be presented with a couple options.
Glass: This policy protects against damage to glass that forms part of your home, including windows and sliding doors, subject to the standard deductible. For a small additional charge, you can eliminate the deductible for glass damage.
Inland flood: This deductible applies to each insured loss resulting from an inland flood. If this deductible applies, you may be presented with a couple options. Please note that not all areas are eligible for inland flood protection.
Standard: This deductible applies to each insured loss not specifically mentioned earlier. For example, the earthquake deductible, not the standard deductible, applies to each insured loss resulting from an earthquake.
Comprehensive protection. At Square One, you get a comprehensive (all-risk) policy. That means you're protected against all types of loss, except for those listed in the exclusions. Commonly covered losses include break-ins, burst pipes, hailstorms, fires, and more. Commonly excluded losses include coastal floods, repeated leakage, and wear and tear.
For complete details on what is and isn’t covered, please refer to your policy wordings or download our sample wordings.Download sample policy wordings
Making a claim. You buy insurance for peace-of-mind, so if you do need to make a claim we believe it should be simple and stress-free. That's why all Square One customers are protected by our commitment to handling claims fairly: