Clear-Space Clause

DEFINITION of 'Clear-Space Clause'

A clear-space clause is a clause in property insurance policies that stipulates that a certain insured property or asset group must be a specified distance from any surrounding properties. A clear-space clause is intended to limit liability by protecting surrounding structures and properties from potentially damaging or hazardous conditions.

BREAKING DOWN 'Clear-Space Clause'

A clear-space clause applies to certain property insurance policies and is intended to ensure that all assets or properties are not simultaneously destroyed. For example, a potentially damaging or hazardous factory must be kept a certain distance away from residential properties or other such factories to avoid larger-scale claims.