Commercial Property Insurance

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DEFINITION of 'Commercial Property Insurance'

Insurance that is used to cover any type of commercial property. Commercial property insurance protects commercial property from such perils as fire, theft and natural disaster. This type of insurance is carried by a variety of businesses, including manufacturers, retailers, service-oriented businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

BREAKING DOWN 'Commercial Property Insurance'

Commercial property insurance can be a major expense for businesses that use equipment worth millions or billions of dollars, such as railroads and manufacturers. This insurance essentially provides the same kind of protection as property insurance for consumers. However, businesses can usually deduct the cost of commercial property insurance premiums as expenses.

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