Actual Cash Value


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Actual Cash Value

The fair or reasonable cash price for which a property could be sold in the market in the ordinary course of business, and not at forced sale. The price it will bring in a fair market after reasonable efforts to find a purchaser who will give the highest price. What property is worth in money, allowing for depreciation. Ordinarily, actual cash value, fair market value, and market value are synonymous terms.

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If your policy pays actual cash value, the company will pay the cost to repair or rebuild your house minus depreciation.
The policy does not define "actual cash value" or depreciation, or describe the methods employed to calculate ACV.
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HO-8: Older Home--Intended for older or unique homes, this policy usually provides reimbursement based upon the home's market value (see Actual Cash Value, page 264).
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The court admonished insurers: "If it [the insurer] wants to determine actual cash value on the basis of replacement cost less depreciation, all it has to do is say so in the policy." Courts in Pennsylvania have taken the opposite view that ACV means replacement cost, such as in Judge v.
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One tip for building owners is to discern the difference between actual cash value coverage versus replacement value.
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