Wear and Tear Exclusion


  • A clause in an insurance contract that excludes the insurer from paying for damages to the insured asset resulting from expected wear and tear. Because wear and tear is seen as an inevitability, and insurance is generally designed to cover unforeseen events, an insurer will not cover damages resulting from wear and tear.

devaluation due to use, wear and tear discharge, depreciation clause, normal use exclusion

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Insurance Claim Definition,
    • An application for benefits made by an insurance policyholder after an insured event.
  • Insurance Policy Definition,
    • A legal contract between an insurer and entity that specifies what the insurer is required to cover and any benefits the insured entity is entitled to.
  • Property Insurance Definition,
    • Insurance that provides coverage for damages to property from a number of perils.
  • Survival Analysis Definition,
    • A statistical analysis of how likely someone or something will survive to a set date.
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