One of the primary timing limitations found in a property insurance policy is the time limit for suit. Most residential property insurance policies in Minnesota have a time limit of only two (2) years from the date of loss. The 2-year time limit is both statutory and contract based. If a claim isn't settled and a policyholder fails to file a lawsuit (note the deadline is to file a lawsuit, not just make a claim) within that time period, the claim will likely be barred.
When a home is damaged, a homeowner's first move is often to file a claim with his or her insurance company. In some cases, that claim may be denied even if an individual believes that the damage is covered by the policy. If a claim is denied, it is important to review the terms of the policy carefully to see if the damage actually was covered. It may be best to do so prior to filing the claim.