Landlord protection from unpaid rent and property damage has never been this easy

Aviva Canada and RDA Insurance launch Landlord Protect through online real estate rental platform, Casalova

TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2016 /CNW/ - Aviva Canada, in partnership with RDA Insurance, announces another first today with the launch of the Casalova Landlord Protect program, offering cost-effective insurance coverage for landlords to protect them from issues they are most concerned about.

Landlords who use Casalova.com, a one-stop end-to-end solution for long-term rental searches, will be protected for up to $50,000 in unpaid rent and up to $50,000 in property damage caused by tenants. The coverage is offered to eligible landlords who secure tenants through Casalova.

"Casalova.com is a great digital platform, offering simplicity and ease-of-use to both landlords and tenants," said Martin Campbell, Assistant Vice-President, Specialty Warranty, Aviva Canada. "As customers are increasingly looking to self-serve, digital platforms like Casalova are a perfect fit for Aviva Canada and RDA Insurance."

"There is an insurance gap where landlord coverage is concerned, and Landlord Protect which covers unpaid rent and property damage fills that gap," said Robert Chiarantano, Vice-President, RDA Insurance Inc. "This partnership allows us to continue offering innovative and unique solutions for landlords."

"We understand the market for landlords and know the risks they face when renting out their properties," said Ray Taaeb, CEO and co-founder, Casalova. "With Landlord Protect, landlords can now use Casalova's services knowing they are well-protected."

About Casalova

Casalova is a Toronto-based software service that streamlines the rental process for both tenants and landlords. Casalova was founded by Ray Taaeb, CEO and Curtis Layne, CTO in 2014. For more information, visit Casalova's website at www.casalova.com.

About RDA

Protecting your business, financial and personal assets is the number one priority at RDA Insurance, Bonds & Financial Services. Regarded as experts in the commercial insurance industry for over 30 years, RDA is an independent brokerage offering a wide range of business and personal insurance products for the discerning client, with particular focus in commercial, construction, bonding and manufacturing insurance.

About Aviva Canada

Aviva Canada is one of the leading property and casualty insurance groups in the country providing home, automobile, leisure/lifestyle and business insurance to more than three million customers. A wholly-owned subsidiary of UK-based Aviva plc, the company has more than 4,000 employees focused on creating a bright and sustainable future for our customers and our communities.

Aviva Canada invests in positive change through the Aviva Community Fund, Canada's longest running online community funding competition. Since its inception in 2009, the Aviva Community Fund has awarded $6.5 million to over 222 charities and community groups nationwide. Aviva Canada, bringing over 300 years of good thinking and insurance solutions to Canadians from coast to coast.

For more information visit avivacanada.com, our blog or our Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

SOURCE Aviva Canada Inc.

For further information: Media Contact: Priscilla Wong, Public Relations Specialist, Aviva Canada Inc., Desk: 416 288 6780, Mobile: 647 208 7523, priscilla.y.wong@aviva.com

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