actual cash value

noun

Definition of actual cash value 

: money equal to the cost of replacing lost, stolen, or damaged property after depreciation

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The actual cash value is the replacement cost value, less depreciation for physical wear and tear. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Understand what your flood insurance policy covers before hurricane season," 23 May 2018 Personal property is always adjusted at the actual cash value. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Understand what your flood insurance policy covers before hurricane season," 23 May 2018 Policies pay out to policyholders based on either the replacement cost value or the actual cash value. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Understand what your flood insurance policy covers before hurricane season," 23 May 2018 The company issued initial payments immediately after the storm to policyholders whose losses exceeded their hurricane deductibles, the release said, adding those initial payments were based on the actual cash value of damages caused by the storm. Ron Hurtibise, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Citizens reopens more than a third of Hurricane Irma claims," 29 Mar. 2018 The insurance company had set that value even before seeking an independent assessment of the building’s actual cash value, the counterclaim said. Mark Davis, kansascity, "Legal embers flare after St. Joseph fire lawsuit targeted Kemper Arena developer," 1 Nov. 2017

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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actual cash value

noun

Legal Definition of actual cash value 

1 : the cost of replacing or repairing damaged property less any applicable depreciation

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