Affordable Renters Insurance
Renters insurance provides financial protection against the loss or destruction of your possessions when you rent a house or apartment.
Doesn't My Landlord's Insurance Cover Me?While your landlord may be sympathetic to a burglary you have experienced or a fire caused by your iron, destruction or loss of your possessions is not usually covered by your landlord’s insurance. The bright side is that in most cases, renters insurance covers the value of your belongings, not the physical building, so the premium is really quite inexpensive.
What Does Renters Insurance Cover?
By purchasing renters insurance, you are guaranteeing that your possessions are covered against losses from fire or smoke, lightning, vandalism, theft, explosion, windstorm and water damage (not including floods). Like homeowners insurance, renters insurance also covers your responsibility to other people injured at your home or elsewhere by you, a family member or your pet and pays legal defense costs if you are taken to court.
Renters insurance covers your additional living expenses if you are unable to live in your apartment because of a fire or other covered peril. Most policies will reimburse you the difference between your additional living expenses and your normal living expenses but still may set limits as to the amount they will pay.