Who Is It For?
Renters insurance is for those whom are renting an apartment or home and want to cover the personal property they have in the home. When buying renters insurance, the monthly premium will cover the property in the rental at the time of a loss. Depending on the terms and coverage, in the event of a fire, theft, or other events a claim adjuster would review property against policy and pay for lost items less than the deductible.
There are riders in which additional property can be added such as furs, antiques, jewelry, and so on. The coverage caters to the needs of the renter, so the ranges in the value of a renter’s policy can vary drastically from a few thousand to tens of thousands of dollars depending on the contents owned by the policyholder.
Benefits To Renters Insurance
While the primary benefit of this policy is to replace damaged items, there are also many other benefits attached to this type of policy. The coverage takes care of many things a person may not think about right away during an issue such as a fire. They can cover food in the fridge and relocation in the event the place is unlivable. If something is stolen from your car and not your actual car, the policy will cover those items and not the auto insurance policy. If a visitor is injured on the property including a dog bite, many policies will cover the claim so that the tenant isn’t liable for damages.
Coverage when traveling is also attached to these policies and many covers outside property kept at another location. For instance, if the policyholder has a storage unit 10% of the face value of the policy could be attributed to this unit if there was a loss or damage of any of the property. Reimbursement for all items rather personal property or an injury claim is paid up to the coverage amount.