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Renters Insurance

The Always Essential Renters Insurance

Renting a home may seem as if you do not have the responsibilities that a homeowner has. While this is true in many ways, it is important to note that the property that you have in your rental is not covered under the home or apartment owner’s insurance. This means that if there is a fire, theft, or vandalism occurs, your belongings will not be replaced without you having to pay for them. That is why it is essential that a renter purchases renter’s insurance as it is specially created to meet the needs of a renter.

While renters insurance works much like any other insurance, you have options that will be based on the value of your personal property that needs protection. The premiums that you pay will be based on this amount. A higher value will dictate a higher premium per month. Supplemental or specific item insurance can also be purchased for pieces like a wedding ring, original art, and more. You can also add on protection for events not covered by a typical policy, including flooding or earthquakes.

You will have a deductible to pay if you need to make a claim. This deductible can range in amount, according to how much you want to pay per month for your premiums. A lower deductible means a higher premium, but if you see no way to come up with a specific deductible, it may be best to pay a higher premium now to protect your belongings.

One other thing that you want to consider is how often your premiums are due. Yearly premiums are largely less expensive, as opposed to paying smaller monthly amounts.

If a damaging event occurs, you will make a claim to the insurance policy. A deductible will be paid and the insurance company will then cover the remaining cost of the damage or loss.

Fire or flood can be a very damaging event to everything in your home. By purchasing rental insurance, you can significantly decrease the amount of out of pocket expenses that you are responsible for. Call your insurance agent to get more information about your own specific rental insurance needs.