Andrea Asks… I am first time renter and have been told that I should get renters insurance. Is this true?

It is important to understand that you are personally responsible for the home or apartment that you are renting. In addition to this, you must understand how to stay protected if something were to go wrong. One of the best ways to protect yourself is through renters insurance. I would highly advise that all renters consider using renters insurance for the following reasons:


  1. It will keep you covered. Renters insurance will protect you for everything from personal property to personal liability. For example, if your neighbor we’re to fall asleep with a lit cigarette in their living room thus resulting in a fire within your building, any damaged property will be covered by renters insurance.
  2. Renters insurance protects from your own mistakes. Now we already discussed what would happen if your neighbor made a drastic mistake but what happens when you are in that same situation? Renters insurance will help protect you against any legal ramifications.
  3. It may save you money in the long run. You would be amazed as to how fast your belongings add up. If you were to be the victim of theft or a small disaster you may potentially lose a great deal of money. Renters insurance will help replace some of those items of yours in a worst case scenario.
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