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Renters Insurance

What is Renters' Insurance?

Renters' insurance, often called tenants' insurance, is an insurance policy that provides some of the benefits of homeowners' insurance, but does not include coverage for the dwelling, or structure, with the exception of small alterations that a tenant makes to the structure. It provides liability insurance and the tenant's personal property is covered against named perils such as fire, theft, and vandalism. It also pays expenses when the dwelling becomes uninhabitable. Due to renters' insurance existing mainly to protect against losses to the tenant's personal property and provide them with liability coverage but not to insure the actual dwelling, it's significantly less expensive than a homeowners policy. The owner of the building is responsible for insuring the dwelling itself but bears no responsibility for the tenant's belongings.

How much is renters insurance per month for an apartment?

Worters says that according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' data the average policy cost just $184 per year, a figure that works out to a little more than $15 per month for coverage that ranges from $30,000 to $50,000 (depending on where the renter lives) with a $500 to $1,000deductible

Do you need renters insurance for each person?

Renters insurance protects the property of the people listed on the policy. Unless your roommate is listed as an additional insured on your insurance policy (or is a domestic partner, spouse, or member of your family), he or she will not be covered.

Is it worth it to get rental car insurance?

the tempting add-on. Of the 4 rental car insurance coverages listed above, the loss-damage waiver offers the most protection. But if you have comprehensive and collision coverage on your car insurance policy, the value of your rental car is likely covered even in the event of a total loss.

Best Renters Insurance Companies By Ratings

State Farm 5 4 A++ AA
Allstate 2 3 A+ AA-
Farmers Insurance 3 3 A A+
Liberty Mutual 2 4 A A-
USAA N/A 4 A++ AA+
Erie Insurance 5 4 A+ AApi