Renter’s insurance protects your belongings and living space!
From the kitchen to the living room to your favorite sweater, most roommates share everything. Roommates are often the siblings you never asked for (or got), but there’s a mutual likeness when sharing a living space with another human being day in and day out.
Whether you watch reruns of The Voice together every night, or stay in your room to avoid awkward small chat, many roommates think that if one of you has renter’s insurance, the coverage extends to the entire apartment and all of the contents.
This is a costly misconception. Renter’s 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 a member of your family), their things will not be covered.
Here’s the lowdown on renter’s insurance for roommates:
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Renter's Insurance and Thefts
If you have ever had anything stolen you know what a hassle it can be. The issues can be even worse if your house or apartment was broken into and you are missing many different items. Along with figuring out exactly what was stolen, you also have to figure out how the thief got into your house. Luckily, investing in the right renter’s insurance policy can help to ensure that you are not left paying for the stolen items out of your own pocket.
While your landlord will have an insurance policy for your home, it will only provide coverage for the structure of the home, not for your belongings that you keep in your house. The only way to protect your personal belongings is to invest in a separate renter’s insurance policy. A renter’s insurance policy will provide liability coverage if anyone is injured while visiting ...